Communicable Disease

What is a Communicable Disease (CD)?

Communicable Disease Routes of TransmissionA communicable disease is an illness transmitted through contact with microorganisms. People, animals, food, surfaces, and air can all be carriers of the microorganisms that pass infectious illnesses from one host to the next. 

Services for Communicable Disease

Many communicable diseases are required by state law to be reported to the local Health Department.  The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) conducts follow-up on disease reports to identify the source, works to prevent the spread of disease, and ensure that necessary measures are taken to protect the public. The department produces surveillance data, and shares concerns with healthcare professionals

Communicable Disease Updates

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Additional Resources:

The Communicable Disease Team, is on call 24/7 to respond to urgent public health issues. If you suspect that you may have a communicable disease, please see your primary care physician. If you have any questions, please contact us.