Communicable Disease Section
Phone: (989) 895-4003
Fax: (989) 895-2083
The goals of the Communicable Disease Division are to promptly investigate disease outbreaks and implement control measures to minimize further transmission of disease; monitor disease-reporting by physicians and laboratories in order to detect trends and to assess the public health impact of diseases support communication between public health agencies, private physicians, and hospital and occupational health infection control personnel, as an essential part of disease control efforts and prevention efforts; and to disseminate health education messages to the community and the media in order to enhance disease control and prevention efforts.
Bay County Health Department plays a key role in efforts to control communicable diseases. The public health system depends upon reports of disease to monitor community health and to provide the basis for preventive action. Examples of reportable diseases include Measles, Polio, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Salmonellosis, Botulism and Syphilis