Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Reporting and Prevention

Here at Pickaway County Public Health we strive to protect our community from a number of communicable diseases as outlined by the CDC and the Ohio Administrative Code. We work with local doctors, nurses, administrators, healthcare facilities, and community leaders to protect our county in a way that is fast, efficient, and effective.

A list of reportable communicable diseases, case report forms, and the time frames for reporting are listed in the Ohio Department of Health’s Infectious Disease Control Manual. The first three sections provide valuable reference materials on Ohio’s reportable diseases.

  • Section 1:  Introduction, Reporting Requirements and list of Reportable Infectious Diseases in Ohio
  • Section 2:  Ohio Administrative Code and Ohio Revised Code Rules applicable to Communicable Diseases
  • Section 3:  Reportable disease descriptions, case definitions and specific disease report forms

A number of forms are available for the reporting of specific types of illnesses, but the generic Infectious Disease Tracking Form is provided here for ease of use.

We need your help! County residents play a major role in identifying and reporting communicable diseases at the local level.  It is imperative that members of local communities are empowered with the knowledge and resources needed for fast and effective transfer of information.  With a wealth of informational resources at our disposal, we will do our best to meet the educational needs of any county resident, medical professional or otherwise.

Questions about Communicable Disease? Unsure whether an illness is reportable? What are the signs and symptoms? Not clear on the timetable for reporting?   No Problem! We will gladly address any inquiries in a timely and complete manner. And if we don’t have the answer, odds are we know someone who does!