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2017 Communicable Diseases Reported*

  • Hepatitis C (acute/chronic)
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis B (acute/chronic)
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Pertussis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Meningitis – aseptic/viral
  • Giardiasis
  • Shigellosis
  • Legionellosis
  • Meningitis – bacterial
  • Tuberculosis

*Chart includes suspect, probable and confirmed cases as reported to WCHD. All data is provisional. The chart does not represent all reported diseases, refer to Documents for complete list.  Additional infectious disease data is available on the Ohio Department of Health website at www.odh.ohio.gov.

RSS WHO Disease Outbreak News

  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia October 18, 2019
    From 1 through 30 September 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 4 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death. The cases were reported from Al-Qassim (2 cases), Riyadh (1 case), and Al-Ahsaa (1 case) regions. The link below provides details of the 4 reported […]
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo October 17, 2019
    The number of confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been relatively low in recent weeks, with 15 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 7 October through 13 October (Figure 1).
  • Cholera – Republic of the Sudan October 15, 2019
    On 8 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) notified WHO about a cholera outbreak in four localities in the Blue Nile State (BNS), south-eastern Sudan, bordering Ethiopia and South Sudan. The first case was detected on 28 of August 2019. From 28 August through 12 October 2019, a total of 278 suspected cholera cases, […]

All reportable diseases should be reported by healthcare professionals to WCHD by telephone, mail or fax during normal business hours.

To report a communicable disease:

To report a disease outside our regular business hours of 7:30a-4:30p M-F, or on federal holidays, please call (877) 774-4636.

Communicable disease surveillance and investigation is a vital part of protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Warren County. These surveillance and investigation activities are largely dependent on prompt disease reporting from many reporting sources. As required by law, physicians, hospitals, labs and healthcare providers must report certain communicable diseases to the Health District. Communicable disease reports received by the Warren County Health District (WCHD) are investigated and documented according to state guidelines. All reports received are kept confidential according to HIPAA requirements.

The communicable disease staff works closely with all reporting sources to obtain complete and accurate information. The Communicable Disease staff with assistance from Environmental Health and the Nursing Division of the WCHD, work to complete investigations of reportable diseases and take appropriate action as needed. Data obtained through these investigations are submitted to the Ohio Department of Health via the Ohio Disease Reporting System. Disease investigation activities provide the staff with an opportunity to educate both individuals and the public on disease processes, identify resources for further information and care, and implement measures necessary to prevent the further spread of disease. Health District communicable disease staff also work with schools, daycares, long-term care facilities and others in an effort to respond to concerns, provide information and promote the health of these specific populations.

The WCHD values the cooperation of physicians, hospitals, labs, healthcare providers and other reporting sources in our efforts to prevent disease and promote good health among the citizens of Warren County.

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