The Communicable Disease Control Program provides ongoing surveillance and control of significant infectious diseases such as meningitis, pertussis (whooping cough), salmonella, tuberculosis, e-coli, and hepatitis. Decatur County Public Health staff works with medical providers, hospitals, and laboratories to:
- detect and report cases of significant infectious disease
- investigate the circumstances of each case
- recommend and implement measures to control the spread of disease
- provide infection-control training to community agencies and organizations
The population of Decatur County is highly mobile, which increases the probability and the spread of communicable diseases in our communities.