Communicable Disease

The Communicable Disease program at the Seneca County General Health District is responsible for the prevention and management of infectious diseases in our community. This is accomplished through case identification, investigation, surveillance and education.

A communicable disease is an infection that is spread by coming in direct contact with someone or something that has been infected with bacteria, a virus or a parasite. People, animals, water and food are common sources of disease.

Disease Reporting

Certain diseases, called reportable communicable diseases, are required by law (Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3703-3-01 through 3703-3-31) to be reported to the local health department. The law requires all labs, physicians and other healthcare providers to report all confirmed and suspect cases.

What does the health department do with these reports? All reports are reviewed. Some reports are only used for statistical purposes, but others require further investigation to determine the source of the infection to prevent the further spread of the infection.

All information reported is kept confidential.

See a list of reportable diseases here. (Updated 7/30/2019)

Resources
How to Report a Communicable Disease

All Class A diseases are to be reported immediately by telephone: (419) 447-3691 ext. 330.  Ask to speak to the Communicable Disease Nurse.


On evenings, weekends or holidays contact the Seneca County General Health District's Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff Office at (419) 447-3456.

All Class B diseases are to be reported by the end of the next business day by secure fax: (419) 447- 0872


You may use the Ohio Confidential Reportable Disease Form.

Class C diseases (outbreaks, an unusual incident, or epidemic) are to be reported by the end of the next business day by telephone. 

Forms for Reporting:


Pediatric HIV Diagnosis (> 13 Years Old at Time of Diagnosis)

Adult HIV Diagnosis (< 13 Years Old at Time of Diagnosis)

Department Info

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 447-3691 ext. 330

Contact

Communicable Disease Nurse

Seneca County General Health District 

71 South Washington Street 

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

© 2018 Seneca County General Health District 

71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456

 

*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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