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Central Michigan District Health Departmentís Communicable Disease Control Program is committed to preventing the occurrence and spread of communicable disease within the community. Program activities include:
  • Working with hospitals, medical providers, schools, daycares, universities, other Local Health Departments, and the Michigan Department of Community Health to investigate and control the spread of communicable diseases

  • Providing information to the public to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases

  • Implementing disease control strategies, such as school based immunization clinics within the community

  • Analyzing reported diseases to measure changes in disease occurrence or trends and to detect and respond to outbreaks

Why reporting is important.
Information obtained from communicable disease investigations is systematically gathered, analyzed, and disseminated to health care professionals and the public. Health officials are continually learning more about diseases, specifically:
  • How organisms change
  • Factors which influence the transmission of disease
  • Evaluation of treatment or control measures for diseases
  • How to prevent disease transmission

Who should report?
The Michigan Communicable Disease Rules, promulgated under the authority conferred on the Department of Community Health by section 5111 of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended, being 333.5111 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, clearly designates communicable disease reporting responsibilities to the following individuals:
  • Physicians
  • Laboratories
  • Infection Control Practitioners
  • Epidemiologists
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician's Assistants
  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • Camps
  • Any health professional

What to report?
To report a communicable disease, please include the following information:
  • The name of the person
  • Pertinent contact information for the patient, including the address, phone number
  • The disease
  • The name of the person making the report

How to report a communicable disease?

Michigan Disease Surveillance System
Electronic reporting via the Michigan Disease Surveillance System is available for medical providers. If you are a medical provider who frequently reports communicable diseases and is interested in obtaining access to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System for reporting purposes, please contact 989-773-5921 x 8449 for additional information.

Communicable Disease Information

Communicable Disease Data

Web links

Please call or visit your local CMDHD Branch office for more information: