The are some diseases that are required to be reported to the local health departments.
These specific diseases are monitored by the Carroll County General Health District. We look for trends and outbreaks. The Carroll County General Health District is striving to prevent the spread of these communicable diseases within our community by educating those individuals effected by these communicable diseases.
Reporting these specific communicable diseases is based on the severity of the disease and the potential of how this will spread within the community. There is specific time frames for which these need to be reported
1. Class A: Diseases of major public health concern because of the severity of disease or potential for epidemic spread - report immediately via telephone upon recognition that a case, a suspected case, or a positive laboratory result exists.
2. Class B: Disease of public health concern needing timely response because of potential for epidemic spread - report by the end of the next business day after the existence of a case, a suspected case, or a positive laboratory result is known.
3. Class C: Report an outbreak, unusual incident or epidemic of other diseases (e.g. histoplasmosis, pediculosis, scabies, staphylococcal infections) by the end of the next business day.
Currently there is a Hepatitis A Outbreak in Ohio. Below is some informational documents. If you want more information please call The Carroll County General Health District at 330-627-4866 ext 1530 for an Appointment.
Currently there is a Hepatitis A Outbreak in Ohio
Currently there is an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Ohio. There are informational sheets below from the Centers of Disease Control. If you have questions about Hepatitis A please call The Carroll County General Health District at 330-627-4866 ext 1532.