Communicable Diseases


ZIKA Virus: Information from the CDC about the virus and current updates


For providers: Zika Partner Toolkit

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Report Form

Ebola - Current Information From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

"Vomiting Larry" Video

Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools

May 2017 Communicable Disease Newsletter

CD Newsletter Archives

School Disease Reporting

Rabies Press Release April 2015

Communicable diseases are those which are infectious or contagious. They can be transmitted directly from person to person or animal to person, or indirectly through contaminated food and beverages, particularly water. Communicable diseases are a continuing and significant threat to man, and despite the eradication of some diseases, new bacteria and viruses are continuously emerging, or reemerging in multi-drug resistant forms.

The role of the Communicable Disease professional is to control and prevent the occurrence of infectious diseases in a population or community through surveillance, investigation, detection, recognition and/or identification of pathogens, facilitation of preventive treatment and/or education, reporting and evaluation.

The early identification of infectious diseases, and the control of these illnesses, rests with the primary care provider who recognizes a communicable disease, an unusual case presentation, or a cluster of like-symptoms. Michigan Communicable Disease Rules (R 325.171 et al) require physicians and laboratories to report communicable diseases to local health departments.

Michigan Legislature Public Health Code (Excerpt) Act 368 of 1978

Department of Community Health Bureau of Epidemiology Communicable and Related Diseases

For a listing of reportable diseases and time requirements, click here.

The Communicable Disease unit of the Barry Eaton District Health Department provides a wide range of communicable disease-related services. These include:

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The Wear One campaign was developed to increase free condom availability, create awareness and promote acceptance of condom use in individuals 18 - 24 years of age. The goal is to decrease STIs and unplanned pregnancies; by removing barriers such as cost, embarrassment and lack of access.

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Outlaw Tattoo

148 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-8


Thirsty Needle Tattoo

101 W State St #4, Hastings, MI 49058

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-8


Olde Towne Tavern

114 S Jefferson St, Hastings, MI 49058

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-10

Fri-Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 am

Red’s Sports Bar and Grill

661 S Broadway St, Middleville, MI 49333


Yankee Bills

606 Whitmore Rd Hastings MI 49058

Sand Bar and Grill

11368 M-179, Middleville, MI 49333







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  • Immunizations
    Providing childhood immunizations with the ultimate goal of eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases.  For more information about immunizations, click here.
  • Animal Exposures
    Providing follow-up and consultation for animal bites and other animal exposures, including bat exposures.  For more information about animal exposures, click here.
  • Tuberculosis
    Providing tuberculosis consultation and treatment.  For more information about TB, click here.
  • Schools and Daycare
    Providing consultation to schools, childcare settings and the community regarding communicable diseases .  For more information about managing communicable diseases in school and childcare settings, click here.

 To report any case of suspected or confirmed communicable disease in Barry or Eaton County, please call 517-541-2641 or 517-541-2613 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You may also FAX your report to 517-541-2666. For emergencies occurring after hours or on weekends, please call 517-541-2683.