Communicable Diseases and Reporting

For Health Care Providers

To help track and control the spread of communicable diseases, health care providers and laboratories are required by the State of Michigan (Michigan Legislature Public Health Code (Excerpt) Act 368 of 1978) to report communicable diseases to local health departments.

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

*Monkeypox is a viral disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. The risk to the public remains low. Healthcare providers are urged to be alert and to know the signs and symptoms to identify monkeypox. To monitor number of confirmed cases in Michigan, please visit 2022 U.S. Map & Case Count | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC.

Health Care Provider Contact Information 

To report any case of suspected or confirmed communicable disease in Barry or Eaton County, please contact us at:

  • Barry and Eaton County Phone: 517-541-2641.
  • You may also fax your report to 517-541-2666.
  • For emergencies occurring after hours or on weekends, please call 517-541-2683.
  • For Monkeypox information email monkeypox@bedhd.org

 

*For information on specific communicable diseases, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.