Public Health - Communicable Disease

 

Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by viruses or bacteria that can be spread from 1 person to another through contact with contaminated surfaces, bodily fluids, blood products, insect bites, or through the air.

Persons reported as having a communicable disease will receive information, education and contact investigation as required by New York State Department of Health regulations.

Information obtained through communicable disease investigation is completely confidential and helps to protect the health of the ill individual and of the entire community.

Information on these diseases, viruses, and bacteria are available on the NYSDOH website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/