Disease Surveillance

The Communicable Disease program at the Knox County Health Department investigates:


  • Reportable infectious diseases in compliance with state and federal regulations
  • To ensure epidemiology activities directed toward disease surveillance, prevention and detection
  • To notify the public of their risk for infectious diseases
  • To manage and control of disease throughout the community
  • Outbreaks and coordinates information exchange for disease control


To report a communicable disease during business hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, call the Director of Nursing at 740-399-8003;
uring non-business hours, call 740-397-3333, Ext. #1.

Physician and health care providers, per Communicable Disease Rules 3701-36-01 through 3701-36-30 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC), are legally required to report suspected, lab-confirmed, and clinical diagnoses of specific diseases and conditions within specified time frames.

Helpful Links

Mandated Reportable Conditions in Ohio (See section 1, pages 4-5)

2011 Infectious Disease Report

Disease and Condition section at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


Contact Us

Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

For public health emergencies during
non-business hours, call

740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050