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Communicable Disease

According to the Ohio Administrative Code, all laboratories, physicians and other health professionals and hospitals are to report suspected and confirmed cases of certain communicable diseases to the local health department. Communicable staff is responsible for the review and investigation of emerging and reportable infectious or communicable diseases within the Canton City Health District.

Program Objectives:
Case investigation –to gather specific details of a possible source, symptoms, contacts, and course of illness.
Surveillance - to systematically collect and analyze numbers pertaining to specific diseases
Resource Reference – to facilitate access to medical and community resources.
Education – to provide health/disease information to healthcare professionals and the public (group presentations, written materials, etc.)

Coordination and collaboration with Stark County, Alliance City, and Massillon City Health Districts, other local health jurisdictions, and the Ohio Department of Health is an ongoing, integral component to the comprehensive operation of our program

To view the communicable disease statistics, please visit the EpiGram page.

To view the Reportable Diseases, Click Here.


For general information regarding a specific communicable disease, please visit https://www.cdc.gov and type the disease name in the search box.

For questions pertaining to communicable illness, please call 330-489-3322.

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