Communicable Disease

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Diseases like hepatitis, measles, salmonella, tuberculosis, brucellosis, rabies, meningitis and many more are reported to our agency. We provide follow-up on contacts (family or friends) of these patients, and provide some services for the patients themselves.

Tuberculosis

The Health Department provides tuberculosis skin testing and conducts follow-up checkups on active cases of TB. Free anti-TB medications can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Health with a doctor’s order

Communicable Disease Surveillance and Reporting

Missouri has 116 reportable communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, hepatitis, and meningitis. Local health care providers are required to report such diseases to the Health Department. A Public Health Nurse and Environmental Public Health Specialists investigate and follow up on reported communicable diseases in order to identify the origin of the disease, control the further spread, and prevent a recurrence.

Full list of reportable diseases in Missouri

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