Communicable Diseases

The Communicable Disease program at County of Lake Health Services is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of communicable diseases, surveillance of reportable diseases, and provision of educational materials and services to assist communities in reducing the incidence of communicable diseases. The Disease Communicable Disease Program provides the following services:

  • Infectious communicable disease investigation, tracking, and reporting
  • Tuberculosis case management
  • AIDS surveillance and HIV reporting
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B case management
  • Flu program coordination
  • Immunization assistance
  • Health information and recommendations
  • Student nurse precepting

Public Health Nurses (PHN) investigate reported diseases and, as appropriate, involve epidemiologists, environmental health specialists, the public health laboratory, or the public health officer in their investigations. They conduct interviews, provide health education, refer for further care and treatment, and take measures to prevent further spread of the disease.

You can reach County of Lake Health Services Communicable Disease Program by phone at 707-263-1090, ext. 9 to respond to communicable disease reports, as well as questions or concerns from the community or health care providers.

Monkeypox Outbreak

Monkeypox infection causes a rash, which may look like pimples or blisters, often with an earlier flu-like illness. Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus not commonly seen in the United States which we are working to contain the current outbreak of and are studying.

Speak to your provider if you have questions, or if you do not have a provider, or have difficulty scheduling an appointment, please call County of Lake Health Services at 707-263-1090 and ask for Communicable Disease Program.

Catch up on Checkups & Routine Vaccines for Adults & Children!

Vaccines can prevent many infectious diseases. Most people know kids need regular vaccines, but did you know that most adults are not aware that they also need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like shingles, pertussis, and hepatitis?

For children, well-child visits and check-ups are essential for routine vaccination and summer is a great time to beat the crowd and get caught up on vaccinations before school starts. Talk to your doctor to see if you or your child are missing any vaccines, and for more information, visit: