Infectious Disease Investigation and Reporting
The Jackson County Health Department nursing and environmental health employees continuously monitor public health threats in the community. The Jackson County Health Department is the first agency to be contacted when circumstances point to a communicable disease.
Over 50 diseases and/or conditions must be reported to local health departments by any practicing, licensed, or permitted health provider or laboratory. Some of the diseases that are reported include Sexually Transmitted Diseases, certain blood-borne pathogens, Lyme Disease, Meningitis, Whooping Cough, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Chicken Pox, and West Nile Virus. A full list of reportable conditions in Ohio can be found here.
The Jackson County Health Department insures that proper methods of investigation and follow up are completed, which enables the health department to monitor and protect the health of Jackson County residents.
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information on Infectious Disease Investigation and Reporting, please contact:
Pat Woolum, Infectious Disease Nurse
740-286-5094 ext 2833
For more information on nursing services, please contact:
Jodi Strite, Director of Nursing
740-286-5094 ext 2826
Mary Catherine Shook, PH Nurse
740-286-5094 ext 2825