Communicable Disease Surveillance and Follow-Up
Clarke County Public Health provides follow-up or investigative service for all reportable communicable disease referrals as adopted by the Iowa State Board of Health. Clarke County Public Health maintains the ability to receive urgent disease reports and/or notification of other public health emergencies requiring agency response on 24 hours per day 7 days per week basis. We also provide special immunization and/or screening programs, as necessary, as recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health and in conjunction with the local physicians of Clarke County.
A current list of reportable communicable diseases for the state of Iowa is located in The Epidemiologic Follow-Up of Communicable Diseases in Iowa (“The EPI Manual”), which is available on line at the IDPH website. Please click on the link below to view the manual.
IDPH Epi Manual
If you believe you have a reportable communicable disease condition, please notify us at 641-342-3724 or the Clarke County Hospital 641-342-2184.
Public Health staff is trained to protect and preserve your health and safety from infectious diseases by:
- disease surveillance; investigation of acute outbreaks
- public and professional education and consultation on infectious diseases
- immunization and vaccine guidelines
- treatment after animal bites
- vaccines for international travel
Information on specific diseases: http://idph.state.ia.us/Cade/DiseaseIndex.aspx
Foodborne Illnesses: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/Cade/Foodborne.aspx
Animal- Related Illnesses: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/cade/zoonotic.aspx
Iowa Department of Public Health – Center for Acute Disease Prevention and Emergency Response: http://idph.state.ia.us/Cade/Default.aspx
Centers for Disease and Control: http://www.cdc.gov/
International Travel Information and Vaccines Information: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/