Communicable Diseases

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Disease Reporting

Communicable diseases are infectious diseases that are spread from person to person (e.g., E. coli, Salmonella, whooping cough) or from animals to people (e.g., rabies, H1N1). There are many diseases that are required to be reported to the Evanston Health & Human Services Department.  Mandated reporters, such as health care providers, hospitals and laboratories must report any suspected or confirmed case of these diseases to the Evanston Health & Human Services Department within the number of days or hours indicated by Illinois State Law. This timely reporting helps to reduce the number of potential infections.

In addition, we prevent the spread of infectious diseases through disease surveillance, community education, outbreak response and by providing recommendations to control the spread of communicable diseases in the City of Evanston. You can find more information on reportable and non-reportable diseases through the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website.

To report communicable disease cases please call 847-448-4311.

 

After Hours Communication

For after hours communicable disease or bioterrorism emergencies, please call 847-448-4311 and stay on the line to be connected to someone immediately.