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Infection Control

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Laboratories and Healthcare Providers are required by law to report certain diseases to the local health department.  Some diseases are recorded to become a part of the Local, State and National statistics. Some diseases require public health measures, or interventions. These diseases include, but are not limited to:

  • Foodborne illnesses
  • Hepatitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Meningitis
  • Outbreaks

The Howard County Health Department may contact you for information that will assist in the investigation, and help to prevent others from getting sick.


See Maryland's Epidemiology and Disease Control Program or cdc.gov for specific disease information.


Communicable Disease Investigation and Intervention 


Hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost No Charge
Locations Columbia Health Center 
Telephone 410-313-1412


Additional questions may be directed by e-mail to askhealth@howardcountymd.gov