Communicable Disease - Infection Control

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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 Infectious Disease Bureau or cdc.gov for specific disease information.


Measles Information & Resources

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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Reportable Illnesses

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. Other 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 Infectious Disease Bureau or CDC.gov for specific disease information.

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Communicable Disease Investigation & Intervention

Communicable Disease Investigation and Intervention

Hours   Monday through Friday
8:00a.m.to 4:30 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