Infection Prevention & Control Program (IPC)

In alignment with the Health Department, the IPC Program’s mission is to promote, preserve, and protect the health of all in Howard County.  We work towards this by monitoring and investigating lab reports of reportable infectious diseases so that appropriate actions can be taken to prevent and control potential outbreaks and provide timely public health information to members of the community.

The Maryland Code of Regulations stipulates what conditions should be reported, who should report, how reporting should occur, where reports are sent, and important timelines. -Maryland Department of Health (MDH)

Maryland List of Reportable Diseases and Conditions

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Under the IPC Program are the following:

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an infectious disease, please call 410-313-1412 for assistance during normal business hours.  After hours, please call 410-313-2200.  For medical emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Information for Healthcare Providers

Howard County Healthcare Providers who need to submit a reportable illness case to the Health Department should call 410-313-1412. Providers may also email for assistance.


Other Infectious Disease Information:


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