ABOUT COMMUNICABLE/INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Communicable diseases, also known as infectious or contagious diseases, spread from person to person or animal to person. Spread may happen through direct contact with an infected person or animal or their bodily fluids. Spread may also occur by inhaling infected air or ingesting infected food or water.
OUR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
The local health department is responsible for a communicable disease program designed to minimize the incidence and impact of communicable diseases.
Mandated activities include all disease-specific protocols established by NYSDOH:
See these tabs for more information on specific pieces of our Communicable Disease Program including: