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Communicable Disease Control Program

How to report

Central Michigan District Health Department’s Communicable Disease Control Program is committed to preventing the occurrence and spread of communicable disease within the community. Program activities include:

  • Working with hospitals, medical providers, schools, daycares, universities, other Local Health Departments, and the Michigan Department of Community Health to investigate and control the spread of communicable diseases 

  • Providing information to the public to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases

  • Implementing disease control strategies, such as school based  school-based immunization clinics within the community

  • Analyzing reported diseases to measure changes in disease occurrence or trends and to detect and respond to outbreaks


Communicable Disease Reporting Procedures


Why reporting is important

Information obtained from communicable disease investigations is systematically gathered, analyzed, and disseminated to health care professionals and the public. Health officials are continually learning more about diseases, specifically:

  • How organisms change

  • Factors which influence the transmission of disease

  • Evaluation of treatment or control measures for diseases

  • How to prevent disease transmission


Who should report?

The Michigan Communicable Disease Rules, promulgated under the authority conferred on the Department of Community Health by section 5111 of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended, being 333.5111 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, clearly designates communicable disease reporting responsibilities to the following individuals:

  • Physicians

  • Laboratories

  • Infection Control Practitioners

  • Epidemiologists

  • Dentists

  • Pharmacists

  • Physician's Assistants

  • Schools

  • Daycares

  • Camps

  • Any health professional


What to report?

To report a communicable disease, please include the following information:


How to report a communicable disease?


To report a communicable disease, please call your local health department branch office, and ask to speak to a Personal Health Supervisor or Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse


If you are a Medical Provider, Infection Control Practitioner, or Laboratory and you wish to report a communicable disease after regular business hours or on the weekend, please contact the Communicable Disease Supervisor at this number: 989-289-6445.


School / Child Care Reporting


Medical Provider Reporting 

Michigan Disease Surveillance System


Electronic reporting via the Michigan Disease Surveillance System is available for medical providers. If you are a medical provider who frequently reports communicable diseases and is interested in obtaining access to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System for reporting purposes, please contact 989-773-5921 x 1449 for additional information. 



Communicable Disease Information


Communicable Disease Data


CMDHD Five years historical CD data (2005-2019)


Web links



Please call or visit your local CMDHD Branch office for more information:

  • Arenac County: 989-846-6541

  • Clare County: 989-539-6731

  • Gladwin County: 989-426-9431

  • Isabella County: 989-773-5921

  • Osceola County: 231-832-5532

  • Roscommon County: 989-366-9166

CMDHD Five Years historical CD data (2014-2018)

Who should report?
What to report
Michigan disease surveillance
Why is reporting important
communicable disease info
School/Child Care Reporting
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