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CD Control Program

Why Report
Who Reports
what to report

Communicable Disease Control Program

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 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:


Communicable Disease Information


Communicable Disease Data


CMDHD Five years historical CD data (2005-2019)


Tuberculosis Control Program


The Central Michigan District Health Department offers tuberculin skin testing, surveillance & monitoring for infectious TB cases, epidemiologic TB investigations for infectious TB cases, treatment of clients with identified TB infection, epidemiological analysis of TB data.

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

Fiscal Year 2023 Vaccine Preventable Disease Metrics

Fiscal Year 2023 Foodborne Illness Metrics

Disease Info
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