Communicable Disease Control:
The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department is responsible for investigation and follow-up on any reported infectious diseases. Cooperation in disease reporting is invaluable to public health. The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department is available 24/7 for reporting Class A diseases or public health emergencies. For after hours public health emergencies, call the Health Department at 937-498-7249 and listen to the message for further instructions. There are two registered nurses, a registered sanitarian, and an epidemiologist designated for these tasks. The Epidemiologist works with statistics and regional/local early event surveillance. With early event surveillance and electronic reporting, the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department will be prepared for disease outbreaks and emerging disease.
The diseases listed below are Class A reportable and are diseases of major public health concern because of the severity of disease or potential for epidemic spread - These diseases should be reported by telephone, to the local health department, immediately upon recognition that a case, suspect case or a positive laboratory result exists.
|Influenza A - novel virus
Rubella (not congenital)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF)
The following are the 5 most common communicable diseases in Shelby County for 2015 (please click on each for additional disease information):
Clinics that Treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases
2015 Shelby County Disease Report
CDC Diseases and Conditions
Ebola Hotline (for public) 866-800-1404 Ohio Department of Health
Ebola Hotline (for media) 614-799-6480 Ohio Department of Health
EBOLA-Link for General Public: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
EBOLA-Link for Healthcare providers: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html