Dubois County Health Department

phone (812) 481-7050

fax (812) 481-7069

Communicable Disease

Under the Indiana Administrative Code 410 IAC 1-2.5, physicians, hospitals and labs have to report certain diseases to the local health department in the county where the patient lives.  The patient information is confidentially sent to the Indiana State Department of Health and sometimes on to the Centers for Disease Control.  This information is tCommunicable Diseasehen reviewed to determine things such as disease trends and outbreaks, risk factors, and the effectiveness of various vaccines and medications.  The Health Department is allowed to release information to the public and media about the specific diseases reported and number of cases reported.

Click here for a list of Reportable Communicable Diseases