Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Communicable Disease Reporting Program monitors the occurrence of contagious illnesses within Montgomery County. Our team gathers reports of diseases in the community, interviews people with disease, and conducts follow-up investigations to determine the source of infection.
The Communicable Disease staff makes recommendations for the treatment of cases and prophylaxis of contacts, educates the public about disease transmission, and provides timely and accurate information to the community to avert outbreaks.
The Communicable Disease staff works closely with hospitals, physician offices, urgent cares, schools and daycares in Montgomery County to help prevent and control the spread of diseases and protect the health of our community.
All reportable diseases should be reported to the Communicable Disease Reporting Nurse by telephone, mail or fax during normal business hours.
As of March 24, 63 mumps cases have been reported in the Columbus / Franklin County area. Of the cases reported, 45 have been linked to an outbreak at The Ohio State University campus; the other cases were found in the greater community. Many people from Montgomery County regularly travel back and forth to the Columbus region, which increases the likelihood that mumps may spread to the Greater Dayton area. Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County wants you to know there are things you can do to prevent the spread of mumps.Read more