Communicable Diseases

If you suspect a communicable disease, please consult your medical provider or go to the nearest emergency room for assessment and treatment. In a emergency call 911. The health department will conduct follow up investigations on all reportable communicable diseases.

The Livingston County Health Department undertakes the following activities, in accordance with the control of communicable Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. code 690), the Control of Sexually Transmissible Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. code 693), and the AIDS Confidentiality and Testing Code (77 Ill. Adm. code 697) in order to control the spread of, reduce the incidence of, and prevent Class I and Class II diseases within our jurisdiction.

 

  1. Investigation will be initiated on all reported cases (or suspected cases) of Class I and Class II diseases within one working day (Class I) and 3 working days (Class II) of receipt of the report.
  2. For reported cases involving HIV, sexually-transmitted diseased and food borne diseases, counseling will be provided to consenting investigated cases and their contacts.
  3. For reported cases involving HIV, sexually-transmitted diseases and blood borne diseases, partner notification services will be provided to cases and their contacts.
  4. Treatment will be provided to cases and contacts of sexually-transmitted diseases and for TB.
  5. Education materials are given to all clients who have been diagnosed with a reportable disease or who have come in contact with someone diagnosed with a reportable disease.
  6. If possible, physicians are notified before contacting a client to verify that the client has been informed of their diagnosis.

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