Infectious Disease Reporting
Disease investigation and prevention of outbreaks are among the highest priorities of Williams County Health Department. It is an important part of protecting the public’s health. Our goal is to prevent and reduce transmission of all infectious diseases through a system of surveillance, disease control and education.
Certain infectious diseases are required by law to be reported to the local health department. Our public health nurses contact the healthcare provider, patient and/or family to determine how the disease was contracted and instruct people how to prevent further spread of the disease.