Certain diseases are required to be reported to local health departments, where the individual lives, in order for public health investigations, interventions, and prevention according to the Ohio Administrative Code.
Marion Public Health monitors all reportable diseases for trends and outbreaks. Marion Public Health is working hard to prevent the spread of communicable diseases within the community by educating health care providers, individuals, and our community on disease prevention.
Reporting of Diseases is classified based on the severity of the disease and the potential for the disease to spread rapidly within a community. There are required timeframes in which healthcare providers and laboratories MUST report.