Disease Control and Epidemiology
Investigations begin when we receive a confirmed lab report or a physician’s report that a certain disease is suspected.
Montgomery County resident or facility
1. How do I report a communicable disease?
Call 240-777-1755 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M.. – 4:00 P.M..
2. What are some examples of communicable diseases in Montgomery County?
The Disease Control staff investigates diseases that are food borne, like salmonella, shigella, and Ecoli; and vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps and pertussis.
3. What are some recommendations to prevent the spread of communicable diseases?
- Hand washing is the best way to stop the spread of all diseases.
- If you are coughing, cover your cough.
- If you are sick, stay home so you don’t spread the germs to others.
- Vaccinations are available for many diseases that spread from person to person. Talk with your doctor about getting vaccines that are appropriate for your age.
4. What should I do if I think I may have a communicable disease?
Call your primary health care provider to discuss your symptoms. Your doctor may order some tests to determine if you have a communicable disease. If the disease is reportable under Maryland law, the County’s Disease Control office should be notified by the doctor and/or the lab where you were tested.
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