Disease Control and Epidemiology

How to Apply

Investigations begin when we receive a confirmed lab report or a physician’s report that a certain disease is suspected.

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Eligibility Requirements

Montgomery County resident or facility

Fees and Payments



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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