Communicable Disease Control

Communicable Disease Control embraces the objective of the control and containment of infectious disease. This happens through prompt reporting by attending physicians, hospitals and donor centers of diseases listed as reportable in the Ohio Administrative Code. It ensures that medical supervision and care of persons with communicable disease is ongoing in addition to encouraging immunization against thoses diseases for which such protection is available. The nurse contacts the individual to assure that they remain under medical care, understand and follow through with the recommended medical plan of treatment and understand the disease process and the precautions necessary to prevent spread of the disease to others. Some of the diseases include shigella, salmonella, campylobacter and hepatitis A, B, and C.
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