Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

The Holmes County Health District receives reports from healthcare providers to identify trends or outbreaks of infectious diseases. Based on the information reported, we then conducts necessary investigations to determine the cause of abnormal incidences of infectious diseases. This infectious disease information is vital in assisting us in protecting the residents of Holmes County from this public health threat.

Reporting a communicable disease:

During Normal business hours:

By fax: 330-674-2528

By Phone:  330-674-5035

To report a “Class A” disease after hours (24/7):

By Phone:  330-674-5035 and you follow the prompts to report a public health emergency

By Fax: 330-674-2528

Healthcare Providers with knowledge of a confirmed or suspected case of a reportable disease are required by Ohio law to report it to the local health department as outlined in Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3701-3-03  and ORC 3701-3-05

Please contact  Jessica Boal ( or Jennifer Talkington ( if you have any questions regarding communicable diseases or disease reporting.

2018-19 Flu Activity

Click here to view the most up to date flu report for Holmes County

2017 Communicable Diseases in Holmes County

The following chart shows the number of communicable diseases investigated by the Holmes County General Health District in 2017 (see column “YTD ’17).  These diseases are reportable to the local health department by Ohio law.  The numbers shown represent laboratory confirmed cases.  The data from 2016 is also provided as a comparison. 

In 2017 there were 111 confirmed communicable diseases in Holmes County.  Chlamydia had the highest incidence with 38 confirmed cases.  Influenza associated hospitalizations had the second highest incidence with 21 confirmed cases. 

For questions about these statistics or general communicable disease questions, please contact us at 330-674-5035 or



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