Communicable Disease encompasses a broad grouping of human illness. The Pennsylvania Reportable Disease List provides a guide for Erie County Department of Health (ECDH) services.
- Surveillance activities are conducted on all of these diseases/occurrences.
- On-site clinical services are provided for some diseases, such as Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Disease, HIV, and Vaccine Preventable Disease.
- Phone investigation and education are provided for foodborne/waterborne illnesses. Interaction between multiple divisions of ECDH occurs for these reports.
- Animal bites are reportable to ECDH by providers and the public. Follow up is designed to prevent human rabies and future hazardous animal encounters.
Reportable Disease Referral Forms