Infectious/Communicable Disease Control
The Polk County Health Department has a team of 3 nurses that follow up on all reportable diseases. Follow up may or may not include telephone interviews, written CDC forms, referral, lab work, and/or treatment. Contacts to an infectious disease may or may not qualify for lab testing and/or preventative treatment. Persons with questions or concerns may call for information. Some examples for reportable infectious diseases are: tuberculosis, hepatitis, and meningitis.
Fact Sheets On: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza, Measles, Tuberculosis, Streptococcus Group A, Rubella, Meningococcal Disease (Spinal Meningitis) and Vaccine Information On: Influenza, Pneumococcal Disease, Meningococcal Disease (Spinal Meningitis) can be viewed from this page or from the Health Department's Services/Disease Prevention web page.