Disease Surveillance

     

    Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services works with community and state partners to detect, control and prevent the spread of human, animal, and environmentally induced communicable health threats. It is important to report these health threats to us because it alerts us to extra efforts or actions which may be necessary to protect Public Health.

    Services

    • Monitor and analyze data
    • Investigate reported diseases and conditions, including outbreaks
    • Identify contacts who may be infected or others at risk for infection
    • Determine the incidence and prevalence of disease
    • Collaborate with community and state partners
    • Provide educational programming
    • Develop prevention and intervention strategies
    • Assist the public in making better decisions regarding their health and lifestyle

    Reportable Diseases

    In Missouri, the reporting of certain diseases by health care providers is required by law. Click here to view the list of required reportable diseases from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

    • By Phone: Monday through Friday, between 8AM – 5PM at 573-874-7356
    • By Secure Fax: We have a dedicated secure fax machine (573-874-7597) for all communicable diseases and conditions, including STD, TB, heat related illness, etc. If reporting a disease by fax, a CD 1 form MO580-0779 must be used.
    • Outside Business Hours: For emergency/disease reporting outside regular business hours, please call the Missouri Department of Health Emergency Response Center at 1-800-392-0272.
    • For Providers: Providers may also use the Missouri reportable disease form to report certain illnesses.

    Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Reports

    Communicable Disease Surveillance Reports

    Flu (Influenza) Surveillance Reports