Communicable diseases are infectious diseases that are spread from person to person (e.g., E. coli, Salmonella, chickenpox) or from animals to people (e.g., rabies, H1N1). There are 70 communicable diseases that are reportable to the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) so we can prevent the spread. To download the CCDPH Reportable Diseases poster, please click here. To download a pocket size version of the CCDPH Reportable Diseases list, please click here.
In addition, we prevent the spread of infectious diseases through disease surveillance, community education, outbreak response and by providing recommendations to control the spread of communicable diseases in suburban Cook County.