Communicable disease surveillance and investigation

Communicable disease surveillance and investigation is a vital part of protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Warren County. These surveillance and investigation activities are largely dependent on prompt disease reporting from many reporting sources. As required by law, physicians, hospitals, labs and healthcare providers must report certain communicable diseases to the Health District. Communicable disease reports received by the East Liverpool City Health District (ELCH) are investigated and documented according to state guidelines. All reports received are kept confidential according to HIPAA requirements.