The State of Illinois requires a number of communicable diseases to be reported to local health departments. The Cass County Health Department is the local agency which receives these reports from health care providers in our area. The health department, then in turn, reports this information to the Illinois State Department of Public Health.
After receiving reports, the Health Department performs surveillance and investigation of the communicable disease occurring in Cass County. We intervene with identification, vaccination, treatment and education to prevent the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and many others. All information is kept strictly confidential and only released as mandated by law.
For more information, please call the Cass County Health Department at 217-452-3057, ext. 1335.