The Communicable Disease program monitors the occurrence of
specific infectious diseases on a community-wide basis within the City of
Detroit by investigating and performing surveillance on those diseases that are
transmitted from person to person, and from animals or vectors to humans. These
type of diseases are provided on the Reportable Disease forms listed below.
Examples of such diseases are Campylobacter or Hepatitis; food borne illnesses
such as Salmonella or Shigella; and vector-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease
or West Nile virus. The team of epidemiologists respond to outbreaks of
diseases, provides education to residents, and conduct outreach activities that
may include working cohesively with community partners or directly with
programs within the health department such as Emergency Preparedness,
Environmental Health, Food Safety and Immunization.
School Communicable Disease Reporting
Animal Bite Reporting
The Communicable Disease program works with Detroit Animal Care and Control and other agencies to ensure that either the animal(s) and/or human(s) involved with an animal bite incident were not exposed to rabies.
Disease / Condition Fact Sheets
The Detroit Health Department’s Communicable Disease program can be reached at 313-876-4000 or by Fax at 313-877-9286.