Infectious Diseases

In Ohio certain Infectious Diseases must be reported to the local health jurisdiction of the individual’s residence or location of outbreak.

To report a Class A Infectious Disease to the Ashtabula County Health Department, call immediately 440-576-3023. If you are calling during off hours you are instructed to contact the Ashtabula County Dispatch at 440-576-0055 and ask for a health official to contact you.

Class A: Diseases on this list must be reported immediately by telephone as soon as a case is recognized, suspected or confirmed.

See the list of Class A diseases here.

Any unexpected pattern of cases, deaths or increased incidence of any other disease of major public health concern, because of the severity of disease or potential for epidemic spread, which may indicate a newly recognized infectious agent, outbreak, epidemic, related public health hazard or act of bioterrorism.

 

Class B: Diseases on this list are of public health concern because of the potential for epidemic spread. They must be reported by the end of the next business day after the existence of a case, a suspected case, or a positive laboratory result is known.

Class B Infectious Diseases are reported to the local Public Health jurisdiction of residence of the patient.  To report a Class B Infectious Disease to the Ashtabula County Health Department:

 See the list of Class B diseases here.

 

For Class CThese infectious diseases, outbreaks, unusual incidents or epidemics must be reported by the end of the next business day. Examples might be histoplasmosis, pediculosis, scabies, or staphylococcal infections.

Class C Infectious Diseases are reported to the local Public Health jurisdiction of residence of the patient.  To report a Class C Infectious Disease to the Ashtabula County Health Department:

See the list of Class C diseases here.

 

NOTE:
Cases of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), AIDS-related conditions, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection, perinatal exposure to HIV, all CD4 T-lymphocyte counts and all tests used to diagnose HIV must be reported on forms and in a manner prescribed by the Director, Ohio Department of Health.