The World Health Organization defines Communicable Diseases as, "Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans. "
Communicable Disease = Infectious Disease = Transmissible Disease = Contagious Disease
The Genesee County Health Department is responsible for the timely surveillance, investigation, reporting and control of communicable diseases within the community. Do your part to stop the spread of communicable diseases - begin by always washing your hands properly.
~ A healthier lifestyle will benefit all areas of your life. ~
For more information on Communicable Diseases and how to prevent spreading them, please contact the Genesee County Health Department at (585) 344-2580 ext 5000.