Communicable Disease


The Fairfax County Health Department's Communicable Disease Epidemiology program works to reduce illness and death from communicable disease in the community by identifying illness, investigating causes and recommending actions to prevent transmission and spread.

Communicable Diseases: A - Z

Communicable Disease Topics

Communicable Disease Summary Report - Fairfax County

Communicable Disease Summary 2012 PDF icon

Physican and Health Care Provider Reporting Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH)has established a Virginia Reportable Disease List, PDF icon which identifies all conditions which are required to be reported to the local health department by state law (Section 32.1-36 of the Code of Virginia and 12 VAC 5-90-80 and 12 VAC 5-12-90 of the Board of Health Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control.)

The Fairfax County Health Department maintains communicable disease reporting phone line for physicians, laboratories and medical facilities to report directly to their local health department. This phone line is monitored seven days per week. To report a communicable disease or other public health emergency, please call: 703-246-2433, TTY 711 | Email: hdcd@fairfaxcounty.gov | Fax: 703-385-3681. The Health Department will respond to your message as soon as possible.

For all non-emergency inquiries, view a complete list of Health Department phone numbers.

Resources for Health Care Providers

Emergency Alert Icon Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)


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