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.

Diseases and Conditions A-Z

Disease Topics

Communicable Disease Summary Report - Fairfax County


Physician and Health Care Provider Reporting

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:; or fax 703-653-1347. 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.

Confidential Morbidity Reporting

Report diagnoses and suspect cases of the specified infections, diseases and conditions listed on the Virginia Reportable Disease List PDF icon for Fairfax County resident using the Confidential Morbidity Report form for clinicians.

Report Flu Cases

Physicians and laboratories are encouraged to report any laboratory-confirmed influenza (including rapid tests) to the Fairfax County Health Department. Please contact the Communicable Disease/Epidemiology unit with any questions at 703-246-2433.

Resources for Health Care Providers



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