ZIKA Virus: Information from the CDC about the virus and current updates
For providers: Zika Partner Toolkit
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Report Form
Ebola - Current Information From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
"Vomiting Larry" Video
Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools
March 2017 Communicable Disease Newsletter
CD Newsletter Archives
School Disease Reporting
Rabies Press Release April 2015
Communicable diseases are those which are infectious or contagious. They can be transmitted directly from person to person or animal to person, or indirectly through contaminated food and beverages, particularly water. Communicable diseases are a continuing and significant threat to man, and despite the eradication of some diseases, new bacteria and viruses are continuously emerging, or reemerging in multi-drug resistant forms.
The role of the Communicable Disease professional is to control and prevent the occurrence of infectious diseases in a population or community through surveillance, investigation, detection, recognition and/or identification of pathogens, facilitation of preventive treatment and/or education, reporting and evaluation.
The early identification of infectious diseases, and the control of these illnesses, rests with the primary care provider who recognizes a communicable disease, an unusual case presentation, or a cluster of like-symptoms. Michigan Communicable Disease Rules (R 325.171 et al) require physicians and laboratories to report communicable diseases to local health departments.
Michigan Legislature Public Health Code (Excerpt) Act 368 of 1978
Department of Community Health Bureau of Epidemiology Communicable and Related Diseases
For a listing of reportable diseases and time requirements, click here.
The Communicable Disease unit of the Barry Eaton District Health Department provides a wide range of communicable disease-related services. These include:
Wear One - Free Condom Pick-up Locations
The Wear One campaign was developed to increase free condom availability, create awareness and promote acceptance of condom use in individuals 18 - 24 years of age. The goal is to decrease STIs and unplanned pregnancies; by removing barriers such as cost, embarrassment and lack of access.
For more information visit: MIOttawa's Site
148 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-8
Thirsty Needle Tattoo
101 W State St #4, Hastings, MI 49058
Olde Towne Tavern
114 S Jefferson St, Hastings, MI 49058
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-10
Fri-Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Red’s Sports Bar and Grill
661 S Broadway St, Middleville, MI 49333
606 Whitmore Rd Hastings MI 49058
Sand Bar and Grill
11368 M-179, Middleville, MI 49333
To report any case of suspected or confirmed communicable disease in Barry or Eaton County, please call 517-541-2641 or 517-541-2613 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You may also FAX your report to 517-541-2666. For emergencies occurring after hours or on weekends, please call 517-541-2683.
Animal Bites & Rabies
Ascariasis (Intestinal Roundworms)
Earache (Otitis Media)
E. Coli disease
Gastroenteritis and School Employees: The Stomach Bug Book
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Mad Cow Disease
Meningitis, Viral or Aseptic
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses Infection (RSV)
West Nile Virus