The Whatcom County Health Department relies on healthcare providers, laboratories and hospitals to report certain diseases to us. While clinician reporting is our best source of information, it has been estimated that as few as 10% of the currently reportable infectious diseases are actually reported. Only by prompt reporting of confirmed and suspect conditions can we protect public health in our community.
A list of reportable conditions can be found at: Notifiable Conditions Poster
Communicable disease nurses are available at (360) 676-4593 to consult with healthcare professionals regarding testing and prevention of infectious diseases. If you wish to report a notifiable condition, please call our 24-hour report line at (360) 738-2503.
Click below for more information on the following:
For specific disease information click on the following:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A to Z disease list
The Washington State Department of Health A to Z disease list