Communicable Disease Reporting
To report a communicable disease please call (315) 798-5747, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All other times, weekends, nights and holidays: call (315) 798-5064 and ask for the on-call communicable disease staff.
The investigation of reported communicable diseases and prevention of outbreaks are among the highest priorities of the Health Department. Staff works closely with New York State Department of Health and infectious disease specialists to investigate, prophylaxis and educate the public and inform local providers. Epidemiologists work with our staff to conduct bioterrorism planning activities (e.g., smallpox and investigate diseases of unknown etiology).