Communicable Disease

The Labette County Health Department nursing staff is responsible for assisting the Kansas Dept of Health and Environment in completing local communicable disease investigations to identify sources of infection and disease spread, as well as identifying those individuals within the county who may have been exposed or are susceptible to the communicable diseases within the population at any time.

The staff follows guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the state health officer, and the state epidemiologist.

To report a Public Health Emergency, call 620-421-4350.  If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

The following diseases shall be designated as infectious or contagious in their nature, and cases or suspect cases shall be reported within seven days, unless otherwise specified, in accordance with K.S.A. 65-118 and K.S.A. 65-128, and amendments thereto:

List of Reportable Diseases

To report a disease complete the reportable disease form and fax to KDHE Bureau of Epidemiology at the number on the form and to Labette County Health Department at 620-421-2324:

KDHE Reportable Disease Form

To view the infectious disease guidelines from the KDHE, please visit:

Disease Investigation Guidelines



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