Communicable Diseases

Quick Facts About Communicable Diseases

  • Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person.
  • The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid.
  • The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease.

Our Responsibility

  • Midland Health & Senior Services in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for receiving and following up on communicable disease reports within the City of Midland and Midland County.
  • In addition, Midland Health & Senior Services is involved in tracking and responding to potential communicable disease outbreaks.

To report a Communicable Disease or Notifiable Condition

  • Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: 432-681-7617
  •  After Hours & Weekends: 888-963-7111

Click on the links in the table to learn more about some of the communicable diseases that are monitored:

Anthrax


Cryptosporidiosis


Hepatitis


Malaria


Plague


Salmonella


Tetanus


Arbovirus infection /Vector-borne diseases


Diphtheria


HIV/AIDS


Measles


Polio (Poliomyelitis)


Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Tuberculosis


Botulism


Ebola



Influenza



Meningococcal diseases



Q fever



Shigellosis



Viral hemorrhagic fever


Chickenpox (varicella)


E. coli


Legionellosis


MRSA


Rabies, human


Smallpox



West Nile Virus


Chikungunya Virus


Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)


Listeriosis


Mumps


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever


Staphylococcus aureus


Yellow fever


Cholera



Hantavirus infection


Lyme disease


Pertussis


Rubella


Streptococcal disease


Zika Virus