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:

2019 Novel Coronavirus

Cryptosporidiosis
HIV/AIDS
Meningococcal diseases

Rabies, human
Staphylococcus aureus
Zika Virus
Anthrax


Diphtheria

Influenza


MRSA

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Streptococcal disease

Arbovirus infection /Vector-borne diseases


Ebola


Legionellosis



Mumps



Rubella
Tetanus

Botulism


E. coli



Listeriosis



Pertussis



Salmonella


Tuberculosis

Chickenpox (varicella)


Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)


Lyme disease


Plague

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Viral hemorrhagic fever

Chikungunya Virus


Hantavirus infection


Malaria


Polio (Poliomyelitis)


Shigellosis
West Nile Virus

Cholera



Hepatitis


Measles


Q fever


Smallpox

Yellow fever