Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by viruses or bacteria that people spread to one another through contact with contaminated surfaces, bodily fluids, blood products, insect bites, or through the air. 

Disease surveillance is important to detect potential outbreaks of illness within Morgan County. Communicable Disease staff verify reports of diseases, outbreaks and conduct investigations on reportable diseases in Illinois.

The Communicable Disease program serves as a resource for the general public, schools and day cares as well as community and medical entities regarding infectious diseases, infection control and prevention and pandemic preparedness. All reportable diseases in Illinois (except tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections) are reported to the CD program.

See a list of reportable diseases


Communicable Disease Program

Physical Address

425 E State St

Jacksonville, IL 62650

Phone: 217-245-5111

FAX: 217-243-4773

Animal Bites & Rabies:

If You Have Been Bitten