A disease is an unhealthy condition of the body or mind.  There are two basic types of
disease.  A communicable disease, such as a cold, is a disease that spreads from person
to person. A
noncommunicable disease, such as cancer, is a disease that does not spread            
from person to person - you can`t catch it from somewhere else.  

Audrain County Health Department nurses do surveillance and follow-up services for all
reportable communicable diseases.  

Anyone can report the following diseases, but mandated reporters are hospitals, physicians,
and laboratories.

Diseases / Conditions Reportable to the Missouri Department of Health
Communicable Diseases
Audrain County Health Department
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