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.