Local Communicable Disease Reports

Local and State public health officials monitor cases of communicable disease in a statewide database, with mandatory reports from physicians, hospitals and labs for over 80 different conditions.

Below are selected counts from recent years across the Western UP jurisdiction:


Disease or Disease Group

 (5-County Totals)

 2013 2014 2015
 Food-borne Illnesses 20 26 25
 Animal Bites  42 43 28
 Tuberculosis 1 0 0
 Vector Borne/Lyme Disease 11 7 13
 Pertussis 0 1 4
 Hepatitis C (Acute & Chronic) 48 47 60
 Chlamydia  87 96 106
 Gonorrhea 5 5 12

Health care providers seeking information about communicable disease reporting in Michigan can click below to download the latest ‘Brick Book’ for guidelines.

Health Care Professional’s Guide to Disease Reporting in Michigan

To learn more about the Communicable Disease Division of the Michigan Department of Community Health, please visit:

Communicable Disease Information and Resources