Infectious Diseases

The Public Health Department partners with community medical care providers, laboratories, and the state to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. We investigate and follow up on reported cases and provide surveillance to reduce the spread of disease.  We also provide education and counseling to high risk populations and the public, as well as consulting services and post-exposure recommendations to medical providers.

The Department monitors and reports on a variety of diseases, including:



Visit the CDC's website for more information on specific diseases and conditions.

Disease Reporting

Clinicians and laboratories are legally required to report Title 17 Diseases to the San Luis Obispo Public Health Department.  For forms and more information on these reporting requirements, visit our Disease Reporting page here.


For data and statistics on local diseases in the county—including health status reports, GIS analysis, communicable disease summaries, and more— visit our Epidemiology Data & Reports page or COVID-19 data page. 

Breaking News

For information and updates on infectious disease threats facing the county, visit our News and Announcements page, see updates for Health Care Providers or follow the Public Health Department on Twitter and Facebook

Related Services

Disease Reporting for Healthcare Providers and Laboratories
Epidemiology Data & Reports
Public Health Laboratory
Vaccines & Immunizations
STD Testing and Treatment
Department News

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