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Communicable Diseases

Physicians, hospitals, and laboratories report communicable diseases as required by WV reportable infectious disease rule to the Epidemiology unit of the health department. Qualified health department staff persons provide investigation of the cases and report the communicable diseases to the state office which reports to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical Providers, hospitals, or laboratories who are reporting a communicable disease can download and fill out the West Virginia Reportable Disease Form.

Staff can be reached for reporting or for consultation using the information below:

During Operating Hours:

  • Phone: 304-269-8218
  • Fax: 304-269-8220

After Hours:

  • Lewis County Health Department after hours line 304-269-8241 Fax: 304-269-8220
  • WV Division of Infectious Disease Prevention program 304-558-5358 Fax: 304-558-8736