Communicable Diseases

Quick Facts About Communicable Diseases

  • Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. 
  • The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid.
  • The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease.

Our Responsibility

  • Midland Health & Senior Services in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for receiving and following up on communicable disease reports within the City of Midland and Midland County.
  • In addition, Midland Health & Senior Services is involved in tracking and responding to potential communicable disease outbreaks.

To report a Communicable Disease or Notifiable Condition 

  • Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: 432-681-7617 
  • After Hours & Weekends: 888-963-7111 

Click on the links in the table to learn more about some of the communicable diseases that are monitored:

Anthrax 


Cryptosporidiosis 


Hepatitis 


Malaria 


Plague 


Salmonella 


Tetanus 


Arbovirus infection /Vector-borne diseases 


Diphtheria 


HIV/AIDS 


Measles 


Polio (Poliomyelitis) 


Sexually Transmitted Diseases 


Tuberculosis 


Botulism 


Ebola



Influenza



Meningococcal diseases



Q fever



Shigellosis



Viral hemorrhagic fever 


Chickenpox (varicella) 


E. coli 


Legionellosis 


MRSA 


Rabies, human 


Smallpox



West Nile Virus 


Chikungunya Virus 


Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) 


Listeriosis 


Mumps 


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 


Staphylococcus aureus 


Yellow fever 


Cholera



Hantavirus infection 


Lyme disease 


Pertussis 


Rubella 


Streptococcal disease 


Zika Virus