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Disease Prevention


Communicable Diseases


The Knox County Health Department

Communicable Disease Program conducts

specific activities to protect the community

from disease. These are the activities:

  • Conduct disease investigations
  • Survey and monitor for disease
  • Educate the public
  • Inform the community to help prevent the
    spread of disease
  • Enforce laws and regulations to protect health

The Communicable Disease Program serves

as a resource for the general public, schools

and day cares as well as community and medical

entities regarding infectious diseases, infection

control and prevention and pandemic preparedness.

The Knox County Health Department provides

the following services: