The goal of the Knox County Health Department
Communicable Disease Program is to protect the
health and welfare of Knox County residents through
the control of infectious diseases.
Communicable Diseases are illnesses caused by
viruses, bacteria, fungi, or protozoa and are found
within plants, animals, and humans. They have the
ability to potentially transmit between one person or
species to another.
The Knox County Health Department offers various
programs and services to decrease and if possible eliminate the
spread of diseases. These programs include: