Communicable Disease

The Boone County Health Department is responsible for the identification of potential communicable disease problems and the control of the spread of communicable disease within the community.

BCHD coordinates the investigation of communicable disease outbreaks, determines the scope of the resulting health threat, and initiates appropriate action.  Educational and informational programs are held to inform the public of communicable disease prevention needs.

Services include:

  • Follow-up on reportable communicable diseases
  • Tuberculosis prevention including testing, treatment, education, and counseling
  • Sexually transmitted disease surveillance and investigation
  • Referral for other services as needed

Daily School Absenteeism Form:

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For school staff to report influenza-like illness in the schools, please click the button above to complete the form.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and State veterinary and public health officials are investigating an illness among dairy cows. The Boone County Health Department is assisting with providing updates and passing along guidance. Below is guidance for farm workers or others who may interact closely with dairy cows. For the current H5N1 Bird Flu Situation in Dairy Cows please see the CDC’s website.
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Below is a list of reportable diseases in Illinois. This poster can also be found here for download or printing. To report a communicable disease to the Boone County Health Department during business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., please contact us via phone at  815-544-2951 or via fax at 815-544-2050. For after-hours public health emergencies only and urgent communicable disease reporting, please call the Boone County Sheriff non-emergency dispatch at 815-544-2411, and they will contact a Public Health Official, or at any time you may Email the Health Department.

mpox (Monkeypox)
If you have general questions regarding mpox, please call the Boone County Health Department at 815-544-2951 or email us at

If you are interested in receiving the mpox vaccine, click the Register button below. You will be asked to provide information to sensitive questions to determine your risk for mpox and priority for vaccination. If you are eligible to receive the mpox vaccine, you will be contacted by the Boone County Health Department.

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For more information on mpox, please visit the following links: