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Communicable Disease Control

5730 Packard Avenue, Suite 100,   Marysville, CA 95901

(530) 749-6366    Fax  (530) 749-6397

The Communicable Disease Control Unit consists of several divisions including Surveillance & Epidemiology, TB Control, AIDS Surveillance, and Public Health Nursing.  The Communicable Disease Control Unit keeps track of reportable disease submitted by our local medical providers which are then followed up by public health nurses and subsequently reported to the State.  All reports submitted by the medical providers are reported confidentially.  Those who are notified by Public Health of their current disease status are managed by staff trained to handle confidential information.  They are also advised to seek further testing and treatment if not yet pursued.

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for STD's.  Click here to hear how you can prevent STD's from causing serious health complications.  Did you know that approximately half of all sexually active young people will have had an STD by the time they reach 25 years of age?  Click here for details.

  • Epidemiology & Surveillance
    Epidemiology and surveillance are used to monitor and control communicable diseases in Yuba County.  Epidemiologic methods are used in conjunction with disease and outbreak investigations, contact tracing by field nurses and education to help lower rates of communicable diseases in Yuba County, most especially sexually transmitted diseases. 
  • Communicable Disease Control
    TB Control (TB Skin tests)
    AIDS Surveillance (counseling, testing and education)
  • Public Health Nursing
    Health education and information on pregnancy, child health and development
    Communicable Disease follow-up
    Prevention of communicable diseases

For Medical Providers
Confidential Morbidity Forms are available for download here (version 10/2011) (Adobe Acrobat reader required).  By law, medical providers are required to report diseases that are listed in the Confidential Morbidity Form. 

Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR) §2500 states regulations about reporting to the local health authority. 

  • §2500(a)  "Health care provider" means a physician and surgeon, a veterinarian, a podiatrist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a registered nurse, a nurse midwife, a school nurse, an infection control practitioner, a medical examiner, a coroner, or a dentist.

  • §2500(b)  It shall be the duty of every healthcare provider knowing or in attendance on a case or suspected case of any of the disease or conditions listed below, to report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides.  Where no health care provider is in attendance, any individual having knowledge of a person who is suspected to be suffering from one of the diseases or conditions listed below may make such a report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides. 

  • §2500(c)  The administrator of each health facility, clinic or other setting where more than one health care provider may know of a case a suspected case or an outbreak of disease within the facility shall establish and be responsible for administrative procedures to assure that reports are made to the local health officer. 

    Which diseases must be reported to the Health Department?
    California State law requires that many communicable diseases be reported to the Public Health Department. A summary of communicable disease reporting requirements (as of the last revision in October 2011) can be found here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).


    2012 STD Treatment Guidelines for California

    The 2012 Treatment Guidelines Table is available here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).  These guidelines reflect the 2010 CDC Treatment Guidelines and the Region IV Infertility Clinical Guidelines.  The focus is primarily on STDs encountered in office practice.  These guidelines are intended as a source of clinical guidance; they are not a comprehensive list of all effective regimens and are not intended to substitute for use of the full 2010 STD treatment guidelines document.  Additional information, including the full 2010 CDC Treatment Guidance Document is available here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).


    Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT) for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

    To prevent STD re-infections, reduce complications of STDs in individuals and to prevent further transmission of infection in the community, sex partners of infected patients must be provided timely and appropriate antibiotic treatment.   Yuba County Public Health recommends Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT) in accordance with established guidelines available here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).


    The Zebra Packet--"Thinking zebras" since the year 2000

    The Zebra Packet PDF document (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required) and website (hosted by Santa Clara County) is intended to be a one-stop hub in finding biological, chemical radiological information as well as providing information to clinicians on how to report potential exposures to the Yuba County Health Division, Health and Humans Services Department.



  • Public Health • 5730 Packard Ave., Suite 100 Marysville, CA 95901 • (530)749-6366 • Fax: (530)749-6397


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