Communicable Disease Data

Muskegon County Communicable Disease Data

Michigan Law requires physicians, hospitals, and laboratories to report certain communicable diseases (PDF) to the local public health department.

  • Communicable Disease Summary (PDF): Summarizes the number of cases of required reportable diseases by quarter for the current calendar year.
  • Communicable Disease Trend (PDF): Displays the number of cases of required reportable diseases by year from 1998 until present; also includes the number of reported animal bites.
  • Confirmed Flu Cases (PDF): Confirmed flu cases are taken from reports submitted by laboratories, urgent care centers, and physician offices. These cases have undergone testing which confirmed the presence of a flu virus.
  • Flu-Like Illness Reports (PDF): Flu-like Illness numbers are taken from weekly reports of absenteeism submitted by schools and childcare centers in Muskegon County at the end of each week. These reports are based on symptoms provided by parents who are calling-in to report their child absent due to illness. Flu-like illness symptoms include fever (usually high), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches. These are not laboratory confirmed cases.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)-Like Illness Reports (PDF): GI-like illness numbers are taken from weekly reports of absenteeism submitted by schools and childcare centers in Muskegon County at the end of each week. These reports are based on symptoms provided by parents who are calling-in to report their child absent due to illness. GI-like illness symptoms include diarrhea and/or vomiting. These are not laboratory confirmed cases.