Skip to Content
County of Sonoma California

You are here:

The Disease Control unit is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of communicable diseases, surveillance of reportable diseases, and provision of educational materials and services to assist communities in reducing the incidence of communicable diseases. The Disease Control unit provides the following services:

  • Infectious communicable disease investigation, tracking, and reporting
  • Tuberculosis case management
  • AIDS surveillance and HIV reporting
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B case management
  • Flu program coordination
  • Immunization assistance
  • Health information and recommendations
  • Student nurse precepting

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) investigate reported diseases and, as appropriate, involve epidemiologists, environmental health specialists, the public health laboratory, or the health officer in their investigations. They conduct interviews, provide health education, refer for further care and treatment, and take measures to prevent further spread of the disease.

You can reach a Disease Control PHN by phone at (707) 565-4567 to respond to communicable disease reports, as well as questions or concerns from the community or health care providers. You can also use our online Ask a Disease Control Nurse form to ask questions or request information.

Public Health logo

2016 New State Law

SB277: Personal Beliefs Exemptions

Beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.

About the Law

Immunization Laws: Exemptions to Immunization Requirements
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Text of SB 277: Public health: vaccinations

Frequently Asked Questions

English | Spanish
Source: California Department of Public Health.


Ask the IZ Nurse


For more information about Disease Control, please contact:
Disease Control Unit
DHS - Public Health Division
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4567
Fax: (707) 565-4565
Ask a Disease Control Nurse

Back to Top | Website Help | Contact Us | Website Privacy Policy | Notice of Privacy Practices | Get Adobe® Reader®