General Communicable Disease
The New Hanover County Health Department is responsible for the investigation of reportable communication diseases in accordance with NC General Statutes 130A-144.
The purpose of a communicable disease investigation is to protect public health. For instance, the department researches the source of an outbreak and prevents the illness from being spread.
The diseases that are required to be reported can be found at www.epi.state.nc.us/epi under Communicable Disease
Public Health Nurses monitor case reports of communicable diseases from physicians, health care providers, laboratories, child care facilities, schools and restaurants in New Hanover County
For more information, call (910) 798-6531
The health department has the responsibility and legal authority to coordinate all TB efforts in New Hanover County.
More detailed information on TB disease and NC TB Control state statistics can be found at www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/tb/ ; or call (910)798-6533
Communicable Disease and TB reportable disease data for New Hanover County can be accessed by (insert link to the NHCHD reportable graphs).
TB Skin Test Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:45am - 4:30pm
TB Skin Tests must be read 48-72 hours after they are placed.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY