About Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid. The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease.

The City of Lubbock Health Department in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for taking and following up on communicable disease reports within the City of Lubbock. In addition, the Lubbock Health Department is involved in tracking and responding to potential communicable disease outbreaks.

The following are some of communicable disease that are monitored: