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Disease Prevention


Communicable Diseases


The goal of the Knox County Health Department

Communicable Disease Program is to protect the

health and welfare of Knox County residents through

the control of infectious diseases.


Communicable Diseases are illnesses caused by

viruses, bacteria, fungi, or protozoa and are found

within plants, animals, and humans. They have the

ability to potentially transmit between one person or

species to another.


The Knox County Health Department offers various

programs and services to decrease and if possible eliminate the

spread of diseases. These programs include: