The Franklin County Health Department monitors communicable diseases through the process of passive and active surveillance with the assistance from local hospitals, physicians, nurses, schools, and licensed child cares. 

In general, passive and active systems are based on conditions that are reportable to the health jurisdiction and to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) that works closely with CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You can find out more about diseases and Conditions by clicking on the link to CDC. Knowledge of disease is the first step to prevention.

With surveillance we can obtain, collate, analyze and disseminate data received by our monitoring sites. The information helps give early indication of illness trends in our community and helps with outbreak identification.

If you would like to be set up as a Surveillance site please contact Tony Buel at the Health Dept. at (636) 583-7309 or 636-583-7300.