Utah law requires prompt disease reporting to allow the local health agency to interrupt disease transmission; locate and provide prophylaxis or treatment to exposed contacts; identify and contain outbreaks; ensure effective treatment and follow-up of cases; and alert the medical community.
To report a communicable disease to Weber-Morgan Health Department, please call 801-399-7252.
Disease reporting is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls made after-hours or during weekends and holidays will be sent to a confidential voicemail system. This reporting line also allows for emergency calls to be forwarded to an on-call staff member. All messages will receive a prompt response.
Diseases are required to be reported according to the Communicable Disease Rule R386-702, under authority of State Statute Sections 26-1-30, 26-6-3, and 26-23-b. All reports required by rule are confidential and are not open to public inspection. Nothing in this rule precludes the discussion of case information with the attending physician or public health workers. A release of information is not required to provide public health workers with patient information. To access the full text of Utah Administrative Code, Communicable Disease Rule, click here.
Public Health Reporting & HIPAA
Utah law requires reporting certain diseases to the local public health agency and includes providing additional patient information if necessary to assist public health efforts to investigate or respond to disease reports. Patient authorization for these disclosures is waived under federal HIPAA provisions. To view a legal statement from the Utah Attorney General authorizing communicable disease reporting in accordance with HIPAA, click here.
Report an Animal Bite
Rabies can be transmitted to humans from the saliva of an infected animal, usual through a bite. It is a serious disease that affects the central nervous system, causing disease in the brain and almost always leading to death. The majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.
Weber-Morgan Health Department works closely with Weber County Animal Services to monitor and facilitate treatment for individuals who may have been exposed to rabies through an animal bite or contact with a bat.
To report an animal bite, please contact Weber County Animal Services at 801-399-8244.
For general questions regarding animal exposures, please call 801-399-7250.
For additional information regarding rabies, please click here.
For additional information regarding bat exposures, click here.
Report a Foodborne Illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages each year. These are a common public health problem and often go unreported.
If you think you became sick from something you ate, please let us know. Your information is reviewed by the health department and may help in outbreak investigations. You can report your illness in a few ways:
Submit a report online using IGotSick. This is a web-based reporting system that reviews your symptoms, places you visited and what you ate.
Submit your complaint by phone by calling 801-399-7160. A staff member will collect your information regarding your illness and determine whether further action is necessary.
For general questions regarding foodborne illnesses, please call 801-399-7250.