Communicable Disease Prevention

Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri

(614) 645-1474

Emergency on-call 
(614) 645-7417

Foodborne Illness Reporting 
(614) 645-1791

[email protected]


Measles is very contagious and can make children so sick they have to go to a hospital or even die. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent the disease and protect your family. Learn more below.

Macluumaadka Jadeecada - Somali.

Sarampión - Spanish.


The symptoms of measles include a fever, runny nose, cough, rash and red eyes. If you have these symptoms, call your doctor or Columbus Public Health – and stay home and avoid having visitors until you see a doctor. Learn more.


The MMR vaccine is available from your family doctor, Columbus Public Health and many local clinics and health centers. A full list of providers is available here in addition to vaccine safety information. Learn more.


Download educational cards and flyers in English, Somali and Spanish, watch educational videos and view presentations. Learn more.