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]


As of February 23, 2023, we have surpassed 42 days, or two incubation periods, since the last rash onset, which fits the CDC’s definition of the end of an outbreak. While we are grateful this measles outbreak is behind us, we know we are just one missed vaccine away from the next one. We urge parents to ensure timely vaccination with the MMR vaccine – and all childhood vaccines – which are safe and effective at protecting children and our community from preventable diseases

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.

Local Measles Data

See our report on local measles cases. (Best viewed on a laptop or desktop.) Click here to see our report.