Surveillance and Prevention of Communicable Diseases

Surveillance of communicable diseases is every municipality’s statutory obligation. To prevent communicable diseases from spreading, municipalities must arrange identification of all people exposed to diseases, as well as examinations, referrals to treatment, and counseling for them. This concerns especially those diseases that are specified as commonly dangerous by law (such as tuberculosis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, hepatitis A, meningococcal disease).

Vantaa’s Communicable Diseases Control and Hygiene Unit is located at Kielotie 11, 01300 Vantaa. The unit does not treat patients or make diagnoses. Patients can get a diagnosis and treatment at their own health centers.

The Communicable Diseases Control and Hygiene Unit and the health centers are responsible for the required measures against communicable diseases defined in the Communicable Diseases Act. In cases of food- and waterborne epidemics, the unit works in cooperation with the Vantaa Environment Centre.

  • Helpline for residents: Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:00–11:00, tel. 09 8392 3120

Food- and Waterborne Epidemics

The Communicable Diseases Control and Hygiene Unit investigates suspected epidemics in cooperation with the Vantaa Environment Centre. If you are suspecting an epidemic, please contact the Vantaa Environment Centre, tel. 8392 3126.