Other reportable diseases that do not fall under a specific identified category include Hepatitis C infections, antibiotic-resistant organisms, and invasive diseases like meningitis, encephalitis, or invasive streptococcal diseases.
Hepatitis C infections are a commonly reported infection in Davis County. Hepatitis C is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver. Over time, it can cause liver damage including cirrhosis, liver failure, and cancer. The virus is predominantly spread by exposure to contaminated blood, commonly through sharing needles or syringes to inject drugs. Sexual transmission is also possible. The virus cannot be spread through casual contact including kissing, sneezing, hugging, sharing glasses/utensils, or breastfeeding.
In 2016, Davis County received reports on 166 cases of Hepatitis C.