Infection protection, message

The aim of infection protection is to prevent communicable diseases in humans, to detect infections at an early stage and to prevent them from spreading.

The health department accepts all reports of pathogens or notifiable diseases that are notifiable in accordance with the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). Sick people are contacted and explored with the aim of identifying and eliminating a possible source of infection. You will be advised on hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

If necessary, the health department can determine measures to prevent the spread of a communicable disease, such as a ban on visiting a community facility or a ban on staff working in food establishments.

The health department provides information and advice on all questions relating to communicable diseases and multiple resistant pathogens such as MRSA,
  • to prevent further spread
  • to take preventive measures
  • on questions of hospital hygiene
  • about vaccinations

New buildings, conversions and extensions to hospitals, medical facilities and community facilities are assessed from a hygienic point of view and statements are made about them.

No documents are required.


No prerequisites.


In the event of an emergency outside of opening hours, please contact the police.

Notifiable diseases are certain communicable infections that are subject to mandatory notification and must be reported to the health department for pathogens, suspected infections, illness or death due to the diseases specified in the law.

This concerns, for example:
  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • acute viral hepatitis
  • whooping cough
  • measles
  • mumps
  • Rubella, including rubella embryopathy
  • rabies
  • Typhus abdominalis
  • chickenpox
  • Coronavirus
ยง 6 Notifiable Diseases - Law for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans - (Infection Protection Law - IfSG)

Related Links

  • Information from the Institute for Hygiene and Environment
  • Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Act
  • Notification form for notifiable diseases
  • Vaccination and infection protection
  • Coronavirus, information

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