The health department screens and treats clients for communicable diseases. We also investigate reports of communicable diseases in the Hyde County community. This includes animal bite reporting, rabies investigation, and COVID-19 testing.

Animal bites should be reported to Summer Cahoon using the contact information below.

Contact information:

Summer Cahoon, RN

Office: 252-926-4398 hours: 8-5 Monday through Friday except holidays

Cell: 252-422-1778 after hours


Fax: 252-926-0021

For Physicians:

For physicians reporting communicable diseases, fill out the part 1 form below and fax to 252-926-0021.

For treatment information and isolation/quarantine guidance, as well as reporting requirements, please see the North Carolina communicable disease manual at

For further questions please contact Summer Cahoon at 252-926-4398 or

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