Other diseases The ways the City works to prevent other diseases. Services Report an animal bite How to report a bite from a wild animal or domestic pet. Report rats How to report rats to the Department of Public Health. Report an infectious disease (for health care providers) Health care providers can report an infectious disease to the Department of Public Health. Get vaccinated Getting the right vaccines (shots) helps protect you, your family, and your community from getting sick. Report mosquitoes, wasps, or hornets Information on how to report mosquitoes and other insects in Philadelphia. Protect yourself from West Nile virus and Lyme disease Learn how to protect yourself from West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Get your child tested for lead Information for parents and caregivers about how to get their child tested for lead poisoning. Programs Acute Communicable Disease Program Preventing, investigating, and controlling the spread of communicable diseases and conditions in Philadelphia. Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) Providing the latest updates on mpox, including cases, vaccines, and prevention strategies. Viral Hepatitis Program Reducing the impact of hepatitis infections through prevention, education, coordination, and monitoring. Lead and Healthy Homes Program Ensuring Philadelphians have safe and healthy homes, free from lead and other hazards.