A communicable and/or infectious disease is an illness or infection that can be spread through the environment by people, animals, air, water, food, etc.
Communicable diseases are the leading cause of sickness and death worldwide and are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The Communicable Disease staff investigate reportable communicable diseases such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, German measles, Salmonella and whooping cough, to help identify and control the spread of communicable diseases within the community and control potential communicable disease public health threats.
Staff also assists with outbreak investigations.
- Investigate reported diseases
- Collaborate with public health and community partners
- Provide consultation
- Provide educational programs