Communicable Disease/Outbreak Monitoring

In an effort to minimize the spread of communicable diseases, the Health District provides disease surveillance and follow-up for all reportable diseases. Statistics are maintained on the incidence of communicable diseases to determine trends and target future programs. The public health nursing staff uses case management to assure that patients with communicable diseases receive appropriate medical care.

In the event of a communicable disease outbreak, the Health District consults with local and state agencies to assure appropriate control measures are in place.