Keep yourself healthy by learning about common communicable diseases, their symptoms and how to prevent infection. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website is an excellent resource for disease-specific information. Click here to access its A-Z list of common diseases.
What does the Communicable Disease Program do?
Preventing and controlling communicable diseases are core public health functions that protect our community and reduce the potential for illness and death among people of all ages. To do this, the Public Health Communicable Disease Program works closely with our healthcare provider partners to:
- Conduct surveillance for notifiable conditions.
- Investigate notifiable conditions reported by health professionals.
- Investigate communicable disease outbreaks and recommend control measures to mitigate further spread.
- Serve as a consultant and technical resource to our healthcare provider community.
- Build and manage partnerships with local and state authorities to effectively control the geographic spread of diseases.