Health Services – Infectious (Communicable) Disease
The Communicable Disease Program provides education and tracks infectious diseases in the county to help keep residents from getting sick.
Some diseases we track include Lyme Disease, Pertussis (whooping cough), respiratory disease, and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. We work with our Environmental Health Bureau to prevent and treat foodborne illness and rabies in people.
We also support the community with services and information related to emerging communicable diseases such as:
Tuberculosis – Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria that often attack the lungs, but can also attack other parts of the body like the kidney, spine, and brain. Our Communicable Disease Program nurses also screen people who are at risk of having TB and provide treatment for people with active TB disease or TB infection.
For information on vaccines to prevent disease, visit: