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- Communicable Disease
A communicable disease is a disease that passes between people or animals. People sometimes refer to communicable diseases as "infectious" or "transmittable."
A communicable disease can have a large impact on a population if infected individuals do not obtain the treatment they need or do not take the necessary steps to prevent the disease from spreading to other people.
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program
The goal of the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control program is to ensure proper reporting of communicable diseases, investigate suspected outbreaks and put into place disease control and prevention measures. Our strategies include:
- Monitoring case reports from a variety of sources in the community
- Setting systems into place to identify emerging diseases, including bioterrorism events
- Enforcing public health laws in order to control diseases and other hazards, which may be harmful to the public health
- Collaborating with other health agencies and community partners to design and implement measures to prevent outbreak of disease in the community
Coronavirus Disease 2019
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover with oral treatment or without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention.
Monkeypox (Mpox) is NOT an STD and anyone can contract mpox through direct contact with infectious rashes, scabs, or body fluids.
Tuberculosis (TB) occurs when you inhale the TB germ when a person with TB disease coughs, sings or speaks. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain.