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Communicable Disease

Working to Keep Oregonians Healthy

Disease prevention and control is a cooperative effort involving health care providers, local and state health department personnel and members of the community. Oregon Public Health Division programs work to prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases. This includes collecting and analyzing disease reports, studying risk factors, protecting exposed individuals and families, developing guidelines for disease prevention and control, and planning and responding to public health emergencies involving communicable diseases.

Protecting the population from communicable diseases is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

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Fight the Flu
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Influenza (flu) activity has been increasing in Oregon and the U.S. Fighting flu involves three main strategies:

  1. Flu vaccination for everyone >6 months of age
  2. Washing your hands and covering your cough; and
  3. Staying home when you are sick. 

 Learn more about flu prevention, control and treatment in Oregon

2016 HAI Annual ReportReport cover

The 2016 HAI Annual Report includes data reported to OHA by 61 hospitals and 60 dialysis facilities.

 Read more about the HAI Annual Report

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The 35th annual Oregon Epidemiologists’ Meeting (OR Epi) will be held April 24-26, 2018.

 Learn more about the OR Epi meeting

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