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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.

Featured News

May 19: National Hepatitis Testing DayRequest the test

Early detection through testing, care and access to hepatitis B and C treatment can prevent liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer and reduce the risk of death.

Request the test.  Learn more about hepatitis C
 Oregon Proclamation (pdf)   OHA resources   CDC resources

Spring is here!
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More than a nuisance, mosquitoes can pose a serious health threat to people. Disease can be spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Over 50 different mosquito species can be found in Oregon and many are vectors for diseases, such as West Nile viruswestern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis

Mosquitoes can carry disease like heartworm disease which can cause a serious health threat to your pet.  Consult your veterinarian to protect your pets against diseases carried by mosquitoes.

 Learn more about mosquitoes and bites

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

2018 OR EpiOR-Epi logo

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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