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 Novel Coronavirus

The Oregon Health Authority is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.


Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Updates

 Public health warning: Stop using vaping products

The Oregon Health Authority is urging Oregonians to stop using all vaping products until federal and state officials have determined the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of both cannabis and nicotine vaping products. OHA is working with local public health and health care partners to track any illnesses in Oregon.


Emergency Rule  Oregon Investigation

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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Proposed Rules Effective April 2020

Learn about proposed rule changes on disease reporting requirements, adding rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, Candida auris and the school exclusion requirement.

Proposed rules and how to comment

OR Epi 2020 (April 21-23)
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The 37th Annual Oregon Epidemiologists' Meeting (OR  
Epi 2020) will bring together health professionals to explore and discuss diseases, current disease trends, innovative practices and effective interventions.  

See draft agenda (pdf)

OR Epi 2020 Registration

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