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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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It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate!

Flu is reaching peak levels in Oregon, so make sure you and your family are protected.

If you do get sick cover your cough and talk to your healthcare provider about receiving antiviral medications if you are at high risk for severe complications from the flu.

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Oregon Epidemiologists' (OR Epi) Meeting April 24-26

OR Epi 2019 will bring together public health professionals to explore and discuss current disease trends, as well as innovative practices and effective interventions. Call for presentations, conference registration and lodging reservation are now open.

 Read more about OR Epi

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