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Acute and Communicable Disease

 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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Keep Your Holiday Meals Safe

To keep your holidays festive, remember that proper food handling, cooking and storage are very important, especially when cooking large amounts of food.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways prepare holiday meals.

Mushroom Safety

Fall is here and it is mushroom season in the Pacific Northwest. Each fall public health notices an increase in Emergency Room visits and Poison Center calls for illnesses associated with mushroom exposures.

Learn more about mushroom safety.

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.  

Learn more about OR Epi 2020 and the call for presentations.

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