To provide rapid and effective response to identified communicable disease
outbreaks using a multi-disciplinary team of public health professionals.
Isolation of patients and immunization (when possible) of contacts of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Day Care and Institutional investigations of illnesses spread by fecal-oral transmission (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Giardia, Hepatitis A, etc.), parent/staff education, and implementation of sanitary measures.
Hepatitis A case investigations and provision of immune globulin to prevent further cases.
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C consultation and referral (direct testing is not provided by the Health Department)
Investigation of food borne outbreaks from commercial food establishments and other types of institutional outbreaks
Provision of preventive antibiotics to close contacts in cases of Meningococcal or Haemophilus Type B (Hib) Meningitis
Posting of warning signs in areas of prairie-dog and other animal die-offs due to plague.
Press releases to inform public of preventable disease outbreaks in the community.
Quarantine through the Humane Society of dogs and cats involved in animal bites if pet is unvaccinated.