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Communicable Diseases

Comm Disease   The Communicable Disease Division protects your health and the Community’s health from the threats of uncontrolled infectious disease and disease outbreaks. Such outbreaks may be due to food or water supply contamination and/or bacterial or viral occurrence of disease.

The Communicable Disease Division, in conjunction with Health Care Providers, uses a surveillance system to quickly identify unusual diseases or an unusual number of cases of a particular disease. Proper control measures are then implemented.

The Communicable Disease Division also ensures that individuals with a Tuberculosis infection or Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) are properly diagnosed. Free medications for treatment of STDs or Tuberculosis are provided.

USEFUL LINKS:

Flu Reporting Form 2020-21

Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases ( A Guide for School Administrators, Nurses, Teachers,
Child Care Providers, and Parents or Guardians)

A list of diseases follows. Please note that not all diseases are listed. If you have any questions about a disease, please contact the Platte County Health Department for more information.

Diseases & Conditions A-Z Index