Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of Oregon morbidity patterns
Sexually transmitted infections are Oregon's most frequently reported infections. Testing, treatment, and partner notification support are available across the state.
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The Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program gathers information that is voluntarily provided by veterinarians to track diseases that are transported by animals.
This includes zoonotic diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans such as rabies, giardia, cryptococcus, ringworm, leptospirosis and campylobacteriosis.
It is estimated that 48 million people get sick and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne diseases in the U.S. each year. Common symptoms of foodborne illness are diarrhea or vomiting (gastroenteritis). Noroviruses are the most common cause.
Public Health Division staff investigate foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks and work with local health departments to notify people when outbreaks occur.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease primarily of the lungs. It is airborne and spreads when someone with active TB disease coughs, laughs or sings
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