A communicable disease or condition may be transmitted directly or indirectly from person to person. Communicable disease outbreaks and risks usually receive widespread media attention and community interest. The Department of Health is the first agency to be contacted when conditions point to communicable diseases. Each case is individually investigated. Our staff is specially trained to assess, evaluate and monitor reports of communicable diseases to prevent epidemics, control outbreaks of disease and minimize the threat to individuals, family members and the entire community. More than 80 diseases and conditions must be reported to local Health Departments by any practicing, licensed or permitted health care provider or laboratory.
To report a communicable disease/condition in Columbia County, or for more information call 386-758-1068.
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Influenza Activity - United States, 2013-14 Season and Composition of the 2014-15 Influenza Vaccine:
This report summarizes influenza activity in the United States during the 2013-14 influenza season (September 29, 2013-May 17, 2014) as of June 6, 2014, and includes recommendations for the components of the 2014-15 Northern Hemisphere Influenza vaccine.