The Communicable Disease Section monitors cases of infectious diseases in Chatham County. We investigate and report occurrences to State epidemiologists for purposes of public record, education, statistical analysis, etc. We serve on epidemiological teams in cooperation with the state, other counties and the UNC School of Public Health.
E. coli causes
Chickenpox, a vaccine-
Tuberculosis and STD Program:
- Investigation and reporting of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- Assistance to clients with directly-observed medication therapy for tuberculosis
- Education for TB clients to promote and preserve their health.
- PPD (Mantoux) testing for tuberculosis exposure.
Information about the HPV Vaccine:
Other Communicable Diseases:
- Investigation and reporting of all other infectious diseases, including food-borne illnesses such as E. coli or salmonella infection as well as vaccine-preventable diseases such as pertussis and tetanus.
- Tuberculosis: www.cdc.gov/tb
- Sexually transmitted diseases: www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm
- Food-related illnesses: www.cdc.gov/foodborne
- Vaccine-preventable diseases: www.cdc.gov/vaccines
- HIV/AIDS: www.cdc.gov/hiv
- Information on disaster preparedness in American Sign Language: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/psa.asp
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