The Communicable Disease (CD) Team at Yamhill County Public Health monitors and investigates communicable diseases such as Hepatitis, E. Coli, Salmonella, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), and provides case management for active cases of Tuberculosis (TB). TB treatment for active case management is available at no cost to the client. In addition, the CD Team performs outbreak investigations to stop the spread of diseases in the community and provides information and consultations with local healthcare facilities, schools, daycares, and providers, as needed.
Mpox (monkeypox) is a rare but potentially serious disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which is related to the smallpox virus. While generally less severe and contagious than smallpox, monkeypox can be unpleasant and sometimes serious.
Tuberculosis (TB) has been declining in the United States for the past decade. However, there is still concern of the emergence of multiple drug-resistant TB, making Public Health's role in identification and follow-up even more important.