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Influenza (flu) activity has been increasing in the U.S. and in Oregon, and a new strain of influenza that circulated in the Southern hemisphere in the summer of 2014 has been detected in the U.S.
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Since March 2014, an outbreak of Ebola is affecting several West African countries. The risk in Oregon is low, and no confirmed cases have been reported in the state. Health officials are prepared in the unlikely event Ebola is confirmed in Oregon.

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Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68, one of more than 100 members of the enterovirus family, can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. This illness has been found in clusters around the country, and cases have now been confirmed in Oregon.


Consider this your gateway to information about reportable and contagious diseases, infections and outbreaks. Communicable diseases are a danger to everyone. Some have been controlled with vaccinations and modern technology, while others are emerging or resistant to drug treatments. Disease prevention and control is a cooperative effort involving health care providers, local and state health department personnel and members of the community.

Oregon's Public Health Division's programs work to prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases such as salmonellosis, influenza, hepatitis, HIV, and tuberculosis. This includes collecting and analyzing disease reports, studying risk factors, protecting exposed individuals and families, developing guidelines for disease prevention and control, and planning and responding to public health emergencies involving communicable diseases.

If you want to find out more about specific communicable diseases, visit Diseases A-Z.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

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