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baby chick
Contact with live poultry (chicks, chickens, ducklings, ducks, geese and turkeys) can be a source of human Salmonella infections. Learn how to reduce your risk.
Neisseria meningitidis
Six University of Oregon students have contracted meningococcal disease since mid-January; one student died of the disease. University and public health officials are working to prevent further infections.
OR-Epi 2015
The 32nd annual Oregon Epidemiologists’ Meeting will be held May 19-20, 2015 at Sunriver near Bend, Oregon. This is a time when Oregon's public health professionals meet and exchange information about current disease issues and trends.
Oregon Public Health Division epidemiologists are monitoring an investigation by USDA and Oregon Department of Agriculture of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza found in domestic birds in Douglas County, Oregon. The risk of human infection is low.
ebola virus
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.

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.

See Diseases A-Z for information about specific communicable diseases.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​