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Most healthcare providers practice safe injections, but unsafe practices do occur and can cause serious harm. The "One & Only" campaign is raising awareness with patients and providers about safe injection practices.
Neisseria meningitidis
Seven people have contracted meningococcal disease related to a University of Oregon outbreak that began in January 2015; one student died of the disease. University and public health officials are working to prevent further infections.

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​