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 Featured News

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To keep your holidays festive, remember that proper food handling, cooking and storage are very important, especially when cooking large amounts of food.
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Health officials in Oregon and Washington are investigating Shiga toxin-producing E. coli cases linked to Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington.
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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.

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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 Public Health Division 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.

Protecting the population from communicable diseases is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan

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