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  • Communicable Disease Program

    CD Program Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

    The Communicable Disease (CD) Program completes infectious disease investigation and surveillance for Potter and Randall counties.

    Staff members accept reports of notifiable conditions from the community to conduct an investigation. The main goal is to slow the transmission of disease, provide education and make sure patients and contacts receive any necessary treatment.

    Surveillance is also an important role for the CD program.  Staff tracks trends in illness and assist in the investigation of disease outbreaks within the community. The CD program works closely with the Environmental Health Department to prevent spread of disease and Public Health Emergency Preparedness  to plan, establish, and operate large scale clinics in the event of a disease outbreak.

    The CD program provides other unique services to the public including head lice checks, animal bite investigations, and vaccinations for specific populations.

    Staff of the Communicable Disease program are also involved in community committees, notably the Child Fatality Review Team and PanIC, our local infection control group.

    Tuberculosis Program

    TB Skin Testing Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00am – 11:00am and 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

    A branch of the Communicable Disease program is the Tuberculosis program.

    This program is in place to provide treatment for patients with latent TB infection as well as provide case management and directly observed therapy for patients with active TB.

    Price Change Effective October 1st, 2017

    • Skin Testing – $15
    • IGRA (Blood) – $61.88
    • Treatment – No Charge

    CD Contact Information:

    Communicable Disease Program Manager – 806.378.6321

    Communicable Disease Clerk – 806.378.6341

    Epidemiologist – 806.378.6353

    Supporting Programs:

    CDC

    Reportable Conditions:

    Texas DSHS Notifiable Conditions

     

    Disease info (click the pictures below to open the links)

     

    Flu Season

    Zika Virus

    General Info.                                              Expectant Mothers                  

    Click here for CDC general information about Zika Virus                     Click here for CDC information for expectant mothers and Zika virus

     

    Prevent Salmonella, Shigella, and Campy: Three common “stomach bugs”

        Salmonella                                               Shigella                                     

    Salmonella is a Gram-negative bacilli that belong to Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella can cause illness. Click on the picture to learn more.                      Shigella: Facultative aerobic, gram-negative bacilli in Enterobacteriaceae. Click on the picture to learn more.

    Campylobacter

     

    Food Safety : Tools and tips                                                     

    Use these tools and tips to prevent food poisoning!

       

     

     

     

    Four steps to food Safety

     

    Information for Parents

    Handwashing

    Handwashing saves lives!

    Strep Throat

    Streptococcus-pyogenes

    Head Lice

    Click here for more information!

     

    Additional Information (Click on the title for the link)

    Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis C

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    Picture credits: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aedes_aegypti.jpg, http://www.foodsafety.asn.au/resources/listeria-and-pregancy-the-elderly-and-people-with-weakened-immune-systems/, http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/11/flesh-eating-bacteria-glue, http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html, https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:SalmonellaNIAID.jpg, http://www.cdc.gov/narms/disease.html, http://www.cdc.gov pictures, materials, and infographics