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Communicable Disease Control

The Health Department is responsible for conducting "investigations, inquiries, and studies concerning the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics, and the causes of mortality..." and to take such measures as he/she deems necessary to control or suppress, or to prevent the occurrence or spread of any contagious disease. ([O.S. 81, 63:1-106 (b) (1)])

The goal of the local health department is to use their knowledge and observations in detecting potential public health threats due to communicable disease.

  • Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, (STD)
  • HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Outbreaks
  • Other diseases, defined as "communicable"

For more information, please call (580) 395-2906

Did You Know...

  • Over 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year here in the United States?
  • Over half of these new infections occur in young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years?

Click here to find out more about these infections and how to protect yourself.

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