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Mayes County Communicable Disease

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The goal of Mayes County Health Department is to use their knowledge to recognize and prevent communicable diseases, such as food and waterborne illness, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and childhood diseases.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

• Confidential care and treatment

• Laboratory tests

• Disease investigation and follow-up of contacts

Tuberculosis Control

• Skin testing and sputum evaluation

• Disease investigation and follow-up of contacts

• Drugs dispensed for treatment of TB infection and preventive therapy

Communicable Disease:

• Disease investigation and follow-up of  contacts

• Prevention and treatment

• Education

Registered nurses and sanitarians are always available to investigate outbreaks as they occur. In most circumstances, these professionals work as a local team with consultation from the state epidemiologists to address community problems.

Disease Reporting

Please call (918) 825-4224, or e-mail to report your problem. Your call will be returned by a nurse.

The Acute Disease Service Epi-on-call is available 24-hours/7-days a week at (405) 271-4060, for communicable disease consultations and reporting of diseases and outbreaks.

For more information on disease reporting, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health Acute Disease Service, utilizing the following link: http://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/Acute_Disease_Service/Disease_Reporting/index.html

Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid. The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease.

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