Jan. 2017 ZIKA Virus update
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Communicable Disease Program/Service Description:
The Department has local responsibility for preventing and maintaining communicable disease control. This is accomplished by identification of communicable disease(s), which put the community at risk. Maintaining systems for the required reporting of infectious disease and stopping disease transmission are priority goals. Prevention measures include early disease identification and reporting, use of control methods to prevent disease transmission and the administration of appropriate vaccines for disease prevention. This is accomplished by use of standardized public health principles and adherence to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Rules and Regulations in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As an agent for the State of Illinois the Department’s responsibility is the prevention, control and reporting of all communicable diseases locally.
What are the goals of the program?
Implement the Public Health (IDPH) Rules and Regulations in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Education, prevention, consultation and referrals services are primary, as well as acting as a collaborative agent for the State of Illinois for the reporting and control of communicable diseases locally.
Who is this program/service for?
The residents of St. Clair County within the eighteen county jurisdictional boundaries expect for tuberculosis control activities which are provided to the entire county. Populations served include all persons through the entire life span including various prenatal prevention services for the prevention of communicable diseases.
Who is eligible for this program/service?
Residents of St. Clair County within eighteen township served by the St. Clair County Health Department. Tuberculosis Services are available to all county residents of St. Clair County.
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