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Taxonomy Code: JP-1500

Programs that protect the public health through comprehensive efforts to track the incidence and distribution of disease in the population and prevent, control and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases, vector and food-borne illnesses, diseases that are transmitted person-to-person and other diseases that are spread by direct or indirect contact. Activities include routine surveillance of communicable disease activity, assessment of the community immunization level through school records and immunization studies, investigation of epidemic outbreaks, reporting of cases of infectious diseases to the proper authorities and taking appropriate measures such as isolation and contact tracing/notification to prevent disease transmission.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Education/Prevention ServicesProvides education and prevention information on various communicable disease, such as AIDS/HIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, TB, and other public health hazards.FranklinCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONFRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Health/Medical Care ServicesWarren County Public Health Services works closely with physicians, health centers, and Glens Falls Hospital to consistently encourage and assure timely reporting of laboratory confirmed and-or clinically suspected cases of reportable communicable diseases. A Public Health Nurse follows up with clients either by telephone or home visits, to offer needed information to assure appropriate treatment of infected individuals and prevent exposure to contacts as appropriate, in order to protect the health of the public. The Rabies Prevention Program follows up on all animal bites-exposures, provides approval for rabies post exposure vaccination, approves rabies specimen testing, serves as a resource for providers and the community and offers rabies vaccination clinics for pets. All animal bites-exposures are mandated by Public Health law to be reported to the victim's county of residence. Tuberculosis PPD testing is offered by appointment to any Warren County resident requesting it.WarrenCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAMWARREN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Health/Medical Care ServicesPrevents epidemics and the spread of disease by providing immunizations and vaccinations, a rabies clinic, a flu clinic, HIV testing, tuberculosis screening, prenatal care, etc.WashingtonMATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMWASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

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