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Communicable disease reporting
The Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department protects the community by controlling and preventing the spread of infectious diseases in Grays Harbor County. We do this by:
Receiving reports from health care providers about cases of notifiable communicable diseases as required by law.
Investigating cases and providing education to people with communicable diseases and their contacts.
Reducing the spread of disease by providing and promoting vaccines.
Providing updated information to area health care providers about local, national, and global issues of public health concern.
Educating the community about diseases of concern.
Identifying potential sources of disease transmission.
Using appropriate public health methods to stop the spread of disease.
Report notifiable conditions to:
STD case report form (.pdf)
Lists of notifiable conditions for:
Epi News is faxed to healthcare offices during events of public health significance.
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Health Alert: Immediate action needed
Health Update: Updated information on Alert or Advisory
Health Advisory: May require immediate action
Info Service: Not of an emergent nature
- Oct 11, 2019 Health Update: Reporting guidelines changed for vaping-associated lung injury Oct 11, 2019
- Aug 30, 2019 Health Advisory: Severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products Aug 30, 2019
- May 23, 2019 Health Update: New measles outbreak has 7 confirmed cases in WA State May 23, 2019
- May 14, 2019 Health Advisory: Measles case confirmed in Pierce County resident May 14, 2019
- Mar 29, 2019 Health Advisory: Influenza season continues with an increase in influenza A (H3N2) Mar 29, 2019
- Jan 17, 2019 Health Alert: Clark County confirms 14 cases of measles and is investigating 3 suspected cases of measles Jan 17, 2019
- Nov 21, 2018 Health Advisory: Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce Nov 21, 2018
- Jan 3, 2017 Mumps outbreak in Washington; health officials urge immunizations Jan 3, 2017
- Nov 4, 2016 Increase in suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington state since September 2016 Nov 4, 2016
- Aug 18, 2016 West Nile virus: Tests confirm first death in WA from disease Aug 18, 2016
- May 5, 2016 Lead exposure concern: Status update May 5, 2016
Flu prevention resources
Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May, with flu activity most commonly peaking between December and February.
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