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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:
- Legal requirements for the reporting of notifiable conditions.
Epi News is faxed to healthcare offices during events of public health significance.
Sign up for Epi News by emailing Lisa Leitz at email@example.com
- 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.
Encourage your patients to fight the flu with these free resources:
- Share our Facebook posts. We're @healthyghc and our flu posts are tagged #ghcfightstheflu
- Print-ready materials (posters, flyers, fact sheets) from the CDC
- "Reason enough to get vaccinated!" poster from the CDC
- "The Flu: A Guide for Parents" tri-fold brochure from the CDC
- Spanish language print-ready materials (posters, flyers, fact sheets) from the CDC
- American Indian & Alaska Natives print-ready materials (posters, flyers, fact sheets, brochures, postcards) from the CDC
- "Cover Your Cough" poster from Washington State Department of Health
- WashYourHandsingTon resources (video, posters) from Washington State Department of Health