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Disease Prevention and Control

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health helps you, your family and our community prevent illness and prepare for a response to disease outbreaks. For vaccine preventable illness like measles and pertussis (whooping cough), our team works with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to provide case interviews, education, and assure treatment for those sick, and treatment of contacts of those who are ill to help them not to get sick. We communicate to affected schools, child cares, and organizations as needed to help prevent illness. Our team monitors emerging illnesses to educate and prevent illness spread in our community. Working closely with federal, state and local officials, we plan and coordinate responses to a pandemic or other infection threats by training and educating healthcare providers, stockpiling medical supplies and organizing vaccines or dispensing clinics.

For more information about infectious disease issues, contact Norman-Mahnomen Public Health at 218-784-5425 or 218-935-2527, go to the MDH website or contact the MDH Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at (651) 201-5414, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Disease Reporting

By law, certain diseases that can affect the public's health must be reported to public health agencies from healthcare providers and laboratories in order to keep the disease from spreading.

Protection From Germs                         Protection From Insects

Immunizations                         Infectious Disease