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Infectious Disease

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health monitors diseases that can be spread from person-to-person, through contact with animals, or through consuming contaminated food and water. This includes serious diseases, such as E. coli, hepatitis B, and pertussis (whooping cough). When certain diseases are reported to Public Health, staff works to identify where and how a person got sick, identify those the illness could spread to, and to stop the spread of that disease. Public Health strives to prevent disease occurrence in Norman & Mahnomen Counties through immunizations and education of residents.

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.

Links to Disease Information

Infectious Diseases in Child care and Schools

Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings and Schools is a comprehensive manual on infectious diseases developed by Hennepin County. It informs parents and guardians, caregivers, childcare providers, administrators, and school health staff about specific infectious disease problems they may encounter in the childcare setting or in schools. The manual is maintained online, which allows for more frequent updates to ensure the most current information available. 

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