Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Communicable Disease Reporting Program monitors the occurrence of contagious illnesses within Montgomery County. Our team gathers reports of diseases in the community, interviews people with disease, and conducts follow-up investigations to determine the source of infection.
The Communicable Disease staff makes recommendations for the treatment of cases and prophylaxis of contacts, educates the public about disease transmission, and provides timely and accurate information to the community to avert outbreaks.
The Communicable Disease staff works closely with hospitals, physician offices, urgent cares, schools and daycares in Montgomery County to help prevent and control the spread of diseases and protect the health of our community.
All reportable diseases should be reported to the Communicable Disease Reporting Nurse by telephone, mail or fax during normal business hours.
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014
We all want the peace of mind of knowing that our families, friends, homes and our businesses are safe and protected from threats of any kind. And while we can’t control where or when the next disaster will hit, we can take action by preparing ourselves and loved ones for emergencies and learning what actions to take.
Each year, people suffer or are seriously injured by severe weather despite advance warning. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have partnered for the third year to highlight the importance of making severe weather preparedness a nationwide priority.Read more