Public Health 


Our Mission is to preserve, protect and promote the health
of all people in Lane County

Vision
We envision a future in which all members of the community value and promote healthy attitudes and behaviors.

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services offered click the links on the left.

NEWS:


Ebola: Learn More
Ebola is a serious and often deadly illness, but it is not highly communicable.  Lane County Public Health is working alongside Oregon Public Health to remain up-to-date on the latest information regarding the Ebola virus. As new information emerges, we will continue to communicate with local hospitals, healthcare providers, and the public.

  • The risk for Ebola in Lane County is very low. We are prepared to respond to any possible Ebola case and are working with the Oregon Public Health Division to monitor the health of the community.
  • Ebola is not an airborne illness. To spread, the Ebola virus requires direct contact with body fluids of an ill, infected person who is already showing symptoms. You must touch either the person, or a surface recently contaminated by his or her bodily fluids to become infected.
  • Lane County does not have direct flights from Africa, significantly lowering the potential of the virus arriving by plane. Additionally, Portland International Airport has instituted an emergency plan if a traveler arrives with Ebola, further lowering this possibility.
  • If a person is feeling sick, they should visit their primary care provider immediately. If they have not been to West Africa in the past month, it is unlikely that what they have is Ebola, but they could still help prevent the spread of other sicknesses like flu or Enterovirus 68.

Public Health officials are ready to respond in the event that a person ill with Ebola infection arrives in Oregon. We are sharing information with the public health and medical communities so we will be ready to get ill persons into proper care and prevent infection of others. We use tried and true core public health interventions to protect the health of Oregonians      

Other Resources:
CDC
: What is Ebola?
Oregon Health Authority: www.healthoregon.org\ebola

 

 

Flu Vaccine is now Available!

The Communicable Disease Program is offering the flu vaccine at its weekly clinic, held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charnelton Community Clinic (151 W. 7th St.). Vaccinations are also available by appointment. Follow the Communicable Disease link on the left to schedule.

 

 

To learn more about the vaccine, check out the CDC's website here

 

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