Disease Control

Summary of articles categorized under disease control.

Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis is a rare illness caused by a fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis, which may cause death.  It mainly affects the lungs and less often,…

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Food and Waterborne Diseases (Enteric)

Food Diseases Foodborne disease, often called food poisoning or foodborne illness, is any illness that results from eating contaminated…

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General Communicable Disease Follow-up

Lincoln County Health Department provides confidential consultation and follow-up for surveillance and control of specific infectious diseases,…

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Influenza (Flu)

During flu season, the Lincoln County Health Department will post updates on flu activity and our flu vaccine clinics and eligibility. Lincoln County…

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Information for Providers

Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Activity Report Report for week ending March 26, 2016 Communicable Disease Reports Lincoln County…

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Measles is Still a Danger

Measles is one of the world’s most easily spread diseases. Fifty years after the approval of a very effective vaccine against measles, the virus…

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Mosquito Disease (West Nile)

What is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus is a virus most commonly spread by infected mosquitoes. West Nile virus can cause febrile illness,…

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Outbreaks and New Emerging Diseases

There are always new diseases being reported all over the world, below are the diseases that are developing at this time: Zika Virus Disease Zika…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

In Lincoln County, Chlamydia Is The Most Commonly Reported STD. What Is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused…

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Tick Diseases

The prime season for tick-borne disease begins in May, when weather becomes warmer and deer ticks begin to be more active. Ticks live in wooded,…

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Tuberculosis

What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually affects the lungs but can infect…

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows, thanks to vaccinations. Even though most infants and toddlers have received all…

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