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Disease Surveillance

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Disease Investigation and Surveillance

Working Together for the Health of the Public Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease

Prevent

  • Spread of infectious disease
  • Panic during a public health emergency

Promote

  • Working together to protect the public's health and safety
  • Community and individual readiness for response to infectious disease and other threats

Protect

  • Public Health Partners and the public by providing accurate and timely information about infectious disease threats

 

How we work with others to prevent the spread of disease:  

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department works with:

  • National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Communicable Disease
  • Local public health partners: EMS, Acute Health Care and Schools

through the following activities:

  • Daily- Monitor presence of Infectious Disease in the health district (Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties in Northeast Nebraska)
  • During Disease Outbreaks- Provide accurate, timely and reliable information to health professionals, local government and the public.  Bring extra supplies to the area from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to help with a local response.  Examples of local disease responses from NNPHD include:  TB, Avian Influenza, H1N1 Influenza and Salmonella.
  • After Disease Outbreaks- Help communities return to "normal" by providing information and guidance of Infectious Disease in the NNPHD Health District

EMS- Emergency Medical Services:

  • Daily Activities- Report potential cases of infectious disease to NNPHD
  • During Disease Outbreaks - Syndromic Surveillance to NNPHD

 

 

  • Daily Activities - Report individual cases of Infectious Disease to NNPHD
  • Daily Activities – Hospitals, clinics and labs report Influenza Like Illnesses (ILI) weekly to NNPHD
  • During Disease Outbreaks - Assist with illness reporting as requested

 

  • Daily Activities- Report potential cases of serious infectious disease to NNPHD
  • Weekly Activities -Report illness absences by symptoms weekly to NNPHD
  • During Disease Outbreaks -Daily Syndromic Surveillance