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Surveillance & Investigation of Communicable Diseases
Surveillance & Investigation of Communicable Diseases
Assures the control of the spread of communicable disease through:

Emergency preparedness procedures
Active monitoring of diseases
Education of, and follow-up with, exposed persons regarding their care
Contact investigation
Community education
Vaccinations
Rabies vaccinations and treatment for exposures
Referrals

Sweetwater County Community Nursing has a multidisciplinary team of environmental and healthcare professionals available to respond to events such as bio terrorism, natural disaster, and communicable disease outbreak.

• Sweetwater County Community Nursing’s professionals have been preparing and are prepared to respond to bio terrorism events. In response to such an event, they will be a part of a multi-team emergency response system.
• During natural disasters SWCCN’s team of professionals will respond to areas of the county where a disaster has occurred with information, testing, and immunizations to protect those exposed to diseases through unsafe conditions or unsafe water.
• SWCCN responds to communicable disease outbreaks by providing epidemiology and immunization for those affected by a reportable communicable disease in order to stop the spread of these diseases.