Infectious diseases are those in which an organism (bacteria, fungus, virus, parasite) enters the body and causes illness. Many are spread easily, and in different ways: in the air (droplets from sneezing or coughing), in body fluids (blood, saliva or mucus), on contact with contaminated surfaces (doorknobs, skin, personal hygiene items), from insect or animal bites (mosquitoes, ticks) or in contaminated water or food.
The Missoula City-County Health Dept.'s Infectious Disease office, in conjunction with the State Health Dept., tracks outbreaks of infectious diseases, notifies the public of risks and prevention measures, tracks the disease to it's source, and notifies people who have had direct exposure to an infectious disease.
State law requires that most infectious diseases be reported to the local Health Dept. to prevent further spread.
Disease(s) of the Moment - Disease information
- HIV / AIDS
Disease reporting - for health care providers
- Health Alert/Advisory/Update
- Reportable Diseases in Montana
- Report Forms
- Contact Information
- Health Care Provider Infectious Disease Reporting Binder
- Phone - 406-258-3896
- FAX - 406-258-3610
- email - email@example.com
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