Missoula Measures - Infectious Diseases
Why this topic?
The reduction in incidence of infectious disease is the most significant public health achievement of the past 100 years. Much of this progress is a result of improvements in basic hygiene, food production and handling, and water treatment. The development and use of antimicrobial drugs have reduced illness and death from a number of infectious diseases. The other major factor is the development and widespread use of vaccines, which are the safest and most effective preventive measures. Notwithstanding the progress made, infectious diseases remain important causes of illness and death in the US, with many new emerging diseases posing new threats, as well as the new concern of biological weapons.
Reportable Infectious Disease Summary - Missoula County
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HIV In Montana: Montana is ranked #48 in HIV/AIDS rate.
State Health Facts - HIV AIDS for the latest statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information on all infectious diseases.
Missoula Health Department Website - Information about specific reportable infectious diseases
Healthy People 2020 - Extensive information on public health status of this topic and many others.