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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.

Indicator

Reportable Infectious Disease Summary - Missoula County

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Campylobacter 21 8 16 14 13 20 23 25 29 15
Pertussis 1 0 18 8 12 2 10 20 9 23
Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever 0 13 1 0 0 0 na 0 0 0
Salmonella 10 0 1 0 10 12 9 13 13 17
Shigella 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1
Tuberculosis 0 2 0 0 1 0 na 0 0 0
Sexually Transmitted infections
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
HIV/AIDS 1 0 1 25 -- 1 6 31 na 6 6
Chlamydia 218 203 247 246 248 280 281 429 388 382 439
Gonorrhea 9 6 8 11 13 13 6 10 16 10 12
Syphilis 0 0 3 0 -- 3 2 2 0 4 0

Related Data

HIV In Montana: Montana is ranked #48 in HIV/AIDS rate.

State Health Facts - HIV AIDS for the latest statistics

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Related Websites

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.

 

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