Disease Prevention

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Carver County helps you, your family and our community prevent illness and prepare a response to disease outbreaks. For vaccine preventable illness like measles and pertussis (whooping cough), our team works with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to provide case interviews, education, and assure treatment for those sick, and treatment of contacts of those who are ill to help them not to get sick. We communicate to affected schools, child cares, and organizations as needed to help prevent illness. Our team monitors emerging illnesses to educate and prevent illness spread in our community. Working closely with federal, state and local officials, we plan and coordinate responses to a pandemic or other infection threats by training and educating healthcare providers, stockpiling medical supplies and organizing vaccines or dispensing clinics.

For more information about infectious disease issues, contact the Carver County Disease Prevention & Control team at (952) 361-1329, go to the MDH website or contact them at (651) 201-5414, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Handwashing
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Immunization Services
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Infectious Disease
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Seasonal Flu
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