Community Health Promotion
COMMUNICABLE DISEASESThe Section for Communicable Disease Prevention, within the Division of Community Health Promotion, is committed to protecting and promoting the health of the citizens of Clay County. We strive to do this in the following ways:
CDC Says “Take 3” Actions To Fight The Flu
Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu):
1. Take time to get a flu vaccine.
2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
Visit CDC’s website to find out what to do if you get sick with the flu and how to care for someone at home who is sick with the flu.
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
Pertussis Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. There has been an increase in the number of cases reported in the Kansas City metro area and Missouri and Kansas are currently experiencing an outbreak of pertussis. Click on the links below for more information on how you can protect yourself and your family from pertussis. Pertussis (Whooping Cough)PreventionSigns and SymptomsKid Friendly Fact Sheet