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Communicable Diseases

Communicable disease prevention is committed to protecting and promoting the health of the citizens of Clay County. We strive to do this in the following ways: 

  • Receiving and investigating reported cases of communicable diseases in our county as reported from health care providers 
  • Maintaining a surveillance system to identify any unusual diseases or an increase in the number of cases of a particular disease 
  • Assuring that effective control measures and treatment are taken, especially in the event of a widespread outbreak.
We work to maintain partnerships with area physicians, hospitals, laboratories, schools and other health care providers to assist them in providing the most up-to-date information about communicable diseases.

The Section for Communicable Disease Prevention also provides services for those who are suspected of or are diagnosed with a tuberculosis infection or disease. If you have questions or would like to talk to a nurse in  Communicable Diseases, please call 816-595-4256.


Click the links below for more information:

Tuberculosis Services

Sexually Transmitted Disease Services

What is ______________disease? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Why is handwashing important? CDC Ounce of Prevention Campaign  

When should I exclude a student/child from school or childcare?
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases

Helpful Websites: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services  

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) information

Hepatitis Alliance 

Liver Foundation - Missouri Chapter

                          
800 Haines Drive Liberty, MO 64068
816-595-4200 www.clayhealth.com
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