Disease Prevention

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Scott County Public Health offers a variety of services and health information in order to prevent the spread of diseases and achieve overall wellness in our community.
Controlling infectious diseases is perhaps the oldest and most basic of all public health responsibilities. For decades it was the primary duty of local health boards. Today, it remains the job of local health departments working together with the Minnesota Department of Health.

The Disease Prevention and Control team at Scott County Public Health works to support the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) by serving as a resource on infectious diseases that are making people sick in the community. Accurate and timely reporting of these diseases is important to control the spread of disease. This allows for outbreaks to be identified early, at a time when control measures are likely to be effective in preventing additional cases.

Disease Prevention services include: