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Public Health Disease Control

  • Published on January 2, 2018

    Influenza season is beginning – it is important to get vaccinated every year. Everyone six months and older needs a flu shot.

  • Published on December 21, 2017

    Sonoma County and its residents have faced unprecedented trauma in the face of the recent October fires. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services wants to encourage our community to take care of themselves this holiday season by being attuned to the needs of our minds and bodies.

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  • Published on February 13, 2018

    This Valentine’s Day, Bay Area health officials remind everyone who is sexually active to have a conversation with your primary care provider and to be screened regularly for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  • Published on February 2, 2018

    Flu activity in Sonoma County continues to be widespread. Every year, the flu sickens and kills thousands of Americans, and this year rates of illness in California and the rest of the country are trending moderately high. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged get a flu shot as soon as possible. The flu vaccine is available in Sonoma County and it is safe and effective.

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The Disease Control unit is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of communicable diseases, surveillance of reportable diseases, and provision of educational materials and services to assist communities in reducing the incidence of communicable diseases. The Disease Control unit provides the following services:

  • Infectious communicable disease investigation, tracking, and reporting
  • Tuberculosis case management
  • AIDS surveillance and HIV reporting
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B case management
  • Flu program coordination
  • Immunization assistance
  • Health information and recommendations
  • Student nurse precepting

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) investigate reported diseases and, as appropriate, involve epidemiologists, environmental health specialists, the public health laboratory, or the health officer in their investigations. They conduct interviews, provide health education, refer for further care and treatment, and take measures to prevent further spread of the disease.

You can reach a Disease Control PHN by phone at (707) 565-4567 to respond to communicable disease reports, as well as questions or concerns from the community or health care providers. You can also use our online Ask a Disease Control Nurse form to ask questions or request information.

Contact Information

Disease Control Unit

Public Health Division

Health Services

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Address

Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.441691, -122.713746

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