Disease Information

Disease Information

Information to help control the spread of disease and to protect others from getting it.

Scabies

Scabies

Scabies  is an infestation of the skin caused by a mite.  It causes severe itching and a pimple like rash.  It is spread through close skin-to-skin contact with someone who has scabies.  For more information:  https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/ 

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Head Lice

Head Lice

Head lice  is caused by a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, including the eyebrows and eyelashes. They are spread from close contact (head-to-head), sharing combs or brushes, or from the environment of someone who has lice.  For more information visit: ...

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Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza  is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses causing symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, runny nose, sore throat, and body aches. There are two main types of Influenza virus: Types A and B.  Influenza is highly infectious and can cause mild to...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C  is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus.  It is usually spread through contact with blood from someone who is infected with Hepatitis C, through sharing needles, syringes or equipment to inject drugs. For more information on...

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B  is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It is transmitted through blood, semen, or other body fluids.  It can be spread from mother to baby during birth. Hepatitis B can cause a short-term illness or become a long-term chronic...

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A  is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus.  It is spread through the fecal-oral route or from contact with objects, food or drink contaminated by a person with Hepatitis A.  It is usually milder in children.  There is a vaccine to...

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For more information:

Kim Lockwood, Local Epidemiologist
Tonya Chaney, Regional Epidemiologist
(304) 523-6483


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