Communicable Disease

noun-disease-5624380A communicable disease is an illness transmitted through contact with microscopic organisms (such as bacteria or viruses). People, animals, food, surfaces, water, and air can all be carriers. Communicable diseases are contagious and can be transmitted from one source to another.

The Menasha Health Department public health nurses conduct follow-up activities (disease investigation and contact tracing) for communicable diseases to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in the community.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Respiratory Viruses

Foodborne Illness

Waterborne Illness

Vector-borne Illness

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