Communicable Disease

151 W. 7th Ave., Room 310
Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 682-4041

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For TTY/Relay Services, dial 711

(541) 682-2455

Cindy Morgan
Nursing Supervisor
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Communicable diseases can be transmitted from person to person or from animal to person. The Lane County Public Health (LCPH) Communicable Disease section serves to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases through investigation, providing immunizations, education and treatment.

Oregon state law requires the tracking of communicable diseases in order to prevent and control disease outbreaks. To ensure the safety of the community, the law also requires Physicians, Healthcare Providers and Labs to report all “reportable” diseases to LCPH. ​

2018 - 2019 Flu Information

Flu season is here!  Check out the CDC recommendations on getting flu shots for your family. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and Oregon Health Authority, flu vaccines prevent hospitalizations and help save lives.

Click to read about cold vs. flu symptoms at the Center for Disease Control website or schedule an appointment for a flu vaccine with Lane County Public Health

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information for Public

Updated 11/21/2018: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is still circulating in parts of Lane County.  Please stay alert and check whether your child attending school has received the Pertussis vaccine. 

If your child has not received the Pertussis vaccine, please contact Lane County Public Health to schedule a vaccine appointment by calling 541-682-4041 or contact your local pharmacy or primary care provider.

According to OHA and CDC, persons who are most susceptible to pertussis infection include babies, pregnant women, and the elderly. Pertussis is spread through close contact with individuals experiencing symptoms of the disease and is considered very contagious. 

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information for Medical Providers

Click to read an updated statement from the Lane County Public Health Officer about Pertussis disease in Lane County.

Additional resources are available at:

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Pertussis

    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015 Red Book, pages 608‐621

    Oregon Health Authority, Public Health division

Click to read Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Update for Lane County (Updated 11/21/2018)