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Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases are infectious diseases that spread from person to person in a variety of ways. Sarpy/Cass Health Department helps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases through disease surveillance, community education, outbreak response, and providing interventions to control the spread of communicable diseases in Sarpy and Cass County communities. Click the buttons below to learn more.


Disease Surveillance and Investigation
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department works diligently in the early detection, intervention, prevention and education of communicable diseases.  The Department is notified of communicable disease laboratory results through the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). Staff investigate each report, which may include patient interviews and physician consultations.  Recommendations are made to patients to prevent, promote, and protect the health of community members.