Disease Prevention

Lincoln County Health Department works to prevent, identify and limit the spread of those diseases that can be passed from one person to another. Working together with area health care providers, our team investigates and tracks individual cases to prevent them from spreading further. We also aim to determine the source of an infection, identify contacts, and provide education to the general public.

What is a communicable disease?

A communicable disease is defined as an infectious disease that can be transmitted between persons and species through either direct or indirect transmission or other vectors (animals & insects).

  Influenza (Flu)
  Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  Foodborne Germs and Illnesses
  Viral Hepatitis C
  Sexually-Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)
  Zika Virus
  Hand Foot and Mouth Disease