Communicable Diseases

  • Prevent and control communicable diseases
  • Improve and protect the health and well-being of the population

Public Health nurses:

  • Follow up with persons with communicable diseases, inform them about preventive measures, and track people with whom they have been in contact;
  • Follow up with contacts of persons with communicable diseases and inform them about the required screening and treatments;
  • Consult and collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals;
  • Raise awareness, inform and advise persons or groups.

The Public Health Act and its regulations constitutes the legal basis for:

  • Reporting notifiable communicable diseases;
  • Investigation of these diseases;
  • Disease control.

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