Communicable Disease Information from the Hyde County Health Department
Communicable diseases are diseases that can be spread from person to person and sometimes from animals to people. The goals of the communicable disease program are to reduce the spread and limit the adverse effects of infectious diseases within our community. Some of the programs we target include the following:
Sexually Transmitted Disease Program
The sexually transmitted disease (STD) program provides testing and treatment for diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Services are FREE and consist of:
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Follow-up of infected persons and their sex partners for testing and treatment as appropriate
- HIV testing and counseling
For more information on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, visit the CDC’s website.
Information for Providers – NC Division of Public Health Communicable Disease Manual
The Tuberculosis (TB) program provides testing and treatment. Skin testing is provided at a minimal charge. Certain populations receive skin tests for free. Medications for TB are free of charge. Our staff is responsible for:
- Detecting new cases of tuberculosis.
- Investigating the potential source(s) of the illness.
- Ensuring proper medical care and treatment of the patient.
- Providing screening and follow-up to other individuals who may have been exposed.
For more information on TB (tuberculosis), visit the CDC’s website.
The immunization program offers vaccines to prevent or eliminate certain diseases.