Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They're normally harmless or even helpful. But under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease.
Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by insects or other animals. And you may get others by consuming contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment.
What do we do?
Chisago County Disease Prevention and Control Staff:
monitor the occurrence of infectious disease
provide screening and referral for diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease
implement strategies for preventing and controlling disease
provide information, resources, and education on the management and prevention of infectious diseases to health care providers, schools, child care providers, and the community at large