This program has the duty to enhance and protect public health in the event of a communicable disease outbreak, 24/7. The program manager:
Coordinates with local, state, and federal health professionals
Provides passive and active surveillance throughout the community
Coordinates the Butte-Silver Bow Communicable Disease Epi-Team
Relates information to the public re: communicable diseases that may threaten the health of the community and its citizens.
Maintains MIDIS database for all reportable diseases
Ensures HIPAA rules and regulations are followed
Below are plots showing Influenza and Covid data for previous and current years. These data are only cases that are reported to the Health Department. Flu cases are only reported during "Flu Season", so the graph runs from October to June. Covid-19 cases are reported year-round. Data must be processed, so most current data is from the previous epi week, Sunday through Saturday.