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Monkeypox

Find information on the 2022 monkeypox outbreak, including vaccine, treatment, and prevention steps. Please visit our monkeypox page here.

Polio Update

The CDC announced that poliovirus found in an unvaccinated adult in New York and in wastewater samples from nearby communities indicate the virus is transmitting in the region. The poliovirus in New York comes from the oral polio vaccine, which uses a live, weakened version of the virus and is no longer used in the U.S. Spread of vaccine-derived poliovirus occurs when local immunity is low enough due to unvaccinated individuals to allow transmission of the original wekaned virus in the oral vaccine. Island County Public Health urges unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated. Please talk with your healthcare provider or contact us for help finding vaccination locally. Learn more about poliovirus here.


Communicable Disease


Preventing and controlling communicable disease is a core public health function. We receive reports from healthcare providers, labs, schools, childcare centers, and hospitals to identify disease trends and investigate outbreaks. 
WAC 246-100 and WAC 246-101 adopted under Chapter 43.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) authorizes the health department to protect the well-being of the public by investigating and controlling communicable diseases. We work with healthcare providers and community partners to reduce illness by taking the following actions:
  • Investigate notifiable conditions reported by health professionals and
    provide education on how to prevent future infections.

  • Conduct surveillance for notifiable conditions.

  • Serve as a resource to our healthcare providers, childcare centers, and school districts.

  • Educate the public, policy makers, and community groups.

Report Notifiable Conditions

Schools and Childcare

Tuberculosis Program

Provider Information

Infection Prevention

COVID-19


Contact
Confidential Fax: 360.221.8480

Rabies

Cris Matochi, Living Environments Supervisor
Phone: 360.679.7309
Email: c.matochi@islandcountywa.gov

Shellfish

Ann Prusha, Environmental Health Specialist
Phone: 360.499.4416
Email: a.prusha@islandcountywa.gov

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

​STI Report Form

Other Communicable Disease

Mary Brennan, RN 
Phone: 360.678.8482
Email: M.Brennan@islandcountywa.gov

Melanie Davis, RN 
Phone: 360.678.8246 or 360.499.4023
Email: m.davis@islandcountywa.gov

​​After Hours

Shawn Morris, ND
Phone: 360.914.0837
Email: s.morrisnd@islandcountywa.gov

If unavailable contact the Washington State Department of Health:
1(877) 539-4344 (24/7) or (206) 418-5500 (24/7)