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Find information on MPOX - including vaccine, treatment, and prevention steps. Please visit our monkeypox page here.


Rates of childhood immunizations have declined during COVID-19. Ohio is experiencing a Measles outbreak, and there was recently an identified case in Seattle. Immunizations is the best protection against Measles and potential complications. Learn more from WA Dept. of Health.

RSV Update

CDC surveillance has shown that RSV detections and RSV-associated emergency department visits are decreasing. Below our patient resources, handouts, and information:

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. Public Health engages in regular outreach and planning activities to prevent disease, working with community partners.

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.
Confidential Fax: 360.221.8480


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


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)