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Disease Surveillance

Disease surveillance is the on-going monitoring of communicable (infectious) diseases to detect and respond to health threats. Three Rivers Public Health Department monitors communicable diseases through use of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). Reported diseases are investigated to detect outbreaks and provide recommendations and education to protect the health of the community.

As part of this surveillance, Three Rivers partners with local hospitals, health care providers, nursing homes, and schools to receive prompt notification of reportable diseases.

  • 50 schools report student absences every week throughout the school year.
  • 20+ long term care facilities report influenza-like illness every week throughout influenza season.
  • 3 hospitals report influenza-like illness every week throughout influenza season.

For more information on diseases:
List of Diseases & Conditions - DHHS

To learn about Nebraska's Health Alert Network:
Health Alert Network (HAN) - DHHS

Disease Reporting

Communicable disease and other conditions may pose a threat to the public health. Use the following guidelines for what should be reported:

Our Mission

 

Three Rivers Public Health Department's Mission is to empower and educate families while promoting healthy living for the improvement of our communities.

Our Vision

 

Three Rivers Public Health Department's Vision is that in cooperation with our communities, we will always be compassionate and respectful in all of our public health endeavors.

Three Rivers Public Health Department

Serving Dodge, Saunders & Washington Counties in Eastern Nebraska

2400 North Lincoln Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025   •   402-727-5396   •   1-866-727-5396   •   [email protected]

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