Ste. Genevieve County Health Department monitors communicable disease through the process of active and passive surveillance with the assistance from local health providers, hospitals, schools, and day care facilities.
Active Surveillance: Sentinel sites which give a representation of our county’s population are solicited weekly for illnesses and conditions occurring within that agency. This information gives an early indication of illness trends in our community and helps with outbreak identification.
Passive Surveillance: The Health Department receives notification of specified illnesses and conditions from agencies required to do so by law and within a predetermined time-frame. The ensuing case investigation serves to identify the disease origin and susceptible contacts.
Please contact us at 573.883.7411 for more information.