Communicable Diseases & Conditions
Mumps in Gallatin County
Gallatin City-County Health Department is currently investigating two cases of mumps in Emily Dickinson Elementary and one case in Chief Joseph Middle School. Health department staff is working closely with Bozeman schools staff to identify students who are most susceptible of contracting mumps in order to take infection control measures to limit spread of the disease. It is important for parents to know that most students have significant protection against mumps through immunizations required by Montana state law and recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information please read the FAQ.
The Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Program works to prevent, identify, and limit the spread of those diseases that can be passed from one person to another. Working together with area health care providers, our team investigates and tracks individual cases to prevent them from spreading further. We also aim to determine the source of an infection, identify contacts, and provide education to the general public.
What is a communicable disease?
A communicable disease is defined as an infectious disease that can be transmitted between persons and species through either direct or indirect transmission or other vectors (animals & insects.)
Some communicable diseases in our community include:
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- West Nile Virus
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Strep Throat
- Food & Waterborne Illnesses
- Tick Born Illnesses
For more information on these and other communicable diseases, see http://www.cdc.gov/.
To see what has been reported this week, check out our weekly reports for Gallatin County.
Click to see the reportable communicable diseases in Montana 1995-2017.
Are you a health care provider needing to report a confirmed or suspect case of a communicable disease? Please call 406-582-3100.
If you need to reach the Gallatin City-County Health Dept after hours to report an urgent public health matter, call the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office at 582-2100, ext. 2