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Information on Iowa's reportable diseases and conditions.

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Epi Update

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Epi Manual

An online guide for public health officials and health care providers to surveillance, investigation, and reporting.

Vaccines and Immunizations

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Foodborne Outbreak Investigation Manual

An online resource for foodborne outbreak management.

Shigella

Prevention

Shigellosis is an extremely contagious disease. Because of this, measures should be taken to prevent its spread. Some ways to prevent infection are:

  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and running warm water for no less than 15 seconds. This should be done every time people use the toilet, change diapers, or before they eat or prepare any food.
  • Infants and children should have their hands washed as above after a diaper change, after using the toilet, or before eating
  • Infected people should stay away from school, child care, or work while they have diarrhea
  • Food handlers, child care workers, or health care workers should consider treatment

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