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Disease Control and Prevention

Disease Control and Prevention (DCAP) tracks communicable diseases to prevent their spread and keep people safe from disease.

HEALTH WARNING: WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches may contain lead

October 28, 2023: The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated lead levels. There is no safe level of lead in the blood for children, and even low levels can have lifelong health impacts, including damage to the nervous system and learning, hearing and speech problems. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed the product should contact their child’s health care provider about getting a blood test. Read the FDA's alert for more information.

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Washington County Public Health works every day to keep Washington County a healthy place to live, work and play. We do that by:

  • Tracking disease trends
  • Investigating disease outbreaks
  • Preventing the spread of communicable diseases
  • Providing disease prevention services
  • Providing education to health care providers, school personnel, employers and residents

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  • An annual summary of communicable disease data at both the state and local levels can be found on the Oregon Health Authority's website. These annual summaries show counts of disease over time by many factors, such as gender, race, ethnicity and geography.
  • Mandatory reporting information for physicians, health care providers and laboratory workers
  • The Environmental Health program inspects restaurants, private water systems, swimming pools and septic systems to prevent communicable diseases from these sources.
  • Animal Bites: Please call 503-846-3594 to report an animal bite.

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