As the Public Health Department, it is our goal to protect the health of the community through prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate management and control of communicable diseases and conditions. This is achieved through surveillance, disease investigation, patient education, community awareness and acting as a resource to local physicians, nurses and medical personnel.
Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The Butte County Public Health Department provides monitoring and follow-up for certain communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, food-borne diseases, hepatitis A, B, and C, meningitis, tuberculosis, and more.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual. As the Public Health Department, it is our goal to protect the health of the community through prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate management and control of STIs.
In an effort to keep healthcare providers and partners informed of infectious disease outbreaks, emerging infectious diseases, immunization updates and other conditions of public health concern; the Butte County Public Health Department issues Health Alerts, Advisories, Updates and Information.
Visit the Health Alerts page for more information and to sign up to receive notices by email.
Report a Disease / Outbreak
The health department works strategically to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks. Healthcare providers and laboratories are required by California State law to report specific communicable diseases to the local public health department to aid in the monitoring of disease trends and outbreaks.