Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

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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. The health department works strategically to prevent and respond to disease trends and outbreaks We strive to provide timely and accurate information to the community and healthcare providers on emerging conditions.

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West Nile Virus Information Page

Learn about West Nile Virus, how to prevent mosquitoes and mosquito bites, what to do if you find a dead bird and how the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District works to survey and monitor mosquitoes throughout the county.

Zika Virus: Risk of Transmission Low for Butte County

Zika virus information in Spanish: El virus del Zika

What we know:

Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are very aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night.  So far in California, Zika virus infections have been documented only in people who were infected while traveling to areas with ongoing Zika transmission, through sexual contact with an infected traveler, or through maternal-fetal transmission during pregnancy. The mosquitos that can carry Zika are found in some areas of the US, but have not been detected in Butte County or neighboring counties. People traveling to parts of the world with active Zika transmission need to take extra precautions to prevent mosquito bites

Zika and Pregnancy:

The Zika virus is most dangerous for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant. Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant women to her baby and infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly. Pregnant women who think they may have been exposed to Zika virus either during travel or through a sex partner should contact their physician for evaluation. Women who have symptoms and are not pregnant, should wait eight weeks after symptoms are gone to attempt becoming pregnant. The CDC recommends women who are pregnant should not travel to areas with Zika.


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Butte County Communicable Disease
Phone: 530.538.2840
Fax: 530.538.5387

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Butte County Communicable Disease
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

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