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Guidelines for Prescription Drug Disposal

Communicable Disease Reporting Reqts


To expedite the reporting of certain diseases or outbreaks of disease so that appropriate action can be taken to protect the public health.

Reporting Requirements external link

School Exclusion List

A School Exclusion List indicates for which illnesses a child must be excluded from, or kept out of, school. If you think that your child has an illness that can be spread to others, please keep him or her home from school. Contact your health care provider for further assistance.

School Exclusion List Brochure

School Exclusion List


Rabies Information →

Wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes, and coyotes are much more likely to carry Rabies, however, dogs, cats, cattle (cows), or any warm-blooded animal can carry Rabies and pass it to humans.

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs →
are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs and their relatives have evolved as nest parasites. Certain kinds inhabit bird nests and bat roosts and await the return of their hosts; others have adapted well to living in the "nests" (homes) of people.


Exhaustive information on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). →

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a major concern for public health officials and health care providers.



The basics on influenza information →

Emergency Preparedness

Find out what we are doing to prepare →

What you can do to prepare →

A Public Health Guide to Emergency Planning external link

Guia de Salud Publica Para la Planificacion Contra Emergencias external link. The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC's primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Burn Wise

It is essential that people use clean well-seasoned wood and good fire building practices to reduce smoke inside and outside of the home. "Burn Wise" with Help from the US Environmental Protection Agency →

General Health

Adult Immunizations external link
Travel tips for going overseas external link
Mental Health external link

Men's Health

Child Health

Outdoor Wood Boilers

An outdoor wood boiler is a wood-fired water heater that is located outside. The fires in the large fire boxes heat water that is circulated through underground pipes into a building or home. The energy may be used to heat homes, domestic hot water, greenhouses, swimming pools, and more. The units produce dense smoke because they have short stacks that disperse smoke poorly. Since, these units are intended for use year around, they are constantly emitting smoke. Outdoor Wood Boilers →

Media We Like

The Virginia State Health Department produced this video on sneezing etiquette. Posted here with their permission.





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