Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the Branch of Public Health that deals with the study of causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

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Epidemiology Information

Distribution refers to the measurement of disease frequency, focusing on who is getting the disease and when and where the disease is occurring.  When the patterns of a disease are understood, associated causal or preventive factors can then be detemined.  Epidemiologists are public health workers with diverse backgrounds and are mainly involved  in assigning methods to eradicate, eliminate, minimize the impact of disease, and disability in the society.

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COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2 that spreads person to person.

Clinical Services

We offer a wide range of clinical services to our patients which include Immunizations, Blood Pressure Screening, and more.

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Environmental Health

Our environmental Health Program provides a wide array of services designed to protect the health of our residents and those that visit our county.  Our sanitarians work closely with the Office of Environmental Health Services of the WV Bureau for Public Health.

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General Health

In addition to clinical services, our nursing staff at the Wayne County Health Department promote community health in many other ways including School Health Events and Health Fairs.

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Epidemiology

In addition to clinical services, our nursing staff at the Wayne County Health Department promote community health in many other ways including School Health Events and Health Fairs.

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Food Safety & Food Handlers Classes

A person who wishes to serve food to the public is required by law to first obtain a permit from the Wayne County Health Department.  These permits are issued following a review of facility plans/menu and assuring compliance with West Virginia's Food Code.  Routine inspections during the operation of the food service assess the operator's success in assuring  that routine practices are conducted in a safe and sanitary manner.

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Other Services

Our other services like Threat Preparedness and Tobacco Resources are geared to educate you and keep you safe.

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