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Control and mitigate the spread of disease in Iowa

How are we doing?

 IDPH Disease Control scorecard

What does IDPH do to control and mitigate the spread of disease in Iowa?

What can I do?

There are a few simple things Iowans can do to avoid getting sick with infectious disease:

  • The first line of defense is to wash your hands and cover your cough.
  • >Vaccinate you and your family.
  • Educate yourself on how to prevent mosquito and tick bites.
  • Get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV), hepatitis C.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially when visiting other countries where TB is common.