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  • 1) Investigates reported cases of communicable diseases and advises exposed persons to obtain medical treatment and to prevent further spread of disease: Locates and interviews exposed person, using information obtained from records of state or local public health departments and from individual already under treatment for communicable disease.

  • 2) Advises person to obtain treatment from private physician or public health clinic.

  • 3) May take blood sample to assist in identifying presence of disease in suspected victim.

  • 4) Questions exposed person to obtain information concerning other persons who may have received exposure.

  • 5) Conducts follow-up interviews with patients and suspected carriers.

  • 6) Writes report of activities and findings.

  • 7) Visits physicians, laboratories, and community health facilities to stimulate reporting of cases and to provide information about government-sponsored health programs concerning immunization efforts, VD control, mosquito abatement, and rodent control.




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DOT:   168.167-018

Job Number: 4839