Public Health 

Our Mission is to preserve, protect and promote the health
of all people in Lane County

We envision a future in which all members of the community value and promote healthy attitudes and behaviors.

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June 5, 2015

Springfield: Tests Negative for Neisseria Meningitidis

Earlier today, tests indicated that a case associated with Springfield Public Schools does not have Neisseria meningitidis. This “rule out” is part of the standard practice of Lane County Public Health and is a regular function of the County working with patients and medical providers to keep the community safe from communicable diseases.
At this time, Lane County Public Health is not concerned about elevated risk for students in the Springfield School District. Our team’s concern, first and foremost, is the health and safety of our community.

May 29, 2015

Meningococcal Update

Oregon Public Health Officials have confirmed a seventh case of meningococcal disease linked to a University of Oregon outbreak that began in mid-January. A 52-year-old man who visited his daughter on the UO campus developed the disease. The University worked quickly to provide prophylaxis to his close contacts. Six previous cases were UO undergraduate students. One case resulted in the death of a student from Meningococcemia on February 17. University of Oregon, Lane County, and Oregon Health Authority are working together to prevent further infections.

People who had
close contact with a person diagnosed with type B meningococcal disease related to this outbreak should contact Lane County Health Department at (541) 682-4041. A nurse will help decide if antibiotics are needed to prevent illness. 

April 29, 2015

University of Oregon Students It's Time for Round Two

 Need Bexsero 2nd dose? (the 2 dose series of meningococcal vaccine for Meningitis B)

  •  The 2nd dose should be received at least 30 days after the 1st. Bexsero is available at many local pharmacies. Call the pharmacy and your insurance company before you go to ensure availability and coverage.  Pharmacies carrying Bexsero in Eugene/Springfield are listed here.
  • Call the UO Health Center at 541-346-2770 to make an appointment to receive the vaccination there.  

If you need the 2nd dose of Trumenba (the 3 dose series), see the UO Health Center website at for information.

Meningococcus bacteria spread by coughing, sneezing, or close personal contact such as sharing drinks or kissing. You can be a carrier and spread the bacteria without becoming ill. There have been six cases of type B meningococcal disease at the UO since mid-January 2015. One student died. The University of Oregon, Lane County Public Health, and Oregon Health Authority are working to prevent further infections. 

For more information and frequently asked questions:

  --  Meningococcal FAQ
  --  Meningococcal Type B Vaccine FAQ









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