Food or Water Borne Disease

A foodborne outbreak is defined as the occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illness resulting from the ingestion of a common food. A single case of suspected botulism or chemical poisoning is also considered as an outbreak of foodborne illness. When we receive a report(s) of a foodborne illness we conduct an investigation primarily to:

  • Identify the agent causing the illness
  • Identify cases that are part of the outbreak
  • Determine the cause or error(s) that occurred in the handling of the implicated foods
  • Prevent further transmission of the agent from current cases, their contacts, or from the original source
  • Prevent future occurrences based on learning experiences from the investigation

Please report any suspected food borne illness to the Pondera County Public Health Department or contact the state as soon as possible.

Location                                                      311 South Virginia
Suite 1
Conrad, MT 59425

County Sanitarian
Corrine A. Rose, R.S.
(406) 271-3247
(406) 750-8407 cell
(406) 271-3248 fax
crose@3rivers.net

Hours of Operation:       

Teton County                                              Monday-Tuesday                                        7:30-5:30

Pondera County                                          Wednesday-Thursday                                7:30-5:30

Teton County
(406) 466-2150
(406) 466-2138 fax
crose@3rivers.net

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