The Dubois County Health Department is committed to maintaining plans and resources for public health preparedness efforts. Possible public health threats include:
- Acts of Nature (Major Floods, Tornados / Earthquakes) – water supplies and septic systems may be compromised; responders and victims may need tetanus immunizations.
- Disease Outbreaks – various diseases might threaten the health of local citizens: Pandemic Influenza, seasonal influenza, Hepatitis A, fecal-oral diseases, etc.
- Accidents – chemical spills, airplane crashes, train accidents are a few of the types of accidents that might pose serious public health consequences.
- Terrorist Acts – chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices could be used by terrorists or criminals to threaten the public health.