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Epidemiology & Assessment

The Epidemiology and Assessment unit’s medical directors, public health nurses, and epidemiologists investigate individual cases and outbreaks of reported communicable disease (see List of Reportable Diseases) per the State of California Code of Regulations. We monitor disease trends, and often provide current statistics and other information to doctors, hospitals, the public and news media. For more information or CD reporting 24/7 call 714-834-8180.

For questions or comments, please email epi@ochca.com.

Latest News & Health Advisories

Impressionist Paintings of Vibrant Landscapes and Villagescapes on Display at John Wayne AirportNews ImageDocumenting his travels throughout the US, Tahiti, Europe, and Russia with photography, painter William (Bill) Knauer brings the photos of his experiences to life through acrylic impressionist-like paintings. Knauer's artwork is on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from May 16 – June 18, 2018.
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County Releases FY 2019-20 Recommended BudgetThe County of Orange's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Recommended Budget has been released for review by the Board of Supervisors and the public. It is available online at http://www.ocgov.com/gov/ceo/deputy/finance/budget .
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May Proclaimed Foster Care Month in Orange CountyAt yesterday's Board meeting, the Orange County Board of Supervisors declared May as Foster Care Month and highlighted the significant need for the community to get involved in order to provide loving homes for foster youth. Members of the Board presented a resolution to leaders of the County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) for the Agency’s efforts to recruit qualified foster families, also known as resource families. The Board also honored local resource parents Melissa and Andrew Ferguson at the meeting.
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Irvine Company – Top Orange County Taxpayer Again!For the seventh year in a row, the Irvine Company tops the charts as the No. 1 Taxpayer in the County. In addition, Charter Communications (Time Warner) is the top unsecured property taxpayer for fiscal year 2018-19. The top 20 taxpayers represent 5.40 percent and 5.99 percent of the total billed property taxes, for a total of $334,396,771, with the total property taxes billed up 3 percent from last year. More than $7 billion in property tax bills were issued this fiscal year.
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Potential Public Exposures to Measles CasesThe OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has confirmed the second case of measles in 2019, an infant under the age of 1 who is too young to have been vaccinated and is currently hospitalized. This case has no history of international travel. The infant was seen at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) emergency department while infectious.
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