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Communicable Disease Control

The Communicable Disease Control 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

Landscape Paintings of Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano on Display at John Wayne AirportInspired by its rich heritage, natural scenery, and stunning architecture, the late landscape artist Sigrid "Jan" Mecklenburg was drawn to paint the “Jewel of the California Missions,” also known as the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Her artwork is on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from November 14 – December 17, 2019.
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John Wayne Airport Posts September 2019 StatisticsAirline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in September 2019 as compared with September 2018. In September 2019, the Airport served 859,174 passengers, an increase of 0.3% when compared with the September 2018 passenger traffic count of 856,688.
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County Opens Seasonal Armory Emergency Shelter in Santa AnaThe County of Orange, in partnership with Mercy House Inc. and the California National Guard, will open the seasonal Armory Emergency Shelter (armory) in Santa Ana this evening. This armory will provide up to 200 beds for individuals experiencing homelessness.
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OC Health Care Agency Releases Report on Suicide Deaths in Orange Countyhe OC Health Care Agency (HCA) today released the "2014 – 2018 Suicide Deaths in Orange County, California" report, available online at www.ochealthinfo.com/suicidereport, which analyzes data sourced from the State of California's Department of Public Health Death Statistical Master File and Vital Records Business Intelligence System.
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County of Orange Prevails in Legal Challenge of Needle Exchange ProgramToday the County of Orange has prevailed in its lawsuit against the Orange County Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP) and is now entitled to Judgment against the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on the County's claim under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
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