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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.
CD Health Alert: Increase in Mumps Cases in Orange CountyNovember 8, 2019 Since the beginning of 2019, 20 cases of mumps have been identified in Orange County residents. Three cases had onset in October. Median age of cases was 25 years (range 10 to 68 years), 60% were male. 16 (80%) out of 20 cases self-reported mumps virus immunization. 11 (55%) out of 20 cases had no history of international travel or contact with a known case, indicating local spread of mumps virus. More...
CD Health Alert: Potential Public Exposures to Measles CaseOctober 23, 2019 The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has confirmed that a Los Angeles resident vistited Disneyland Park while infectious with measles on Wednesday, October 16th. The Orange County Health Care Agency and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health are conducting a coordinated investigation to identify any potential exposures and cases. More...
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