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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

OC Public Libraries Brings Back Popular “Fine Free Library Days,” Waiving All Fines for Overdue and Lost Materials Upon ReturnOC Public Libraries is getting library card holders excited by offering a fine forgiveness program, "Fine Free Library Days," from February 14-29, 2020. To celebrate the Leap Year, library users with outstanding library fines are invited to “Take a Leap Back to the Library.” Items with overdue fines or marked "lost" can be returned to any of the library system's 32 branches, and related fines and fees will be waived.
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Orange County, CA Elections Updates Election Observer Guidelines for Vote CentersEach election in Orange County, the Orange County Registrar of Voters invites members of the public to observe the election process. Election observers are permitted to observe Vote Centers operations, including opening and closing procedures, view all activities at the central counting site, view mail ballot and provisional ballot processing, and much more.
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Dame Zandra Rhodes Brings Art and Fashion To John Wayne Airport(SANTA ANA, CA) – Known as a pioneer of the British and international fashion scenes since the late 60s, Dame Zandra Rhodes brings her theatrical sense of style and design to John Wayne Airport in a new 'The Art of Opera' display showcasing her vibrant and textile-inspired set and costume designs for two operas, AÏDA, and The Pearl Fishers. Ticketed passengers can view the exhibit through June 2020.
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County of Orange Premieres Opioid Misuse Prevention Campaign(Santa Ana, CA) – If you get prescribed opioids, you may end up wishing you hadn't. Opioid misuse and addiction can affect anyone; fortunately, there are other ways to help manage pain. That's the message behind a new County of Orange campaign that launches this week.
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County of Orange Social Services Agency Staff Honored with CDSS Human Trafficking Awareness Month AwardsThe County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) is pleased to announce the recognition of employees Juan Reynoso and Nicole Strattman by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for their efforts in combating human trafficking among children, youth and families. The month of January commemorates Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
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