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

CD Health Alert: First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Orange County: Update for ProvidersJanuary 26, 2020
The first confirmed case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Orange County was identified yesterday. A second case was also confirmed yesterday in Los Angeles County. Both occurred in non-resident travelers from Wuhan who acquired infection there and appear to be unrelated.

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CDPH Press Release: Two Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in CaliforniaJanuary 26, 2020
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been informed that one individual in Los Angeles County and one individual in Orange County have tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019). This information is confirmed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), and the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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OC Health Care Agency Confirms First Case of Novel Coronavirus in Orange County, CaliforniaJanuary 25, 2020
The OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Communicable Disease Control Division received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this evening that an Orange County, California case has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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CD Health Alert: 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Update for Orange CountyJanuary 23, 2020
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by 2019 Novel Coronavirus has been identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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Eye on Influenza 2019-2020 Vol 16 Issue 3January 16, 2020
Influenza Activity Remains Elevated in Orange County, Driven by Influenza B.

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