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

Portraits and Still Life Paintings on Display at John Wayne AirportInspired by the drawings of renowned artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Daumier and Van Gogh, Dennis Carrie’s paintings use many layers of paint to render his subjects with the greatest possible honesty and are the result of careful observation and thought.
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County of Orange Reports First Influenza-Related Death of SeasonThe County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) has confirmed Orange County's first influenza-related death in a person under 65 years of age this season.
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February CalFresh Benefits to be Issued EarlyThe County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) is forwarding yesterday's announcement by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) that CalFresh nutrition assistance benefits for the month of February will be issued early.
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Office of Care Coordination Newsletter - January 2019The Office of Care Coordination recently published the January 2019 newsletter regarding the County's continued efforts to address homelessness. In this newsletter, you can learn about the 2019 Point In Time count, the Commission to End Homelessness, the Chrysalis Center Orange County grand opening, the Placentia Veteran's Village groundbreaking and more.
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Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich Outlines Plans for Third TermIn her vision for the next four years, newly sworn-in Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich promises to continue on her path of making common sense changes and to challenge her staff to assist in identifying areas to streamline her office's operations and to use technology to assist them.
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