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

Orange County Animal Care Receives $100K “Kitten Grant” from Best Friends Animal SocietyKittens. They're cute, they’re cuddly, and when they’re under 8 weeks old, kittens are the highest risk population at shelters in Southern California and across the country.
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OC Animal Care Seeks Public Help for Severely Injured PugOC Animal Care is asking the community for donations to aid an injured dog in its care. On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Orange County Animal Control officers recovered an approximately 18-month-old female Pug in the city of Fullerton.
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Orange County Releases 2017 Hate Crimes ReportOn September 25, 2018, the public is invited to participate in the release of the County of Orange 2017 Hate Crimes Report. The report will also be available online upon release at www.occommunityservices.org/oc_human_relations_commission.
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Digital Drawings Connect and Delight at John Wayne AirportBruce Barton’s exhibit at John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space from September 13 – October 15, 2018, will elicit second looks, occasional giggles and perhaps pauses of reflection from guests that have the opportunity to interpret Barton’s artistic commentary of nature/culture dialectics.
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Bat Found at University Community Park in Irvine Tests Positive for RabiesA bat found at University Community Park located at 1 Beech Tree Lane in Irvine, California on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at approximately 12 p.m. has tested positive for rabies.
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