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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, you can also email us at epi@ochca.com.


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OC Health Care Agency Wants Everyone to Get a Flu ShotWith flu season now upon us, the OC Health Care Agency is already anticipating the potentially devastating effects of a double whammy of influenza and COVID-19 cases hitting in the fall and winter months and urges everyone to get a flu shot.
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‘Aging As Art’ Exhibit on Display at John Wayne AirportPhotographic artwork depicting the diversity, dignity, and realities of the aging experience, as seen through the eyes of professional and amateur photographers, is on display at John Wayne Airport through March 2021. Selected winning entries from the juried exhibit by the Council on Aging can be viewed in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery located post-security.
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Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley Releases Message to Voters Regarding COVID-19 and Ballot SecurityNeal Kelley, Orange County, CA Registrar of Voters, has released an important message for all Orange County voters.
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OC Public Libraries Launches Back-to-School Events to Support Distance LearningWith school looking different this year, OC Public Libraries' literacy program, OC READ / Families for Literacy (OC READ), will be launching a series of Back-to-School events to support distance learning.
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County of Orange to Host Virtual Listening Session Following an Increase in Hate Activity in Wake of COVID-19On October 6, 2020, the County of Orange and Orange County (OC) Human Relations Commission are inviting the public to participate in Understanding Our Implicit Biases & Community Experiences, a virtual listening session focused on fear-driven hate.
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