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Epidemiology

Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Department conducts disease surveillance and investigates suspected occurrences of infectious diseases and conditions that are reported from physician's offices, hospitals, laboratories and other medical providers and community partners.

Surveillance is primarily conducted through passive reporting from the medical community as required by Chapter 381.0031 (1, 2), Florida Statutes.

Data is collected and examined to determine the existence of trends. We conduct syndromic and influenza-like surveillance activities.

Syndromic surveillance was added to the disease reporting process as an active method of determining activities in the community that could be early indicators of outbreaks and bio- terrorism.

Our staff ensures that action is taken to prevent infectious disease outbreaks from occurring in Gadsden County communities. Along with many public and private health groups, we work for the prevention of chronic and long-term diseases in Florida.

Medical providers need to report a disease outbreak afterhours, please call (850) 519-4569.

Reportable Diseases/Conditions in Florida

Resources

Antibiotic Resistant Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health

Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)

Food Borne Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health

Lead Poisoning

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

National Safety Council

Mosquito Borne Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health

Bureau of Epidemiology Arbovirus Surveillance

Perinatal Hepatitis B

American Liver Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Foundation International

National Hepatitis C Advocacy Council

Help for Hepatitis

Rabies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health

Reporting

Florida Department of Health

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health

Immunization Action Coalition

Water Borne Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Health