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Epidemiology

Florida Department of Health in Nassau County Disease Control Newsletter EPIGRAM

 

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Welcome to the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County, Epidemiology Program.

Our primary responsibility is to monitor communicable diseases listed in Chapter 64D-3 of the Florida Administrative Code and investigate outbreaks. Chapter 381 - Report of diseases of public health significance to the Health Department. Our office consists of a group of highly qualified health personnel who are trained to conduct investigations and surveillance of communicable diseases.

Epidemiology Program staff members are engaged in a wide array of activities, including:

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) also has a web site www.floridahealth.gov where you can find more health information, statistics, and a list of county health departments. During a health emergency, the DOH may issue a local, regional, or statewide health advisory. Health advisories can be found on the DOH web site.

After cases are reported to the State Health Office, they are forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visit the (CDC) web site Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

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Reporting Information for Physicians, Laboratories and Hospitals

If you need to report a disease but are not sure if it is a reportable disease or condition, see the list of Reportable Disease/Conditions in Florida.

The Physician/Hospital Report of Communicable Diseases is the form used to report communicable diseases. Please complete the following form and fax or mail it to our office with a copy of the lab report. Practitioner Disease Report form (pdf.)