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  Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County

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Epidemiology is the study of disease distribution in populations. It focuses on groups rather than individuals and often takes a historical perspective. The Okeechobee County Health Department is responsible for investigation of reported cases of all communicable disease and/or disease clusters.

Healthcare providers, laboratories and other public health personnel must report the occurrence of notifiable diseases to the local CHD. Without this timely surveillance data, trends cannot be accurately detected or monitored, and unusual disease occurences and outbreaks might be missed, delaying appropriate and effective prevention and control efforts.

Helpful Links:

24/7 Contact Numbers for Reporting Health Emergencies

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Reportable Diseases and Conditions in Florida

Florida Department of Health Diseases and Conditions

Florida Administrative Code 64D-3, Disease Control

Chapter 381, Title XXIX, Public Health General Provisions

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