Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Epidemiology Facts

All Epidemiology Program staff within the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County are also members of a larger regional Epidemiology Strike Team comprised of over 50 individuals from nine local county health departments within east central Florida and who are available for responding to public health emergencies within Florida.

Sanford Location
400 W. Airport Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: 407-665.3266
Fax: 407-665.3214

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County Epidemiology Program monitors reportable diseases other than tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Program staff members also investigate disease outbreaks in order to identify their source, intervene to protect others who may be at risk, and identify ways to prevent additional cases.

Epidemiology staff provide disease control education and consultation for the public, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, schools, daycares, nursing homes, animal services and other institutions in the community.

Recent issues of the Epidemiology Program monthly newsletter "Epi-Gazette" can be accessed from the Epidemiology Publications page. Annual summaries of reportable disease activity in Seminole County (excluding tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS) for each of the years from 2008 through 2011 are available on that page as well.

Current and historical information on reportable disease counts, both statewide and for each individual Florida county, can be obtained from Florida Charts

Reporting Information for Physicians, Laboratories and Hospitals

To report a reportable disease or outbreak during business hours please use the Report of Communicable Disease Form for diseases other than HIV/AIDS, STD, or TB, or contact the Epidemiology Department at 407-665-3266. To report an urgent reportable disease or outbreak after hours, please contact 407-665-3266 and follow the instructions to reach the Epidemiologist on-call 24/7.

Foodborne Illnesses

Rabies Prevention

Mosquito and Tickborne Diseases

Influenza

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County participates in weekly influenza-like illness surveillance during flu season. Florida Weekly Influenza Surveillance information, including current influenza activity levels in Seminole County

Viral Hepatitis

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County Hepatitis Program provides free viral hepatitis testing and vaccination to people who may be at risk for the disease. The program also hosts a monthly support group. For more information, visit our Hepatitis Program web page

 

This page was last modified: 08/7/14