Communicable Disease Data

Disease Group

Disease 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017
Food borne
Giardiasis 43 53 69  110  33
Norovirus 4 12 12  20  3
Salmonella 30 31 23  20  24
Shigellosis 1 7 20
 54  16
Meningitis Meningitis - Aseptic 35 38 26  12  31
Meningitis - Bacterial Other 1 9 5  0  4
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0  1  0
Strep Pneumoniae, Inv 17 14 18  21  27
Vector borne Lyme Disease 5 1 2  7  14
West Nile Virus 0 0 0  0  1
Viral Hepatitis Hepatitis A 1 2 4  3  12
Hepatitis B, Chronic 52 43 44  55  120
Hepatitis C, Chronic 163 143 122  255  352
Vaccine Preventable Diseases Chickenpox (Varicella) 16 38 32  33  30
Hib. Influenzae Inv 6 0 3  5  7
Measles 0 0 0  0  0
Mumps 1 2 0  0  0
Pertussis 10
39 11  9  37
Rubella 0 0 0  0  0
Influenza 117 101 195  187  762
Influenza Like Illness (ILI) *Flu Like Disease (Aggregate count) 2,791 2,921 4,689  8,608  11,203

*Numbers subject to change as case reports are updated.

Communicable Disease Report

Public health surveillance is one of the most effective and efficient ways of monitoring population health on daily basis. The main purpose of the communicable disease surveillance is to identify potential threats to public health due to communicable disease and to provide guidance to prevention and control programs. Most people do not recognize the critical role public health surveillance plays in their daily lives. The reason is that potential threats to people’s are either being eliminated or eradicated before they start appearing in large populations. At the local level, surveillance of communicable disease serves various functions including monitoring trends of infectious diseases, assessment of communicable disease risks, and to provide information which may be used to track the progress of disease prevention and control programs. Communicable disease surveillance plays a major role in local, state and national health security through early detection of outbreaks and effective public health response to prevent dangerous large scale health impact.

Communicable Disease Report 2014
Communicable Disease Report 2015

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