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Epidemiology & Community Health

Epidemiology staff collaborates with all Community Health Division programs as well as other Divisions of Public Health Department, including; Environmental Health, Public Health Laboratory Services, and Public Health Nursing for communicable disease related:

  • Investigations
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Control measures

The Epidemiology Staff also responds to inquiries from the public and other agencies regarding communicable disease issues and Epidemiology

  • FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Information on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Statistics is where you can find information regarding disease statistics. All data is provisional. Official data will be reflected in the Annual Reports.

    Confidential Morbidity Reporting Forms(CMR's)

    Please Note: Previously one form was used to report all diseases/conditions. We now are implementing 3 forms. Please choose and complete the appropriate form and Fax. (please do not email.) If you have any questions, please call 559-600-3324.

    Under Title 17, California Code of Regulation, Section 2500 (Division 1, Chapter 4, Article 1), all health care providers knowing of or in attendance on a case or suspected case of any communicable disease or condition must report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides.

    Also, see Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 2505 for laboratory reportable diseases.

    Educational Resources

  • Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • SARS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mosquito-Borne Illnesses