Statistics

Disease Group

Disease 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Food borne
Giardiasis 53 43 53 69  110
Norovirus 8 4 12 12  20
Salmonella 27 30 31 23  20
Shigellosis 5 1 7 20
 54
Meningitis Meningitis - Aseptic 28 35 38 26  12
Meningitis - Bacterial Other 3 1 9 5  0
Meningococcal Disease 1
0 0 0  1
Strep Pneumoniae, Inv 14 17 14 18  21
Vector borne Lyme Disease 3 5 1 2  7
West Nile Virus 6 0 0 0  0
Viral Hepatitis Hepatitis A 3 1 2 4  3
Hepatitis B, Chronic 69
52 43 44  55
Hepatitis C, Chronic 160 163 143 122  255
Vaccine Preventable Diseases Chickenpox (Varicella) 31 16 38 32  33
Hib. Influenzae Inv 0 6 0 3  5
Measles 0 0 0 0  0
Mumps 0 1 2 0  0
Pertussis 6 10
39 11  9
Rubella 0 0 0 0  0
Influenza 47 117 101 195  187
Influenza Like Illness (ILI) *Flu Like Disease (Aggregate count) 3,632 2,791 2,921 4,689  8,608

*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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