2009 Reportable Infectious Diseases report for Cuyahoga County
Trends in common infectious diseases that must be reported to public health officials are described in this report.
Salmonella, Shigella and influenza are among the communicable diseases reported to public health. A new report describes case counts, rates and trends in these and fourteeen other diseases in the 2009 Annual Communicable Disease Report available at this link.
The report is a collaborative effort of the Cuyahoga County Public Health Collaborative (CCPHC), reflecting a partnership between the three public health agencies in Cuyahoga County: Cleveland Department of Public Health, Shaker Heights Health Department, Cuyahoga County Board of Health. A detailed description of the report is available here at this link.
Diseases reported to public health
The report highlights many of the more controversial and common communicable diseases that must be reported to public health officials. The Appendix (last page) of the report lists all of the diseases that are to be reported as required by the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus.
Charts, graphs and maps provided
The report provides readers with useful background information on the disease, case counts and rates across years, charts and maps of cases across municipalities. Five-year mean and median levels of each disease can be used to compare current (2009) levels and future years. Additional charts displaying trends by select demographics (e.g., age, gender, and month of year) were provided.
The list of reportable communicable diseases described in this report are:
- E. coli 0157:H7,
- Hepatitis A,
- Hepatitis B - acute and Hepatitis B - chronic,
- Hepatitis C - acute and Hepatitis C - chronic,
- Legionnaires’ disease,
- Meningococcal disease,
- Streptococcus pneumoniae (resistant and non-resistant)
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