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Epidemiology

Florida Department of Health in Nassau County Disease Control Division

Epidemiology After Hours On Call. If there is an Epidemiology situation after hours (i.e. rabies, meningitis, measles, foodborne outbreak) Monday-Friday 5 pm - 8 am, Weekends and Holidays 904-813-6801. During normal business hours 904-875-6100, Option 6

Epigram Newsletters 

Epigram newsletters are monthly publications created by the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County Disease Control Division Staff.  The epigram newsletter is provided to all healthcare providers in Nassau County and contains information on notifiable conditions and related health issues currently impacting Nassau County and monthly communicable disease statistics.

Program Information 

Our primary responsibility is to monitor communicable diseases listed in Chapter 64D-3 of the Florida Administrative Code and investigate outbreaks. Chapter 381 - Report of diseases of public health significance to the Health Department. Our office consists of a group of highly qualified health personnel who are trained to conduct investigations and surveillance of communicable diseases.

Epidemiology Program staff members are engaged in a wide array of activities, including:

  • Surveillance and reporting of communicable diseases and conditions.

  • Field investigation of case and outbreak situations.

  • Analysis and distribution of public health data via publications, presentations and reports.

  • Hepatitis A, B, and C counseling and education

  • Lead poisoning prevention services, such as screening, surveillance and case management.

  • Perinatal Hepatitis B screening, surveillance and case management.

  • Community Outreach Health Education Activities.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) also has a website where you can find more health information, statistics, and a list of county health departments. During a health emergency, the DOH may issue a local, regional, or statewide health advisory. Health advisories can be found on the DOH web site.

After cases are reported to the State Health Office, they are forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visit the (CDC) website Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Annual Florida Morbidity Statistics Report http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/disease-reporting-and-surveillance/data-and-publications/fl-amsr1.html

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Reporting Information for Physicians and Laboratories 

If you need to report a disease but are not sure if it is a reportable disease or condition, see the list of Reportable Disease/Conditions in Florida.

The Physician/Hospital Report of Communicable Diseases is the form used to report communicable diseases. Please complete the form and fax or mail it to our office with a copy of the lab report. 

For more information see the department's Disease Reporting Information for Health Care Providers and Laboratories website.