400 W. Airport Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
The Seminole County Health Department Epidemiology Program monitors reportable diseases other than tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Program staff members also investigate disease outbreaks in order to identify their source, intervene to protect others who may be at risk, and identify ways to prevent additional cases.
Epidemiology staff provide disease control education and consultation for the public, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, schools, daycares, nursing homes, animal services, and other institutions in the community.
Recent issues of the Epidemiology Program monthly newsletter "Epi-Gazette" can be accessed from the Epidemiology Publications page. Annual summaries of reportable disease activity in Seminole County (excluding tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS) for each of the years from 2008 through 2011 are available on that page as well.
Current and historical information on reportable disease counts, both statewide and for each individual Florida county, can be obtained at: http://www.floridacharts.com
Reporting Information for Physicians, Laboratories and Hospitals
- Reportable Diseases and Conditions (pdf)
- Report of Communicable Disease Form (pdf) for diseases other than HIV/AIDS, STD, or TB.
- Illnesses due to food can be reported online 24/7 at reportfoodpoisoningflorida.com.
- For reporting unsafe or unsanitary conditions, please visit http://www.reportfoodpoisoningflorida.com/HowtoReportaProblemwithFoodinFlorida.htm
- For a list of recent food recalls, please visit http://www.foodsafety.gov/recalls/recent/index.html
- A comprehensive guide to rabies prevention and control in Florida, including recommendations for responding to both human and animal exposures to a suspected rabid animal, is available at http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/rabies/Documents/RabiesGuide2011Binder.pdf
- For recent and historic surveillance information on animal rabies cases in Florida, please visit http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/rabies/rabies-charts.htm
- For information on the Seminole County Animal Services Division, please visit http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/dps/ansrvs/index.aspx
- Additional information on rabies in Florida can be found at http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/rabies/rabies-index.html
Mosquito and Tickborne Diseases
- Mosquito-borne disease surveillance information in Florida is updated weekly, and can be found at http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/arboviral/surveillance.htm.
- For information on the Seminole County Mosquito Control Program, please visit http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/pw/mosquito/index.aspx
- For information on ticks and tickborne diseases in Florida, please visit http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/arboviral/Tick_Borne_Diseases/Tick_Index.htm
The Seminole County Health Department participates in weekly influenza-like illness surveillance during flu season. For recent surveillance information, including current influenza activity levels in Seminole County, please visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/epi/swineflu/Reports/reports.htm
The Seminole County Health Department Hepatitis Program provides free viral hepatitis testing and vaccination to people who may be at risk for the disease. The program also hosts a monthly support group. For more information, visit the Hepatitis Program Web page.