Epidemiology (Disease Control)
Infectious Disease ServicesEpidemiology and Disease Intervention Services
William H. Little Health and Human Services Center
2200 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Fl 34237
Epidemiology and Disease Intervention Services
Epidemiology is the study of the patterns and distribution of health and illness in a population and determination of the factors that influence population health. DOH-Sarasota's Office of Epidemiology and Disease Intervention Services represents the department's coordinated effort to control communicable disease, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Develop and maintain public health surveillance systems
- Investigate and respond to reports of communicable diseases and conditions
- Investigate cases and outbreak situations in the field
- Analyze and distribute public health data
- Participate in emergency preparedness and response activities
- Conduct influenza surveillance and education
- Conduct community outreach health education activities
Reportable Diseases and Conditions
The goal of the communicable disease team is to receive, investigate, rapidly respond to, and rapidly report to Florida Department of Health all cases of reportable illnesses/conditions to protect the health of our citizens. We encourage the awareness of our community partners in the identification and reporting of the selected diseases and conditions.
Reporting Cases of Communicable Diseases
To report any of the conditions in the "List of Reportable Diseases/Conditions" documents below, including tuberculosis, please contact us.
- Communicable Disease Report Form [48KB pdf - updated 03/16/2016]
- List of reportable diseases/conditions - Practitioners Category [2.29MB PDF]
- List of reportable diseases/conditions - Laboratories [2.36MB PDF]
- Florida statutes chapter 381 - Disease Reporting
- Chapter 64D-3 Florida Administrative Code [247KB PDF]
- Florida Department of Health, Disease Reporting and Management
- Florida CHARTS - Health statistics and community health data
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention