New Local Disease Surveillance Reports Made Available to Public
Local health departments are releasing quarterly summaries of selected communicable (infectious) disease surveillance. Class A type diseases are reported for Cuyahoga County, Cleveland and Shaker Heights.
A joint project of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Shaker Heights Health Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health has developed a Quarterly Disease Summary for Class A diseases.
Class A diseases are those diseases of major public health concern. The list of these diseases are determined by the Ohio Department of Health and can be viewed at this link.
Class A diseases include foodborne botulism, hepatitis, E.coli O157:H7, Lyme disease, mumps and pertussis, some of which are preventable through immunization. A full list can be seen at the end of this article.
Quarterly Reports listed below are available at this link.
- Quarter 1, 2008 (January - March)
- Quarter 2, 2008 (April - June)
Monthly reports for Cleveland only are also available at the link above.
Data reflect incidence, or new cases reported, for Cuyahoga County residents only, but include diseases acquired by Ohio residents while traveling outside of Cuyahoga County. Data is shown by date reported to local health agencies.
Data are abstracted from the Ohio Disease Reporting System of the Ohio Department of Health. Since some reportable conditions may be under investigation at the time of summary development, the health departments warn that all data in this report are provisional and are subject to change.
The list of Class A diseases reported in the monthly and quarterly reports are:
Arboviral neuroinvasive and non-neuroinvasive disease (includes West Nile Virus)
Aseptic (viral) Meningitis
Botulism, foodborne and Botulism, infant
Creutfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Cryptosporidiosis
E. Coli O157:H7 and other enterohemorrhagic
Encephalitis, other viral
Haemophilus influenzae (H. flu), invasive
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
Hepatitis B, acute,
Hepatitis B, chronic
Hepatitis C, acute
Hepatitis C, chronic
Meningitis, bacterial (non-Neiseria)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)
Streptococcal Disease, Group A, invasive
Streptococcal disease, Group B, newborn
Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
Streptococcus pnuemoniae, invasive, non-resistant or unknown resistance
Streptococcus pnuemoniae, invasive, resistant or imtermediate resistance
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Vibriosis, other (not cholera)
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