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Novel influenza A (H7N9) in ChinaOn April 1, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first known human infections with a novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in China. Additional cases are expected. To date, there have been no cases in the United States. For more information, see the Novel Influenza H7N9 webpage.
Novel coronavirus causing severe respiratory illnessIn September 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the discovery of a novel coronavirus causing human infection which resulted in fatal acute lower respiratory illness in a man in Saudi Arabia. Since then, additional cases have occurred in the Arabian Peninsula and neighboring countries, and in the United Kingdom and France, in persons who traveled to the affected areas or who had contact with a person with novel coronavirus infection. There have been no novel coronavirus infections reported in the United States. See the Novel Coronavirus webpage for more information.
The Disease Control & Epidemiology Division is responsible for monitoring the incidence of reportable communicable diseases in the community; preventing communicable diseases and promoting disease prevention; and assuring access to treatment of communicable diseases such as STDs, HIV and AIDS, and tuberculosis. The division also provides health assessments for newly arriving refugees, asylees, parolees, and human trafficking victims. In addition, the division has responsibility for registering Orange County births and deaths and issuing associated certificates and permits.
1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana Provides diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, anonymous and confidential testing for HIV, and primary medical care and early intervention services for HIV-infected clients.
1200 N. Main Street, Suite #100-A, Santa Ana Registers all births and deaths that occur in Orange County. Issues applications for burial permits. Provides for sale to the public certified copies of Orange County birth and death certificates.
1719 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana Investigates individual cases and outbreaks of reportable communicable diseases in order to prevent their spread. Monitors and analyzes trends in reportable communicable diseases and provides information to doctors, hospitals, the public and news media.
1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana Administers funds for the provision of HIV prevention, care, and support services throughout Orange County. Provides support to the Board of Supervisor-appointed Orange County HIV Planning Council, which is responsible for determining the service priorities and funding allocations for HIV care services.
1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana and 14120 Beach Boulevard, Westminster Provides diagnosis, treatment and case management for Orange County residents with tuberculosis (TB) disease. Provides TB screening services (TB testing, chest X-rays, symptom check, and physician evaluation, when appropriate) and treatment for latent TB infection for Orange County residents who are at highest risk for progression from TB infection to active TB disease. TB screening services are not offered to individuals needing work or school clearances, including but not limited to: students, teachers, school volunteers, certified employees (e.g., janitors), health care workers, childcare workers, and foster parents.