• Introduction:

    One of the primary functions of a local health department is to help stop the spread of disease in a community. The Communicable Disease Reports are created by Public Health’s epidemiology program and are designed-to provide current and historical information about disease in our community. These reports are used by Public Health programs, healthcare providers, local governments, and community partners to help inform their decision making process when it comes to improving health outcomes.

Communicable Disease Reports

One of the primary functions of a local health department is to help stop the spread of disease in a community. The Communicable Disease Reports are created by Public Health’s epidemiology program and are designed-to provide current and historical information about disease in our community. These reports are used by Public Health programs, healthcare providers, local governments, and community partners to help inform their decision making process when it comes to improving health outcomes.

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Public Health- Dayton & Montgomery County’s Communicable Disease Dashboard in an interactive tool that is updated monthly via Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS) data and enables community members to view current and historical disease counts and compare annual numbers of communicable diseases.

By clicking the “monthly” button on the dashboard home screen you will be redirected and provided with annual communicable disease data by month and by disease class; the class of disease displayed can be changed by utilizing the drop-down menu at the top left of the page. Descriptions by class of communicable disease can be found via the “info” button.

By clicking the “previous year comparison” button on the dashboard home screen you will be redirected and provided with data from the most recent month of the current year, compared to the same month of the previous year. Data is also displayed to show year to date (January through most recent month of reporting) comparisons. Like with the “monthly button”, by clicking the “select class” drop down menu, these same comparisons can be made by desired class of communicable disease. Dashboard viewers may also navigate between all pages by utilizing the navigation buttons located on the top right corner of the “monthly”, “previous year comparison”, and “additional info” pages.

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