The County of San Diego's Public Health Services, Epidemiology Program (Epi) conducts ongoing public health surveillance for over 80 diseases and conditions. Local surveillance activities include communicable disease surveillance, monitoring emerging infections and the detection and investigation of disease outbreaks. Prevention and control efforts also include communication with health care providers about local disease patterns and serving as a consultant to the medical community on issues of disease prevention and health information.
The San Diego County Epidemiology, Immunization, and the Public Health Laboratory, conducts year-round influenza surveillance with the assistance of medical providers and partners throughout San Diego County. Local influenza surveillance efforts include the cooperation of participating schools, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics.
Physicians and laboratories are encouraged to report positive influenza detections to the Epidemiology by faxing laboratory results or a CMR form to (858) 715-6458.
For more information about influenza surveillance in San Diego County, click to see the Influenza Surveillance Fact Sheet, or link to the County's Influenza information web page.
Current Weekly Influenza Surveillance Summary -Influenza Watch
Graphical slides for current influenza surveillance results
Season Summaries - Click below to view a San Diego County Influenza Watch season summary:
Communicable Disease Surveillance
The following links provide useful information regarding disease outbreaks. These sites are intended to be informational and are not necessarily endorsed by the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency.
West Nile Virus Surveillance
Epi works in collaboration with the San Diego Public Health Laboratory (PHL) to detect, monitor, and respond to suspect human cases of West Nile virus (WNV). Epi provides local healthcare providers with clinical and testing guidelines for WNV, submission forms for WNV testing, and facilitates referrals to the California Department of Public Health's Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (VDRL) for further testing and confirmation.
West Nile Virus Links:
For more information phone 619-692-8499 or send us an email.