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Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Hours:

Milton Location

Monday–Friday

8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Disease Investigation and Monitoring 

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) has an Epidemiology program that studies communicable and non-communicable diseases and conditions of public health importance.  This program assures that diseases are reported timely by physicians and laboratories per Florida Administrative code 64D-3. Other types of investigations are also performed such as:

  • animal bites
  • carbon monoxide exposures
  • pesticide exposures
  • lead exposures
  • chemical exposures

Epidemiologists investigate and study infectious diseases to try and reduce disease spread.  In order to effectively investigate diseases, DOH-Santa Rosa's Epidemiology program relies on strong partnerships with:

  • hospital infection control
  • infectious disease doctors
  • pediatricians
  • family practice physicians
  • internal medicine physicians
  • veterinarians
  • laboratories

Contact Information 

If you need to report an outbreak of illness, please call the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa's Milton location.

After hours: call the 24 hour hotline at (850) 418-5566

For physician reporting please download and complete the Disease Reporting Form (PDF-1.8MB) and fax it to:

Confidential Fax: 850-983-4504

When submitting a lab specimen for state lab confirmation please download and complete the Lab Submittal Form PDF-738KB) and turn it in with the specimen to the appropriate state laboratory.

The Florida Department of Health has a current List of Reportable Diseases (PDF-499KB).

Santa Rosa Disease Incidence 

The Epidemiology Program at the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County works to bring you the latest information on disease incidence for Santa Rosa County as well as important health promotion and prevention information. The latest information is available in the links below.

2015 Reportable Disease Incidence Report (PDF-56KB)

February 2014 Edition of Santa Rosa Epi News (PDF-2.5MB)

Sentinel Physician Influenza Surveillance Program 

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County needs physicians to help monitor outbreaks of influenza in our community. To learn more about this program and become a Santa Rosa County Sentinel Physician, contact the Epidemiology Department at the Milton location at (850) 983-5200 or download the Sentinel Physician Information Packet. (PDF-1.7 MB)

Links 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Data and Statistics

Florida Department of Health - Disease Reporting and Surveillance

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