|The Communicable Disease Control Unit consists of
several divisions including Surveillance & Epidemiology, TB Control,
AIDS Surveillance, and Public Health Nursing. The Communicable
Disease Control Unit keeps track of reportable disease submitted by
our local medical providers which are then followed up by public
health nurses and subsequently reported to the State. All reports
submitted by the medical providers are reported confidentially.
Those who are notified by Public Health of their current
disease status are managed by staff trained to handle confidential
information. They are also advised to seek further testing and
treatment if not yet pursued.
Anyone who is sexually active is
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- Epidemiology & Surveillance
Epidemiology and surveillance are used to monitor and control communicable
diseases in Yuba County. Epidemiologic methods are used in conjunction with
disease and outbreak investigations, contact tracing by field nurses and
education to help lower rates of communicable diseases in Yuba County, most
especially sexually transmitted diseases.
- Communicable Disease Control
TB Control (TB Skin tests)
AIDS Surveillance (counseling, testing and education)
- Public Health Nursing
Health education and information on pregnancy, child health and development
Communicable Disease follow-up
Prevention of communicable diseases
For Medical Providers
Confidential Morbidity Forms are available for download
here (version 10/2011) (Adobe Acrobat reader required). By
law, medical providers are required to report diseases that are listed in the
Confidential Morbidity Form.
Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR) §2500
states regulations about reporting to the local health authority.
§2500(a) "Health care
provider" means a physician and surgeon, a veterinarian, a
podiatrist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a
registered nurse, a nurse midwife, a school nurse, an infection
control practitioner, a medical examiner, a coroner, or a dentist.
§2500(b) It shall be the
duty of every healthcare provider knowing or in attendance on a case
or suspected case of any of the disease or conditions listed below,
to report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the
patient resides. Where no health care provider is in
attendance, any individual having knowledge of a person who is
suspected to be suffering from one of the diseases or conditions
listed below may make such a report to the local health officer for
the jurisdiction where the patient resides.
§2500(c) The administrator
of each health facility, clinic or other setting where more than one
health care provider may know of a case a suspected case or an
outbreak of disease within the facility shall establish and be
responsible for administrative procedures to assure that reports are
made to the local health officer.
diseases must be reported to the Health
California State law
requires that many communicable diseases
be reported to the Public Health Department. A
summary of communicable disease reporting requirements (as of the
last revision in October 2011) can be found
here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).
2012 STD Treatment
Guidelines for California
The 2012 Treatment Guidelines
Table is available
Acrobat Reader Required). These guidelines reflect the 2010 CDC Treatment
Guidelines and the Region IV Infertility Clinical Guidelines.
The focus is primarily on STDs encountered in office practice.
These guidelines are intended as a source of clinical guidance; they
are not a comprehensive list of all effective regimens and are not
intended to substitute for use of the full 2010 STD treatment
guidelines document. Additional
information, including the full 2010 CDC Treatment Guidance Document
here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).
Therapy (PDPT) for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
To prevent STD re-infections, reduce
complications of STDs in individuals and to prevent further
transmission of infection in the community, sex partners of infected
patients must be provided timely and appropriate antibiotic
treatment. Yuba County Public Health recommends
Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT) in accordance with
established guidelines available
(Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).
The Zebra Packet--"Thinking
zebras" since the year 2000
The Zebra Packet PDF document
(Adobe Acrobat Reader
(hosted by Santa Clara County) is intended
to be a one-stop hub in finding biological, chemical radiological
information as well as providing information to clinicians on how to
report potential exposures to the Yuba County Health Division,
Health and Humans Services Department.