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Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Programs with a focus on infectious diseases collect, investigate, analyze and distribute information on the incidence and prevalence of general infectious diseases, health events, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases in Ohio. The disease surveillance system for the Ohio Department of Health is the Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS). Disease reports are often submitted to ODRS via Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR). Guidance on infectious disease surveillance, case management, infection control, and disease reporting can be found in the Infectious Disease Control Manual (IDCM).

Infectious Disease Programs


Infectious Disease Informatics

In addition to many programs that conduct surveillance, investigation, control and prevention activities, the Infectious Disease Informatics program is dedicated to providing the infrastructure to support these activities with:

Electronic Laboratory Reporting Ohio Disease Reporting System Syndromic Surveillance

Infectious Disease Control Manual

Programs that focus on infectious diseases collaborate on the Infectious Disease Control Manual (IDCM).  The IDCM is a reference for local health departments, hospitals, laboratories and physicians in providing information about infectious diseases from a public health perspective, including prevention, control and reporting of suspected and diagnosed cases.  Ohio's list of reportable infectious diseases and reporting requirements, including timelines for reporting and surveillance case definitions, are included in the Ohio Department of Health's IDCM.

Infectious Disease Control Manual