Communicable Disease Statistics
The Office of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology (OCDSE) is responsible for conducting statistical analyses to develop epidemiological reports to track disease patterns and the burden of illness within the community. The epidemiological reports are used to inform health officials and the public, in order to select target health interventions and shape health policy. Examples of reports produced through the OCDSE are presented below:
Influenza Surveillance Reports
Influenza surveillance reports are produced between October (MMWR Week 40) and May (MMWR Week 20) of each year. The reports provide a summary of influenza related activity within Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio.
Northeast Ohio Public Health Collaborative Weekly Flu Reports
City of Cleveland Weekly Flu Reports
Syndromic Surveillance Reports
Syndromic surveillance reports are produced on a weekly and quarterly basis. The reports track over-the-counter medication sales, clinical effects of poison control calls, and illness indicators related to patients visiting emergency departments within Cleveland.
Health Intelligence Reports (HINT)
Quarterly Syndromic Surveillance Reports
Special Surveillance Reports
Special surveillance reports are data stories produced for selected projects on a variety of important health topics and may include research reports, epidemiology data briefs, fact sheets, and newsletters:
“Get Healthy” Data Brief 2012: The data brief provides a summary of physical activity and dietary behaviors of youth visiting Cleveland recreation centers.
Air Quality Report 2010: The report provides an overview of trends in air quality indicators and syndromic health indicators for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Communicable Disease Surveillance Reports
Communicable disease surveillance reports are produced on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. The reports provide a summary of communicable disease activity among residents in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Monthly Disease Reports:
Annual Disease Reports:
Outbreak Investigation Reports
Outbreak investigation reports provide an in-depth summary of high-profile investigations conducted by the department.
Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak Associated with a Wedding Event, 2011
The MMWR week is the week of the epidemiologic year for which the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) disease report is assigned by the reporting local or state health department for the purposes of MMWR disease incidence reporting and publishing. Values for MMWR week range from 1 to 53, although most years consist of 52 weeks.
Our staff is available to provide presentations on a variety of communicable disease topics and data. To request a presentation please call us at:
Principles of Field Epidemiology: Provides a summary of epidemiology and its application to public health and the steps involved in a field outbreak investigation.
Pandemic Influenza 101: Provides a summary of the history of influenza pandemics and pandemic influenza preparedness.
Communicable Disease Presentation: Provides a general summary of communicable disease prevention.