Advertisement

INFECTIOUS DISEASE REPORT

Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Each week the Orange County Public Health Department reports to the state the incidence of various infectious diseases in the county. The following table details a selection of these afflictions for September, the most recent month for which information is available:

NUMBER OF CASES Current Previous Year to Date % September Year Year % Change, Disease 1989 to Date to Date ’88-'89 Acquired Immune 27 255 212 +20 Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Alzheimer’s disease and 49 60 N/A -- related conditions Amebiasis 13 69 56 +23 Campylobacter 28 196 227 -14 Chlamydial infections 192 438 N/A -- Lapse of consciousness 177 1,305 1,249 +4 (non-alcohol related) Giardiasis 55 392 315 +24 Gonococcal infection 188 1,580 2,098 -25 Hepatitis A 22 363 250 +45 Hepatitis B 51 472 261 +81 Measles (rubeola) 34 352 70 +403 Meningitis 44 171 158 +8 Salmonellosis 26 182 267 -32 Shigellosis 31 231 277 -17 Syphilis 23 453 935 -52 Tuberculosis 18 193 164 +18 TOTAL* 1,530 12,603 13,603 -7

* Includes diseases not listed here.

INCIDENCE OF REPORTABLE INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Advertisement

September: 1,530

Sources: Orange County Public Health Department, “Reported Cases of Specified Notifiable Diseases,” for November, 1988.

“Control of Communicable Diseases In Man,” an official report of the American Public Health Assn., Abram S. Benenson, editor, 1985, 4th edition.

“Better Homes and Gardens Family Medical Guide,” Donald G. Cooley, editor, 1973, 2nd edition.

Advertisement

“The Bantam Medical Dictionary,” prepared by Laurence Urdang Associates Ltd., 1982.

“Stedman’s Medical Dictionary,” Williams and Wilkins Co., 1973, 22nd edition.


Advertisement