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CLIPBOARD : Notifiable Diseases Report

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

NUMBER OF CASES 1991 1990 May Year to Year to Disease 1991 Date Date Acquired immune 33 180 199 deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Campylobacter 36 110 101 Chlamydial infections 338 1,354 891 Lapse of 163 693 919 consciousness (non-alcohol related) Giardiasis 33 191 195 Gonococcal infection 105 403 552 Hepatitis A 29 145 147 Hepatitis B 65 260 210 Measles (rubeola) 40 266 265 Meningitis 18 81 75 Non-specific urethritis 213 982 1,177 Salmonellosis 24 107 98 Shigellosis 20 90 68 Syphilis 42 191 212 Tuberculosis 19 101 120 TOTAL NOTIFIABLE DISEASES** 1,452 6,492 6,784

Year to Date % Change Disease 1990-91 Acquired immune -10 deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Campylobacter +8 Chlamydial infections +52 Lapse of -25 consciousness (non-alcohol related) Giardiasis -2 Gonococcal infection -27 Hepatitis A -1 Hepatitis B +24 Measles (rubeola) * Meningitis +8 Non-specific urethritis -17 Salmonellosis +9 Shigellosis +32 Syphilis -10 Tuberculosis -16 TOTAL NOTIFIABLE DISEASES** -4

* Less than 1%

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** Includes diseases other than those shown above

Source: Orange County Public Health Department, “Reported Cases of Specified Notifiable Diseases,” for May, 1991.

Los Angeles Times


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