Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)
"Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America," or EHE for short, was announced during the February 2019 State of the Union Address. The goal of the initiative is to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent by 2025 and by 90 percent by 2030. EHE centers around a phased approach to infusing resources to the places that need them most. The first phase of the initiative focuses on the areas where the HIV burden is the highest. Seven of these areas are counties in Florida: Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas. To achieve the goal of reducing new HIV infections the U.S., the EHE initiative focuses on four key strategies that together can end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.: Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond.
February 28, 2020 the World Health Organization officials upgraded its global risk assessment of the novel coronavirus' potential for spread and impact from "high" to "very high." The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners.
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Report
The Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Report is a monthly report that summarizes current vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) activity in Florida. The report includes disease-specific information on case counts, outbreaks, populations most severely impacted, vaccination history of cases, and more. Summaries for Florida’s two highest-volume VPDs, varicella and pertussis, are included each month, along with summaries for VPDs with recent activity such as measles and mumps.
Prevalence of Religious Exemptions to Vaccination Among Children 4-18 by Florida Census Tract
Unvaccinated individuals are at increased risk for vaccine preventable diseases, and outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases are known to occur where susceptible persons are grouped together. This map shows where susceptible persons are concentrated, and therefore where the risk of vaccine preventable disease outbreaks is increased. This map can be used as a tool to provide awareness to both public health officials and the public to inform prevention activities and decision making.
Florida Morbidity Statistics Report
Data on selected reportable diseases are published at the end of the year in the Florida Annual Morbidity Statistics Report. These reports contain the official statistics, in tabular and graphic form, for the reported occurrence of notifiable infections diseases in Florida. Unless otherwise noted, the data are final totals for the corresponding year.
STD Data from the Bureau of Communicable Diseases
This site provides information on gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and links to national data and fact sheets.
Ebola Virus Disease
The state of Florida is prepared to identify and ensure patients who may have EVD are isolated and have access to appropriate treatment. To learn more about the Ebola Virus Disease click here
The "flu" is a common catch-all term used for a variety of illnesses, but it correctly applies only to the upper respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. To learn more about influenza click here
In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue Zika virus updates. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared.