Important Updates:

“The DCo Public Health (DCoDPH) will follow the Durham County Government Good Friday holiday closing schedule and will be closed on Friday April 19th.  Public Health will reopen with regular hours of operation on Monday, April 22nd.

Information for Healthcare Providers

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FAQs About MDROs 
FAQs About
Communicable Disease Reporting
 Diseases and Conditions
Reportable in North Carolina
 Release of Patient Information Memo
from the State Health Director
 North Carolina General Statues
Communicable Disease Law
 North Carolina Administrative Code
Epidemiology Health
 Downloadable Communicable Disease
Reporting Form (with instructions)

Durham County Medical Providers

Please complete the reporting form
provided in the link above, print it,
and fax to (919) 560-7716.


CD Alerts

1.22.2018  Adult Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines
 1.22.2018  Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines
 5.11.2018  Annual Update on Diagnosis and Surveillance for Tickborne disease
 5.11.2018  Annual Update on Diagnosis and Surveillance for Arboviral disease
 5.31.2018  Ebola Virus Disease Update
 6.18.2018  Measles Clinician Memo:  Confirmed Measles in Wake County
 7/17/2018  Increase in Hepatitis A Infections
 10/31/2018  Increase in Reports of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Nationally, 2018



 12.29.2017  Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza
 10.25.2017  Advice for Health Care Providers Treating Patients in or Recently Returned from Hurricane-Affected Areas, Including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
 8.10.2017  Increase in Cyclospora cayetanensis Infections Nationally and Statewide
 8.7.2017  Increase in Reported cases of Cyclospora cayetanensis Infection, United States, Summer 2017

 Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris®) at High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Despite Vaccination


 FAQs for MDROs 


 Updated CDC Guidelines for Zika Virus Testing


 Annual Update on Diagnosis and Surveillance for Tickborne Rickettsial Disease


 Annual Update on Surveillance for Lyme Disease in North Carolina


 Update on Endemic Arboviral Diseases in North Carolina


 Recommendations for Bat-Proofing Camp Buildings and Keeping Campers Safe


 Rabies Prevention through Minimizing Exposures to Bats and Wildlife at Summer Camps


 Special Serology


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Other Useful Information and Links 

 North Carolina
Communicable Disease Manual
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC)
Frequently Used Laws and Rules
in Public Health
Hepatitis B Manual
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Communicable Disease (CD) Newsletter

The CD newsletter provides timely alerts, notices, and information about communicable diseases to the Durham County medical community , as well as information about the services provided by the health department to prevent the spread of these diseases.

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