Communicable Disease Report
Authors: Rick Lopez
Publication: Riverside University Health System
The County of Riverside Communicable Disease Report 2018 provides a snapshot in time of disease activity in Riverside County, shows trends over the past few years, and where appropriate compares disease activity to California rates and Healthy People 2020 objectives. The data presented are a starting point and used for targeted public health programs. There are many factors in the environment, in the patient, and in the nature of the disease itself that complicate the situation, especially since the interactions and individual characteristics change over time. The data in this document come from the mandated reporting of ‘reportable’ diseases by health care providers and laboratories. Figures and appendix tables in this 2018 edition have been updated retrospectively and supersede those in previous publications.