Communicable Disease Reporting
Medical providers are required to report all suspected and confirmed reportable cases of communicable diseases and/or other unusual diseases.
For information on how to report and to locate copies of Press Releases, Hot Tips and other reference documents, click here.
What We Do:
The Ventura County Public Health Communicable Disease office detects, investigates, controls and prevents the spread of communicable diseases in Ventura County.The CD office receives reports from health care providers for more than 85 legally reportable diseases. We investigate those reports, take appropriate action and summarize the data and report them to the State and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our office also investigates disease outbreaks, monitors emerging infectious diseases and analyzes data on disease trends in the county.
As of 11/18/2019: While our neighboring Counties, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara have experienced multiple cases of measles, we do not have any measles cases in Ventura County. For information about measles vaccine recommendations information, click here. Para mas información sobre el sarampión, oprima aquí.
Click here to review the All Facilities Letter for California Department of Public Health measles guidance
- We’ve seen an increase in Valley Fever in the last 2 years, please click on flyer and brochure on how you can reduce your risk. If you have any further questions or concerns contact our Communicable Disease Program at 805-981-5201. Hemos visto un aumento en la fiebre del valle en los últimos 2 años, favor de precionar al boletin y al folleto sobre cómo puedes reducir su riesgo. Si usted tiene más preguntas o preocupaciones llame a nuestro programa de enfermedades transmisibles al 805-981-5201.
- Public Health is now offering free and confidential Chlamydia partner treatment. Please call 981-5201 for more information.
- Detailed case histories on confirmed/suspected communicable disease cases.
- Information on Bed Bug Prevention.
- Extensive contact investigation and recommendation of prophylaxis treatment when necessary.
- Expert guidance to health care providers in Ventura County regarding communicable disease diagnosis and disease mitigation.
- Work with other County agencies such as Environmental Health for foodborne illness and Animal Services for rabies and other animals with human-related diseases.
- Investigation of pesticide exposure.
- Education and consultation (upon request) to the public and medical communities regarding disease prevention and treatment.
- Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
- Address: 2220 East Gonzales Rd. Suite 110, Oxnard, CA 93036
- Countywide toll free access: 800-781-4449, then dial 1-981-5201
- Communicable Disease Office direct phone: 805-981-5201
- Urgent after hours answering service: 805-214-7057
- FAX: 805-981-5200
Christopher Ornelas, Communicable Disease Manager
Check our Health Warnings web site for updates on outbreaks and other health news.