Saturday, July 04, 2015

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

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The Division of Disease Control uses several methods to track communicable diseases and emerging outbreaks of illnesses.

All surveillance data is preliminary and is not intended for further distribution.

For questions about surveillance data, please contact us at
  • Reportable Disease Surveillance Summaries
    Data on selected notifiable infectious diseases are published monthly.
  • Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summaries
    Data on respiratory viruses, including influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza viruses 1, 2 and 3, and adenovirus, are collected from diagnostic virology laboratories. Respiratory virus surveillance summaries are published weekly during respiratory virus transmission season (September - April).
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance
    Data on all positive STD tests are collected from laboratories and clinical reporting of cases. In addition, PDPH conducts active, citywide gonorrhea and chlamydia screening, and voluntary urine-based screening programs for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Surveillance graphs are published annually.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance
    Data collected include demographic, diagnostic and geographic information. Surveillance graphs and maps are published annually.
  • Varicella Active Surveillance Project (VASP)
    VASP is an active surveillance program that obtains population-based incidence rates for varicella and herpes zoster diseases in a community with established high varicella vaccination coverage rates and evaluates the impact of current and future varicella vaccination practices and policies.
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