The Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) comprises the Disease Investigation Branch, Immunization Branch, and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response (Public Health Preparedness) Branch. These programs work together to monitor, investigate, prevent, and control infectious diseases in Hawaii, especially those preventable through immunizations, and to ensure Hawaii’s ability to respond to emergencies that threaten the public’s health. Toward these goals, DOCD works to strengthen the relationships between the Department of Health and other partners including laboratories, hospitals, schools, emergency response agencies, private organizations, and the military.
Disease Outbreak Control Division
IN THE NEWS:
Hepatitis, Liver Failure in Persons Taking Diet Supplements
The Hawaii State Department of Health continues to investigate cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis. The department has seized OxyElite Pro dietary supplements from local retailers and is storing the embargoed products in a secure location until their destruction. The public is advised to discontinue using OxyElite Pro.