Disease Outbreak Control Division

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.

IN THE NEWS:

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

HDOH continues to monitor developments related to Ebola Virus Disease, and is working with state, local, federal, and community partners in Hawaii to make sure all involved are informed and prepared in the event of a possible case of Ebola infection.

HDOH Disease Outbreak Control Division recently published a report on HDOH Ebola preparedness activities covering September 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015. The report gives a brief overview of efforts to ensure responder/worker health and safety; increase disease surveillance and monitoring; conduct training and exercises; and provide public Information, education and outreach. Read the report: Ebola Preparedness Report.

For more information, go here: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)