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.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV)
Hawaii Department of Health will continue to monitor cases in the U.S. and provide periodic updates. For more information on MERS-CoV, please go to http://www.cdc.gov/CORONAVIRUS/MERS.
A second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection is being investigated by CDC and the Florida Department of Health. This second case is not associated with the first case of MERS-CoV, which continues to be investigated by CDC and the Indiana State Department of Health.
MERS-CoV case reported in the U.S.
The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the United States was reported to CDC by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on May 1, 2014, and confirmed by CDC on May 2. The CDC and ISDH are conducting a joint investigation.