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:

8/8/2014

Ebola

Hawaii Department of Health is monitoring the situation and will provide updates and guidance as needed.  For more information on Ebola, please go to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001.