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Infectious Disease Control

Florida Department of Health in Osceola County

The Florida Hepatitis Prevention Section, Florida Department of Health, recommends hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines, as well as hepatitis B and C testing, for adults at increased risk for hepatitis infection, or the serious consequences of infection. The vaccines and laboratory testing are available for Florida residents  18 and older, and may be offered at no charge in your area.

Refugee Health
The goal of the Refugee Health Program (RHP) is to be a leader in providing culturally sensitive health services to persons who have fled their home country due to persecution (political, religious, or economic) in search for a better life and self-sufficiency in the U.S. The RHP reviews overseas medical examination records and provides health assessments and immunizations to refugees to enhance personal health status and protect Florida’s public health. The RHP provides these services through funding from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services.

STD (sexually transmitted diseases)
Several factors influence the need for improved collaborative work and integration of prevention and disease control services among HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, immunizations, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) programs. Among these are the interactions between concurrent infections, risk behaviors, and the cumulative effects of multiple communicable diseases, especially on health inequities affecting at-risk populations.

TB (Tuberculosis)
The Department is committed to protecting communities across Florida from the spread of TB by providing leadership, policy development to assure provision of coordinated care to persons with active TB disease, their close contacts and other persons at high risk for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and by assuring a system of care is in place to manage complicated TB patients.

Reportable Diseases