ODH Press Release: New Infectious Disease Dashboard Increases Available Data

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March 28, 2024

Contact: ODH Office of Communication 614-644-8562

New Infectious Disease Dashboard Greatly Increases Available Data

COLUMBUS ­– Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, today announced the addition of a new, user-friendly dashboard to the department’s website which will greatly increase the amount of publicly available data on infectious diseases in Ohio.

The dashboard, entitled “Summary of Infectious Diseases in Ohio,” is now active on the state’s DataOhio Portal at: https://data.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/data/view/summary-of-infectious-diseases-in-ohio

Click on the “visualize” tab once on the page. The dashboard includes data from more than 100 infectious diseases and can be easily filtered by county, timeframe, and demographics such as age, sex, race, and ethnicity.

Data is available back to 2001, and it will be updated weekly. The interactive dashboard replaces an annual report on diseases that was not available until about 18 months after the close of a year.

“I am pleased that ODH can offer Ohioans access to much more information about infectious diseases,” Dr. Vanderhoff said. “We hope that this helps people to better understand disease activity in their community and statewide, both historically and currently.”

Examples of diseases with data available on the dashboard include measles, legionellosis, and Lyme disease, as well as cases of illnesses that can be food-borne such as salmonella and E. coli infections. The dashboard does not include information on COVID-19 or influenza, as ODH maintains separate dashboards for those viruses.


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