The Monterey County 2013 mid-year communicable disease and vital statistics reports are now available. Key findings include:
- As of June 30, 2013, there were 207 cases of gonorrhea reported among Monterey County residents. This represents a 229% increase in incidence compared to the first half of 2012 (63 cases).
- 22 cases of salmonellosis were reported in the first half of 2013, which is a 38% increase in reported morbidity compared to the first half of 2012 (16 cases).
- 31 reports of coccidioidomycosis were received. This represents a 35% decrease from the same timeframe in 2012 (48 cases).
- There were 10 cases of pertussis reported during the first half of 2013, compared to 12 during the first half of 2012.
- As of June 30, 2013, there were 1,676 births reported. This is slightly less than what was reported in the first half of 2012 (1,684 births).
- 128 of these births were to mothers 19 years of age or less (compared to 151 in the first half of 2013).
- There were 579 deaths reported during the first half of 2013. This is 12% greater than the number reported in the first half of 2012 (516 deaths).
- 151 deaths (26%) were among individuals less than 65 years of age.
The complete reports are available on the Health Department’s website:
Monterey County Quarterly Vital Statistics Report: Second Quarter 2013
Monterey County Quarterly Communicable Disease Report: Second Quarter 2013
Questions or comments about the content of this report or about information not included in this publication may be directed to Susie Barnes, MPH, Public Health Epidemiologist (831-755-4698).