Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program
(800) 256-2748 (24 hours/ 7 days)
The Infectious Disease Epidemiology section is staffed by thirty epidemiologists and support staff who act as disease detectives to track the causes and consequences of infectious diseases. The purpose of this section is to study the distribution of infectious diseases in the community and to carry out or coordinate programs that prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program is funded through cooperative agreements with the State of Louisiana and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program is also involved in several collaborative efforts with Louisiana State University Veterinary School and Tulane University School of Public Health.
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- Epidemiology Manual
- Other Manuals
- Annual Infectious Disease Surveillance Reports
- Antibiotic Sensitivity
- Arboviral Diseases (West Nile, Zika, etc.)
- Foodborne / Waterborne Disease
- Fungal / Mycotic Disease
- Healthcare Associated Infections Resource Center
- Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses Surveillance
- Louisiana Morbidity Report
- Parasitic Vector-borne Diseases
- Regional Information
- Reportable Disease Surveillance (reporting a disease)
- Reportable Disease Surveillance (specimens that must be sent to
- School Resources
- Special Studies
- State Epidemiologist
- Syndromic Surveillance - LEEDS (Louisiana Early Event Detection System)
- Tickborne Diseases
- Veterinary Information and Rabies Information
- West Nile Virus