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Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program

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.

For more about Infectious Disease Epidemiology  click here.
For common questions related to infectious disease click here.
For contact information click here.

Featured Services                                                    Events

  • Epidemiology Manual                                                                                    MERS-CoV -CDC  
  • Annual Infectious Disease Surveillance Reports  
  • Antibiotic Sensitivity                                                                              Hepatitis Testing Event
  • Foodborne / Waterborne Disease                                         Baton Rouge 7/18; New Orleans 7/26
  • Healthcare Associated Infections Resource Center                                       
  • Hepatitis                                                                                                     Next Learnlinc
  • Influenza Surveillance                                                                                    Bio-aerosols
  • Louisiana Morbidity Report                                                                   11AM - August 15, 2014          
  • MRSA                                                                                                       
  • Regional Information                                                                         
  • Reportable Disease Surveillance (reporting a disease)                          
  • School Resources                                                                                Pertussis Health Alert   
  • Special Studies                                                                                                 
  • State Epidemiologist                                                                     
  • Syndromic Surveillance - LEEDS (Louisiana Early Event Detection System)    
  • Veterinary Information and Rabies Information                                            Save the Date
  • West Nile Virus                                                                                    Field Epidemiology Workshop
                                                                                                       N.O. 7/30; Alexandria 8/19; Ruston 9/17