Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program
(800) 256-2748  (24 hours/ 7 days)

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE) 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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For more about Infectious Disease Epidemiology click here.
For common questions related to Infectious Diseases click here.
For contact information or to reach an IDE staff member  click here.
To report HIV, STDs, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C, please contact the STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program click here.
To contact the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program click here.
To contact the SEET Program for mold issues call (888) 293-7020; Baton Rouge (225) 342-7136; New Orleans (504) 568-8150

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**Daily Updates**
COVID-19 in Louisiana
Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
Health Alerts (CDC)  
Health Advisory-CDC-1/10/20
Elevated Influenza Activity  
Lung Illness Outbreak Associated
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Hepatitis A Outbreak in Louisiana
Influenza Specimen Collection LA State Public Health Laboratory
 Guidelines for Travelers (CDC)