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.

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

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Featured Services



Influenza Guidance 
December, 2017


CDC Health Advisory
Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2)
Activity & Antiviral Treatment
of Patients with Influenza


Influenza Specimen Collection 
LA State Public Health Laboratory
September 2017

Increase in Reported Cases of 
Cyclospora cayetanensis Infection
U.S., Summer 2017 - CDC Health


Guidelines for Travelers Visiting
Areas with Chikungunya,
Dengue or Zika


Zika Public Information 

Notice to Clinicians and Health
Departments - Acute
Flaccid Myelitis -


Epidemiologic Profile of Hepatitis 
C Virus Infection in Louisiana-2015


 Save the Date


Field Epidemiology
Workshop 2018

July17 - Lake Charles
August 22 - New Orleans
September 19 - Natchitoches