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

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE) section is staffed by epidemiologists and support staff who track the causes and consequences of infectious diseases. The purpose of the section is to study the distribution of infectious diseases in the community and to carry out or coordinate programs to prevent and mitigate 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). 


Connect With Us

For more about Infectious Disease Epidemiology click here.
For common questions related to Infectious Diseases click here. For COVID-19 related guidance 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.

Featured Resources

Spotlight Topics and Events
Healthy and Safe Swimming - CDC
Resources: Homepage
Toolkit: Information & Materials
Louisiana Coronavirus
COVID-19 Updates
Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
Coronavirus - COVID 19 (CDC) 
Health Alerts (CDC)  
Health Advisory-CDC-1/10/20
Elevated Influenza Activity
Lung Illness Outbreak Associated
with E-Cigarette Products (CDC)
Hepatitis A Outbreak in Louisiana
Influenza Specimen Collection 
LA State Public Health Laboratory
Travelers Health Guidelines  (CDC)

COVID-19 Resources

» LDH Reporting Portal (use to report COVID-19 associated mortality, pediatric hospitalizations, pregnancy, & post-medical visits) 

»  Open Safely Guidance

» COVID-19 Resources (includes School & Contact Tracing guidances)

» COVID-19 Statewide Community Testing Sites & Requirements