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    oph.idepi@la.gov

To contact ID EPI or to reach a staff member click here.
To report HIV, STDs, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C, please contact the STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program here.
To contact the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program click here.
To contact Environmental EPI (SEET) for mold issues call (888) 293-7020; Baton Rouge (225) 342-7136; New Orleans (504) 568-8150.

Featured Resources

Spotlight Topics and Events

Influenza and
Other Respiratory Viruses
Weekly Surveillance Summary 
Louisiana Arbovirus
Weekly Surveillance Summary
Louisiana LDH COVID Dashboard
COVID-19 Data & Daily Updates
Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
Coronavirus - COVID 19 (CDC) 
Health Alerts (CDC)  
ACIP 2020-21 Influenza Season
Control & Prevention with Vaccines (CDC)
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)


» Vaccine Information

» School Resources:   LDH web page        OPH web page
» LDH Reporting Portal (use to report COVID-19 associated mortality, pediatric hospitalizations, pregnancy, & post-medical visits)

» Open Safely Guidance

» COVID-19 Resources (includes Contact Tracing guidances)

» COVID-19 Statewide Community Testing Sites & Requirements