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:

To view a directory of Public Health Infectious Disease Epidemiologists click here.
To report HIV, STDs, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C, please contact the STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program here.
To report other Infectious Diseases click here for more information.
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.

Infectious Disease Resources:

Spotlight Topics and Events

Healthcare-associated Infections
 Long-term Care Office Hour
Fridays from 10am - 11am 

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Weekly thru December 17th
Influenza and
Other Respiratory Viruses
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Louisiana Arbovirus
Surveillance Summary Reports
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COVID-19 Data & Daily Updates
Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
2021 HAN
2020 HAN
Coronavirus - COVID 19 (CDC) 
Health Alerts (CDC)  
ACIP 2021-22 Seasonal Influenza
Prevention & Control with Vaccines (CDC)
MMWR Publication
Hepatitis A Outbreak in Louisiana
Influenza Specimen Collection 
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