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 Epidemiology personnel click here.
To report HIV, STDs, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C, contact the STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program here.
To contact the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program about reporting click here.
To report other Infectious Diseases click here for more information.
To contact Environmental EPI (SEET) for mold issues call (888) 293-7020; Baton Rouge (225) 342-7136; New Orleans (504) 568-8150.

Infectious Diseases Resources

Spotlight Topics and Events

Register for the 

Fourth Viral Respiratory Diseases Detection and Containment in Long-term Care Facilities Workshop

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.

Refer to webpage for more information 

2022 Healthcare-associated Infections
 Long-term Care Office Hour Series

Bi-Weekly - LTC Office Hour Registration
Monthly - NHSN Office Hour Registration
Influenza and
Other Respiratory Viruses
Surveillance Summary Reports
Louisiana Arbovirus
Surveillance Summary Reports
Louisiana LDH Dashboards
Monkeypox Cases Summary
COVID-19 Cases Summary
Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
Coronavirus - COVID 19 (CDC) 
Health Alerts (CDC)  
ACIP 2022-23 Seasonal Influenza
Prevention & Control with Vaccines (CDC)
MMWR Publication
Hepatitis A Outbreak in Louisiana
Influenza Specimen Collection 
LA State Public Health Laboratory
Louisiana - Safe Travel Guidance

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