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

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDEPI) 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. 


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, click here to contact the STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program.
To contact the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program about reporting click here.
To report other Infectious Diseases click here for more information.
To contact the Immunization Program click here.

To contact the Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology (SEET) about mold, other indoor environmental concerns, or private well testing call (888) 293-7020. Click here for more information. 


 Fungal Disease Awareness Week is September 18-22, 2023

Infectious Disease Resources

Infectious Disease EPI 'Spotlight'

Topics & Events

 2023 Healthcare-associated Infections
 Long-term Care Office Hour Series

Bi-Weekly - LTC Office Hour Registration
Monthly - NHSN Office Hour Registration 


Dashboard Summary

LDH COVID On-LIne Reporting Portal 

School Resources  

Testing in Louisiana 

 Influenza & Respiratory Viruses

Influenza Specimen Collection Guidance

Surveillance Summary Reports

Arbovirus Activity

Surveillance Summary Reports

 Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages

Louisiana HAN Messages

CDC HAN Messages