Health Service Region 1 Epidemiology and Surveillance

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Purpose

HSR 1 routinely collects data on communicable diseases and reports these data to the central office in Austin, Texas. Surveillance data are typically obtained through provider-initiated reports (passive surveillance) or health department solicited reports (active surveillance). The collection of these data help describe the pattern of disease occurrence in an area and subsequently trigger disease control and prevention efforts. The activities of the Epidemiology and Surveillance section include:

  • Collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of communicable disease data
  • Disease investigation and assistance with disease control methods

Department of State Health Services, HSR1
Epidemiology and Surveillance Program
6302 Iola Avenue
Lubbock Texas 79424
Phone: 806-783-6461
Fax: 806-783-6466

 

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Last updated October 10, 2013