Epidemiology Program

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Mission Statement:

To develop or enhance regional epidemiology services for the rapid detection and control of disease outbreaks or other adverse health outcomes.  This includes evaluating, enhancing and when necessary creating new surveillance and investigation systems, analyzing data, preparing recommendations and working with appropriate programs to implement interventions for desired outcomes.

Program overview:

The Epidemiology Program conducts disease surveillance and coordinates reporting of notifiable conditions.  To reduce and prevent the spread of infectious disease the Epidemiology program provides education and resources to health professionals and the public.  The Epidemiology program monitors disease incidence in Region 7 to develop and analyze statistical data to determine at-risk populations and geographical locations of occurrences.

The program consists of the Epidemiology Response Team (ERT), which is charged with developing and coordinating bioterrorism plans in the region.  The ERT works in collaboration with local health departments, hospitals, health agencies and government entities to develop plans to respond to bioterrorism events in their counties.  The ERT will respond to any bioterrorism event in Region 7, and through out the state of Texas as necessary.

Disease Reporting:

Call 254-778-6744

Fax 254-899-0405

Reportable Conditions and Disease in Texas

HSR7 Infectious Disease Report Form

EPI Newsletters:

April 2007

July 2007

November 2007

January 2008

April 2008

July 2008

October 2008

January 2009

Flu Edition 11 September 2009

Flu Edition 25 September 2009

Flu Edition 9 October 2009

Flu Edition 29 October 2009

Flu Edition 6 November 2009

Flu Edition 20 November 2009

Flu Edition 4 December 2009

Flu Edition 1 January 2010

Flu Edition 15 January 2010

Flu Edition 19 February 2010

Influenza:

TexasFlu.org

Pandemic Flu

CDC Flu

Pediatric Influenza Death Report Form

Novel H1N1 ICU Cases and Adult Death Reports

Clinic Weekly Flu Report

Hospital Weekly Flu Report

School Weekly Flu Report

Local Health Department Report

MRSA:

Instructions

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)1

MRSA2

Links:

Salmonellosis Information

IDCU Infectious Disease Control Unit

Public Health Preparedness

CLPPP Childhood Lead Poisoning & Prevention Program

Program Contacts:

Carol Davis, Manager

Bonnie.Feldt, Lead Epidemiologist

Casandra Jones, Epidemiologist

Gene Mikeska, SNS Coordinator

Wayne Avery, Planning and Preparedness Specialist

Wanda Robinson, Public Health Preparedness Trainer

Yolanda Holmes, Public Health Preparedness Planner

Renee Boehmert, VPD Specialist

Sandi Henley RN, CIC, Epidemiology Nurse

Jacque Hagerty, Public Health Preparedness Trainer

Leslie Platz, Epidemiologist

 

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Last updated May 05, 2014