Center for Health Statistics

DSHS Disease (Morbidity) Data Sources

Texas law reqires that disease information for certain diseases be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). See Disease Reporting - Notifiable Conditions for a detailed list. In addition, for some non-reportable diseases like influenza, DSHS gets estimates of the rates from active surveillance programs or special research studies.


Online disease (morbidity) data can be found at the following DSHS web sites:

Birth Defects
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Chronic Disease
Environmental Illness
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance (Infectious Disease Control)
Major Trauma
Vaccine Preventable Diseases has data for the following diseases:
Congenital Rubella Syndrome Mumps
Haemophilus influenzae type b Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Hepatitis A Rubella
Hepatitis B Tetanus
Hepatitis B, Perinatal Varicella (Chickenpox)
Zoonotic Diseases has data for the following diseases:
Anthrax Malaria
Brucellosis Q-Fever
Dengue Plague
Ehrlichiosis Rabies
Encephalitis (CE) Relapsing Fever
Encephalitis (EEE) RMSF
Encephalitis (SLE) Tularemia
Encephalitis (West Nile) Typhus (Murine)
Hantavirus West Nile Fever
Lyme Disease Yellow Fever

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Last updated August 9, 2013