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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Infectious Disease Control Unit Overview

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The Infectious Disease Control Unit (IDCU) is responsible for assisting local or regional public health officials in investigating outbreaks of acute infectious disease or any report of isolated cases of rare or unusual disease, such as plague, cholera, or botulism. The program conducts routine and special morbidity surveillance of diseases designated by the Board of Health as  reportable. The Unit is composed of two branches: the Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch (EAIDB) and the Zoonosis Control Branch (ZCB).

Last updated July 10, 2019