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Communicable Disease - Epidemiology

Florida Department of Health in Leon County Epidemiology

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The Epidemiology program works to protect the health of Leon County citizens by watching how diseases behave in the community. We manage the cases and information physicians and laboratories must legally report under Florida Statutes. We use this data to prevent the spread of disease and target resources for the maximum public health benefit to our citizens. Our goal is to reduce the disease burden and to continuously educate the public about reducing the spread of infection.

Our Services 

  • Detect disease outbreaks and respond promptly to prevent the spread
  • Perform field investigations of cases, disasters, and outbreaks of diseases
  • Identify sources of infection and provide control measures
  • Manage cases of infants and women exposed to Hepatitis B
  • Manage cases of children exposed to lead poisoning
  • Consult with citizens and physicians on cases of possible Rabies exposure
  • Consult with local medical providers on disease prevention and infection
  • Monitor control guidelines
  • Educate and train the community to prevent disease