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Communicable Disease - Epidemiology

Florida Department of Health in Leon County Epidemiology

The Division of Epidemiology protects the health of Leon County residents from infectious diseases through surveillance, prevention and education. We are responsible for collecting data and managing cases of diseases and conditions that are required by Florida statutes to be reported by physicians and laboratories. Our goals include identifying the burden of disease within our community, educating the public and using collected data in determining public health priorities.

Our Mission
To identify, investigate, respond to and contain disease clusters and outbreaks to prevent spread of disease

Our Services 


  • Work with community health care partners, providers and facilities to identify, investigate and contain disease clusters and outbreaks to prevent further spread of disease
  • Serve as a point of contact for health care providers regarding diseases and conditions of public health interest
  • Provide education and training for our local community


  • Physician and nurse case management of active TB clients and their contacts
  • Directly observed medication administration, monitoring of patient adherence and assuring the completion of treatment for active TB cases
  • Identify, screen and treat those infected with the tuberculosis bacteria
  • Testing and treatment consultation for medical providers

Latest Table of Reportable Diseases/Conditions (Leon County)