Infectious Disease* List
Information about emerging and acute diseases in Texas, diseases transmitted only by a specific kind of contact not involving animals,
can be found in the alphabetized list below.
For a list of Zoonotic diseases see www.texasZoonosis.org
For a comprehensive list of diseases within the pervue of the Infections Disease Control Unit (IDCU) of Texas see www.idcu.org/disease
Choose the first letter of the disease:
The purpose of surveillance is to try to detect where disease organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, occur in Texas. The amount of testing in the surveillance process will vary for different counties statewide. If a report indicates that an area does not have any positive test results for a particular disease, it does not necessarily mean that the disease organisms are not in that area. It just reflects the fact that either there were no samples submitted from that area or that submitted samples were negative.