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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

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


Infectious Disease Prevention Section Overview

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The Infectious Disease Prevention Section (IDPS) 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 Section is composed of the Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Unit (EAIDU), the Healthcare Safety Unit and the Zoonosis Control Branch (ZCB).

Last updated September 20, 2021