Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease (EAID) Unit

The mission of the EAID unit is to prevent and control communicable diseases by:

  • Promoting epidemiology, surveillance, education, risk stratification/communication, consultation, and disease interventions;
  • Building strong partnerships within DSHS (central and regional) and with local, state and federal partners; and
  • Supporting the mission of the Infectious Disease Prevention Section of DSHS.

EAIDU Related Resources

  • Diseases
    The emerging and acute infectious diseases of Texas. 
  • Disease Reporting
    Investigation conditions, reporting instructions, laboratories and notifiable conditions. 
  • ELC Conferences
    2024 Workshop and previous years
  • Foodborne Illness
    Foodborne and waterborne diseases. 
  • Healthcare Safety
    List of health care associated topics: Antibiotic Resistance, Hospital Infections, Preventable Adverse Events, and Infection Control. 
  • International Health
    List of the international health topics. 
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
    FAQs, pamphlets, reporting and other resources on vaccine preventable diseases in Texas.