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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Epidemiology (Disease Control)

Infectious Disease Services

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Epidemiology and Disease Intervention Services 

Epidemiology is the study of the patterns and distribution of health and illness in a population and determination of the factors that influence population health. DOH-Sarasota's Office of Epidemiology and Disease Intervention Services represents the department's coordinated effort to control communicable disease, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Epidemiology's responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain public health surveillance systems
  • Investigate and respond to reports of communicable diseases and conditions
  • Investigate cases and outbreak situations in the field
  • Analyze and distribute public health data
  • Participate in emergency preparedness and response activities
  • Conduct influenza surveillance and education
  • Conduct community outreach health education activities

Reportable Diseases and Conditions 

The goal of the communicable disease team is to receive, investigate, rapidly respond to, and rapidly report to Florida Department of Health all cases of reportable illnesses/conditions to protect the health of our citizens. We encourage the awareness of our community partners in the identification and reporting of the selected diseases and conditions.

Reporting Cases of Communicable Diseases

To report any of the conditions in the "List of Reportable Diseases/Conditions" documents below, including tuberculosis, please contact us.