DPH: Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program

Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program

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The mission of the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program is to prevent illness, disability, and death in Connecticut residents caused by infectious diseases. The Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program accomplishes its mission by conducting surveillance for more than 30 infectious diseases of public health importance, investigating disease outbreaks, epidemiologic studies of emerging infectious diseases, training, and public education programs to develop, evaluate, and promote prevention and control strategies for infectious diseases.  Program staff work in partnership with medical practitioners, local and federal public health officials, other state agencies, medical and public health professional associations, infectious disease experts from academic and clinical practice, and public service organizations.
Programs and Infectious Disease Topics
Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletters
The Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter offers information concerning diseases and illnesses that affect Connecticut residents. The newsletter is a tool to supply current disease information to primary care physicians, infection control practitioners, and other health professionals. The newsletter may highlight disease surveillance activities, outbreaks, or disease recommendations. The January issue always highlights the lists of Reportable Diseases, Emergency Illnesses and Health Conditions, and the Reportable Laboratory Findings for the current year. For disease information dating back to 1998, visit the archive page.
  • Number of cases of all reportable diseases by county (2006-current)
  • Number of cases of all reportable diseases by year (2000-2005, 1990-1999, 1980-1989)
  • Statistics for specific diseases (Influenza, Lyme disease, Rabies, and West Nile virus)
Disease Reporting

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