TheBrazoria County Epidemiology Program (Epi) conducts ongoing public health surveillance for over 80 diseases and conditions.
Local surveillance activities include communicable disease surveillance, monitoring emerging infections and the detection and investigation of disease outbreaks.
In 2018 the department has investigated and consulted with schools and nursing facilities on whooping cough (Pertussis) and flu outbreaks. Protecting citizens is the top priority.
The Brazoria County Surveillance Program conducts year-round influenza surveillance
Brazoria County Health Preparedness (PHEP) program is part of Brazoria County Health Department and coordinates planning and program development within the County. PHEP works with local and state officials, local partners, and private industry to develop workable solutions to protect the public health of Brazoria County residents from the impact of natural or man-made emergencies. It is PHEP's mission to improve county response capabilities through all hazards planning, disease surveillance and epidemiology, public information, and community development.