Disease Surveillance

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The Brazoria 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.

 

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