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Epidemiology Program

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to the control of health problems.  Chambers County Health Department is actively involved in public health surveillance activities or the "on going systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data for use in the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health practice."

The Texas Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84 and 87 require that specific information regarding certain diseases or injuries be provided to the health department (state, regional or local).  These diseases and injuries are known as "notifiable conditions" and are updated yearly.

Healthcare providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools and other are required to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition (Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Sub-chapter A, Rule 97.2).

These conditions should be reported to your local health department, which investigates each case and then forwards completed cases to the the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Infectious Disease Control Unit. 

Disease Surveillance & Reporting
Contact Information

Phone: (409) 267-2731
Mon & Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues, Thurs & Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Fax: (409) 267-4276 (secure fax line)
HIV/AIDS patient information should not be sent via fax

After Hours On Call:
(409) 267-9862

Texas Notifiable Conditions 2018

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  • Epidemiologists play a significant role in the eradication of vaccine preventable diseases.  These approaches and successful actions have revolutionized and revitalized public health.  The eradication of smallpox marked the first time that humans have knowingly removed a disease from earth. Vaccination strategies and ongoing surveillance were primary tools used to successfully eradicate smallpox. Many of these diseases can be prevented with the vaccines. 

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