Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control (IDEPC) Division
Infectious diseases, from flu to smallpox, affect all of us at one time or another. Through the Infectious Disease Division (IDEPC), we monitor the occurrence of infectious diseases, develop strategies for preventing and controlling disease, and work to put those strategies into action.
- Infectious Diseases and Conditions A to Z
The IDEPC Division provides information on a large number of diseases and conditions.
- Infectious Disease Categories
Many diseases and conditions fall into broader disease categories.
- Infectious Disease Reporting
Find out which infectious diseases must be reported by law in Minnesota, who is required to report diseases, how each disease can be reported, and download the appropriate forms.
Reportable Diseases A-Z | Persons Required to Report | Chronic Infections in Pregnant Patients | Clinical Materials | Methods of Reporting | Reportable Disease Rule | Poster
- 2012 Annual Report: IDEPC Division
Distributed August 2013
- IDEPC Newsletters
The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control Division produces four newsletters.
Disease Control Newsletter (DCN) | Got Your Shots News | Pandemic Influenza Newsletter | BugBytes | FoodNet | Public Health Campletter | HAI Update
- IDEPC Org Chart
Chart showing the structure of the division, as well as lists showing current personnel.
- Acute Disease Investigation and Control
Performs surveillance for communicable diseases, monitors trends and detects outbreaks. Investigates outbreaks and eliminates sources. Provides technical assistance and education to the medical community in controlling communicable disease problems. Designs and implements special epidemiologic studies to address specific issues.
Foodborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Disease | Emerging Infections | Institutional Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistance
- Immunization, Tuberculosis and International
Health (ITIH) Section
Works to ensure that children and adults are properly immunized against vaccine-preventable disease, monitors the occurrence of vaccine-preventable disease and tuberculosis, takes action to prevent or control potential outbreaks, and works to safeguard the health of Minnesota's refugee and immigrant communities.
Immunizations | Tuberculosis | Refugee Health
- STD and HIV Section
Works to prevent death and disability from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, particularly among populations with a disproportionate burden of disease.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) | Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Field Services Section
Coordinates efforts to work with local public health agencies in Greater Minnesota on infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control issues, including action taken to prevent or control potential outbreaks.
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