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Epidemiology



Epidemiology is the study of human health in populations, rather than in individuals. It studies the causes of illness, how a particular disease is spread, and disease control. Epidemiology is, literally, the study of epidemics.

 

Gadsden County Questions: Contact: 850 519 4569 or  850 251 1922 .

 

Florida Department of Health Division of Disease Control and Health Protection Bureau of Epidemiology


Arbovirus is any of a group of viruses, transmitted to humans by various mosquitoes and ticks.
Picture of Malaria transmission cycle. Goes from infected mosquito to infected person, then to liver, followed by infected blood cells, transfered from a second mosquito to a second person
Any of a large group of viruses transmitted by arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks that include the causative agents of encephalitis such as Equine-encephalitis, yellow fever, Malaria, West Nile Virus and Dengue.
Additional information can be attained at Florida Arthropod-borne Disease Surveillance Program
 

 


Rabies Surveillance ? When human exposure has occurred, we monitor possible rabies exposure through animal quarantine and sometimes the collection of laboratory specimens for testing. In order to prevent the spread of rabies, we work cooperatively with Gadsden County Animal Control and local veterinarians to promote public education and encourage our citizens to have their animals vaccinated.
For more information please visit: Florida Zoonotic Disease Surveillance Program - Rabies Surveillance 

 

Related Links:

CDC website

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Food and Drug Administration

World Health Organization

Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

US Department of Agriculture

Florida Environmental Health