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 .
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.
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
For more information please visit:
Florida Zoonotic Disease Surveillance Program - Rabies Surveillance
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