Public Health

Epidemiology

Mission

The mission of the Epidemiology Program is to rapidly detect and investigate communicable diseases and environmental health hazards, provide prevention-focused education, and institute control measures to prevent and reduce the impact of diseases.

Annual Report 2018-2021

Online Disease Reporting

Healthcare providers required to report cases of communicable diseases can now report those cases online 24 hours a day using our secure, confidential online reporting system. Click picture below to use the online reporting system. New users must click on the register now option. Registration requests are reviewed and only providers known to our agency will have their access approved. Popups must be enabled for the system to function.

 24/7 Web-based Disease Reporting System

Hand Washing - Clean Hands Save Lives

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. However, if soap and clean water are not available, use a 60 to 90% alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on the skin and are fast-acting.

 

Disease Data

2014 West Nile Virus Report
2013 Pertussis Report

Services

The main services of the Epidemiology Program are:

  • Conduct surveillance, investigation, prevention, education, and control activities to reduce the spread of communicable/infectious diseases.
  • Notifiable condition reports are received 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and monitor disease occurrences in the population.
  • Provide statistical data on reportable diseases.
  • Provide technical support to healthcare providers and the community in the management of diseases of public health importance.
  • Provide prophylaxis treatment (under special circumstances) and refer susceptible disease contacts for immunizations.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and laws to protect and promote health.

Program Location
5115 El Paso Dr.
Suite A
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone: (915) 212-6520
Fax: (915) 212-0170

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Disease Reporting Hours:
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
(915) 212-6520 or report by email to:
EpiReporting@elpasotexas.gov