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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Infectious Disease Surveillance
The Infectious Disease Surveillance Program conducts active, passive, sentinel, and syndromic surveillance investigations on notifiable conditions with local medical providers, hospitals, schools, and universities, and other public health stakeholders. Surveillance efforts consist of a systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data needed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.

Surveillance Activities:
  • Serves as an early warning system for impending public health emergencies at the local, state, national, & international level(s);
  • Documents the impact of an intervention, or track progress towards specified goals; and
  • Monitors and clarifies the epidemiology of health problems, to allow priorities to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies.              
              
  MEDICAL PROVIDERS
Health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others are required to report patients who are suspected of having a 
notifiable condition
Chapter 97, Title 25, Texas Administrative Code new window


RESOURCES
Disease Reporting Instructions
   
DSHS Notifiable Conditions

HCHHS Epi-Report Form
*Fax Completed Epi-Report Form to (956) 318-2431


                                  

HIDALGO COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, PHPR
1304 S. 25th Avenue, Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 318-2426