Epidemiology & Disease

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Public health epidemiologists provide information and consultation to control communicable diseases and investigate acute disease outbreaks. They also conduct surveillance of many reportable diseases, gather and analyze disease statistics for Ramsey County. 

Disease information

Information about a variety of infectious diseases and conditions.

Infectious disease manual

The manual is used to inform childcare providers, parents, and school health staff about specific infectious disease problems they may encounter in childcare settings or schools. The manual is designed to provide specific disease prevention and control guidelines.

Ramsey County disease statistics

Disease reports provide final numbers, rates and trends for selected reportable disease among Ramsey County residents.​

Report infectious disease

Physicians, health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances, veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories are required by law to report certain infectious diseases to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

Report illness caused by contaminated food or water

Foodborne or waterborne illness should be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL or 1-877-366-3455