The Epidemiology program is responsible for the surveillance of reportable communicable diseases—other than sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. To help protect the health of Marion County residents and visitors, the health professionals on the epidemiology team:
- Investigate, intervene, monitor, and coordinate reporting of communicable diseases that occur in Marion County.
- Identify the source of an agent, identify the mode and time of transmission, identify other persons who may have been exposed, and institute prompt action to prevent the spread of disease.
- Provide education and consultation on infectious diseases to professional providers, community groups, and the general public.