The Epidemiology and Disease Intervention team investigates outbreaks of communicable diseases to reduce transmission of illness within the community and provides resources to partners on disease control and mitigation.
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An outbreak is defined as a sudden increase in disease occurrence that exceeds the expected amount of illness within a population.
Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites that can spread to other humans and animals through a variety of different vectors or vehicles.
Case reporting represents laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of selected communicable diseases reportable to public health among residents living in Denver County, Colorado. DDPHE Epidemiology and Disease Intervention Program investigates cases of over 40 different types of communicable diseases.
Our resources include valuable information and guidance on understanding and preventing the spread of diseases.
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