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Emerging Health Issues

About this Site

Doctor and Patient

The Iowa Department of Public Health works to protect and promote the health and safety of Iowans from infectious diseases through disease surveillance; investigation of acute outbreaks; education and consultation to county, local, and private health agencies on infectious diseases; immunization and vaccine guidelines; treatment after animal bites; and vaccines for international travel. IDPH routinely monitors more than 45 diseases, as well as unusual occurrences of disease (outbreaks).

This site provides a temporary home for information on new or emerging health issues that are important to the public and to health care professionals. The site navigation on the left of the page contains links to current issues.

Additional information can be found in our News archive.

Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology

The Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology provides consultation to county and local health agencies on diseases requiring public health intervention, collaborates with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by weekly reporting of nationally reportable diseases, and offers health education opportunities through lectures and organizational seminars.

For more information about emerging health issues, contact Polly Carver-Kim at (515) 281-6693

or use the Contact Us system to submit a question online.