The Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE)

What is the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology?

CADE is a bureau within the Division of Acute Disease Prevention, Emergency Response, & Environmental Health and works to protect and preserve 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.

The center also 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.

Disease Reporting

Diseases can be reported through the following:

  • Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS)
  • Secure Fax:  (515)281-5698
  • Phone: 1-800-362-2736
  • Mail

Lucas State Office Building

321 E. 12th St.

Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Disease Information

CADE routinely monitors over 45 diseases as well as unusual occurrences of disease (outbreaks).

Click here to find information on specific diseases.

Order Printed Materials

Complete this form and submit to CADE.  Your order should arrive within two weeks.  

IDPH CADE Materials order form  PDF


Iowa Acute Disease Monthly Report 

Quarterly Reports

Current Annual Report of Iowa Notifiable and Other Diseases

Past Annual Reports

Additional Resources



Skin infection resources for schools:

(515) 242-5935  |  1(800) 362-2736  |  Submit questions online at "Contact Us"