Infectious Diseases and Public Health Response

Infectious Diseases

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We work to detect, investigate, control and prevent infectious diseases and disease outbreaks. Communicable Disease staff collects, analyzes and reports infectious disease data, and provides public health consultation and education for health care providers and the public.

Public Health Response


El Paso County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPCPH EPR) is responsible for preparing for and responding to emergency situations. EPR develops plans for emergency responses, provides training, and collaborates with governmental partners, nonprofit organizations, and private sectors.