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Epidemiology
Overview
Epidemiology services include disease surveillance, investigations, data analysis, and health education in Joplin City and Jasper County. Joseph T Njenga

Disease Surveillance
Disease surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of health related data in order to detect, prevent, and control health problems in the community. The Joplin Health Department conducts disease surveillance from local surveillance sites that include hospitals, community clinics, schools, etc..

Disease Reporting and Investigation
Reporting and investigations play a pivotal role in disease prevention and control. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) maintains a list of reportable diseases and conditions that are, by law, required to be reported to the local health department by health care providers using a CD-1 form. DHSS provides a detailed communicable disease reference manual of all diseases and conditions reportable in Missouri. After a notifiable disease is reported, disease investigation is conducted in order to ensure that all necessary control measures are undertaken.

To learn more about disease reporting, contact Joplin Health Department at (417) 623-6122

Diseases Newsletters & Reports
The Joplin Health Department compiles local communicable disease newsletters and reports. Click here to access the reports or contact us at 417-623-6122 for more information.

Public Health Education & Training
The Joplin Health Department's communicable diseases health professionals offer health education to various audiences in the community. For more information about communicable diseases trainings, contact the Joplin Health Department at (417) 623-6122.