PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

Epidemiology

About

Epidemiology is a branch of science that deals with the study of the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population.The Epidemiology Program at WMCPHD works to protect and promote the health of the residents of McLennan County. 

WMCPHD Epidemiologists:

•Handle reportable diseases and conditions
•Maintain accurate morbidity data for the county
•Actively investigate unusual occurrences of disease to promote prevention of further disease outbreaks.
•Monitor and assess the county to create a profile of chronic disease issues within McLennan County.

Disease Reporting Form List of Notifiable Conditions

Health Alerts/ Advisories                                                                                                   

Influenza

2017-18 Flu Activity in McLennan County

2017-18 Flu Activity in Texas 

2017-18 Flu Activity in the United States

Influenza Information for Healthcare Providers 

Flu Reporting Forms

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines, 2017-18

2017-18 Summary of Recommendations

Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2017-2018 Influenza Season

Flu Overview

How to prevent the flu

Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines

PDF Flyer - Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu

Flu Symptoms and Diagnosis 

People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications

Reports

Quarterly Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness Reports

Contact The Epidemiology Department at 254-750-5775 for previous years' reports

Annual Reports on Communicable Disease McLennan County

Contact The Epidemiology Department at 254-750-5775 for previous years' reports

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Healthy Eating and Active Living Reports

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment: 76706 Zip Code Area

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment: 76704 Zip Code Area

Greater Waco Food Environment Study 2014

School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN) 2008 Results for McLennan County

Tobacco-Related Reports

McLennan County Worksite Tobacco Survey Report 2013

McLennan County Worksite Tobacco Survey Report 2015 - Follow Up

Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA)

Waco-McLennan County 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

Waco-McLennan County 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

Waco-McLennan County 2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

Waco-McLennan County 2006 Community Health Needs Assessment

Other Reports

A Public Health Report on Injuries Related to the West (Texas) Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Data Requests

Data Request Form

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program 

The WMCPHD's Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program works to identify and treat infants born to HBV-infected mothers in an effort to prevent perinatally acquired infection. Click here for more information. For reporting click here.

USEFUL LINKS

Disease Reporting Forms/Information

Infectious Diseases A-Z (DSHS)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention