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

Mumps Health Advisory (5/24/2017)

FDA warns Americans about risk of inaccurate results from certain lead tests

Mumps Health Advisory (04/12/2017)                                                                                                                

Mumps Health Advisory (11/30/2016)   FAQs about Mumps


Texas Flu Information and CDC Flu Information

Flu Reporting Forms

2016-2017 Weekly Flu Activity

West Nile Virus

FAQs about WNV


New Reports

December 2016 - February 2017

Trended Health Report - Addendum to 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (version 9/2016)

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment 76706 Zip Code Area

Quarterly Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness Reports

Annual Reports on Communicable Disease McLennan County

Communicable Disease Morbidity Data for McLennan County

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.


Disease Reporting Forms/Information

Infectious Diseases A-Z (DSHS)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention