Epidemiology is a branch of science that deals with the study of the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population. The Epidemiology Division works to protect and promote the health of the residents of McLennan County.
- 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.
Please report any notifiable conditions for the 24/7 disease reporting number: (254)750-5411 and/or fax forms: (254)750-5405
For more information on disease reporting, please visit our Disease Reporting Page.
Nursing staff are available to help monitor and track communicable diseases reported in McLennan County. The department is trained to respond quickly to prevent potential communicable disease outbreaks by holding on-site immunization clinics, providing medications or simply providing education and training on how to prevent further spread of a disease.
Influenza - Local Flu Information
The Health District receives reports from hospitals, clinics, laboratories, school, nursing homes, and other healthcare partners on the number of flu and flu-like illnesses on a weekly basis year-round. This information is calculated and reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Please visit our Influenza page for local flu information.
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
The Waco McLennan County Public Health District'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(PDF, 36KB) for more information. For reporting click here(PDF, 27KB).
Healthy Eating and Active Living Reports
Texas Healthy Communities Assessment: 76704, 76705, 76706 Zip Code Area(PDF, 556KB)
Texas Healthy Communities Assessment: 76706 Zip Code Area(PDF, 549KB)
Texas Healthy Communities Assessment: 76704 Zip Code Area(PDF, 612KB)
Greater Waco Food Environment Study 2014(PDF, 263KB)
School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN) 2008 Results for McLennan County
McLennan County Worksite Tobacco Survey Report 2013(PDF, 180KB)
McLennan County Worksite Tobacco Survey Report 2015 - Follow Up(PDF, 216KB)
A Public Health Report on Injuries Related to the West (Texas) Fertilizer Plant Explosion(PDF, 664KB)
Data Request Form(PDF, 155KB)