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

2018-19 Flu Activity in McLennan County

2018-19 Flu Activity in Texas 

2018-19 Flu Activity in the United States

Influenza Information for Healthcare Providers 

2018-19 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