Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program

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The mission of the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program is to prevent illness, disability, and death in Connecticut residents caused by infectious diseases. The Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program accomplishes its mission by conducting surveillance for more than 50 infectious diseases of public health importance, investigating disease outbreaks, epidemiologic studies of emerging infectious diseases, training, and public education programs to develop, evaluate, and promote prevention and control strategies for infectious diseases.  Program staff work in partnership with medical practitioners, local and federal public health officials, other state agencies, medical and public health professional associations, infectious disease experts from academic and clinical practice, and public service organizations.


Programs of Interest

Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs)

Foodborne Pathogens Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)

Influenza Surveillance and Statistics

Lyme Disease


Tick-borne Diseases


Topics of Interest


Reporting of Diseases, Emergency Illnesses and Health Conditions, and Laboratory Findings

Infectious Diseases Statistics

Infectious & Vaccine Preventable Diseases Fact Sheets

The Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter


Other Information


Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2016

Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2013 

Foodborne Outbreaks

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Legionella Bacteria in Buildings- What Schools Need to Know About Testing for Legionella

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006  (PDF - CDC)

Public Act 15-242 Section 33. A Report to the Joint Standing Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly Having Cognizance of Matters Relating to Public Health. Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Originating from Public Eating Places.

Reporting forms for healthcare practitioners and laboratorians

Travelers' Health Information (CDC)


Other Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Yale School of Public Health, Emerging Infections Program



To contact the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program please call 860-509-7994.