Communicable Disease Reporting
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there other conditions, outside of communicable diseases, that must be reported?
A: There are several types of reporting required by law. Among those are birth defects, cancer and lead exposure. For more information on reporting these conditions please refer to the following links:
To report environmental or occupational exposure (Lead, Asbestos, Silicon,etc):
Cases can be reported directly to the Environmental Epidemiology
and Toxicology Division, DSHS, by calling our toll-free number 1 (800)
Case reports can be faxed to (512) 458-7222.
Case reports can be mailed to the Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology Division:
Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology Division
Bureau of Epidemiology
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Steet
Austin, TX 78756
For more information: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/epitox/default.shtm
Q: Where can I learn more about biological agents and symptoms of exposure?
A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information on its website at: http://www.bt.cdc.gov
You can also contact the Brazos County Health Department for times and dates of various educational programs on communicable diseases and bioterrorism. The Emergency Preparedness and Response section of this website has lists of resources and online training available as well. In some cases you can earn continuing education credits for attendence.