|Our division creates workable plans for any event that would involve a health reponse. According to Annex H of the county emergency plan, the health district is responsible for the coordination of all medical activities and the maintenance of the public's health. Our plans include a bioterrorism plan, Strategic National Stockpile receiving and distribution plan, Smallpox event plan, pandemic plan and an all-hazards plan.|
Our epidemiologist pays close attention to the disease situation in Brazos County in order to catch any anomalous events.
ESSENCE (Electronic Surveillance System for the Eary Notification of Community-based Epidemics) IV - We were the first county in Texas to have this system up and running. Designed for the Department of Defense, this system uses chief complaint information from emergency rooms and urgent care facilities to catch possible disease outbreaks in their earliest forms.