About the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section
Colorado state law requires the Department to monitor, investigate and control the causes of epidemic and communicable diseases affecting the public health in Colorado. The program maintains a state-of-the-art web-based statewide disease reporting system called CEDRS - Colorado Electronic Disease Reporting System. The Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section provides guidance and technical assistance to local health departments.
As part of CDC's Emerging Infections Program (EIP) network, additional activities in the Denver metropolitan area include: 1) determining the population-based incidence and trends of selected invasive bacterial diseases and foodborne/enteric diseases; 2) monitoring influenza-associated hospitalizations; 3) determining risk-factors for selected infections, and 4) evaluating prevention efforts for selected infections.
Touched a spring chick? Wash your hands, they may have Salmonella!
Peep, chirp, quack! Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella. After you touch a chick, duckling, or other baby bird, or anything in the area where they live and roam, WASH YOUR HANDS so you don't get sick!
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