Special Pathogens

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Special pathogens present unique public health concerns as they are highly infectious, contagious and can be fatal. Special pathogens may result in high cost to individuals, healthcare systems and society in general. Please use and share the following resources compiled by CDPHE’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response.


Visit the Ebola Virus Disease webpage for disease specific information.



Resources for hospitals

Resources for public health officials and healthcare coalitions

Resources for emergency managers

Resources for first responders

For questions regarding resources, to have a speaker present at your organization, for additional support or to provide resources to this page, please contact the HPP Special Pathogens Coordinator.