Illness & Disease
Illness and Disease
Epidemiology, Studying and Reporting the Spread of Disease
Epidemiology is the study of the incidence, distribution and control of disease in a population. THD epidemiologists work to prevent the spread of diseases by identifying their causes and risk factors. Their efforts provide the foundation for developing public policy and regulations regarding disease prevention.
Click here for disease reporting rules.
Health care providers and laboratories click here for information on how to report diseases.
Diseases can be reported by contacting the Oklahoma State Department of Health at 405-271-4060. For questions about diseases or to speak with a Tulsa Health Department epidemiologist, please call us at 918-595-4441 during business days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For afterhours, weekends and holidays, please leave a message at 918-595-4399 and someone will return your call the next business day.
The Tulsa Health Department investigates and provides information on the many diseases and conditions affecting our population. Some of the diseases described below are frequently seen in the community. Others may occur sporadically or have never been seen but have the potential to occur.
- C. Difficile
- E. coli | E. coli Fact Sheet (Engish) | E. coli Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- Shigella | Shigella Fact Sheet (English)
- West Nile Virus | West Nile Virus Fact Sheet (English) | West Nile Virus Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- Yellow Fever