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Epidemiology

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.

Disease Reporting

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. 

Disease Information and Fact Sheets

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.

Chickenpox 

Diarrheal Illnesses:

Head Lice

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C 

Influenza

Measles

Meningitis (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, non-infectious)

MRSA

Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Mosquito Borne Illnesses:

Pertussis

Rabies 

Scabies 

Smallpox

Tickborne Illness