Epidemiology is one of the building blocks of Public Health. Epidemiology examines the causes, effects, and patterns of disease within a population.
To report a suspected outbreak please complete the Suspected Outbreak Reporting Form.
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For conditions required to be reported to VDH and reporting regulations please visit the clinician’s reporting page clinician’s reporting page
To report a communicable disease to the Health Department electronically, please submit the report via VDH’s Confidential Morbidity Report Portal (Epi-1):
To submit a request for a patient to be tested for Zika infection by public health, please click here and complete the testing request survey. Testing requests will only be accepted by the health department if they are made by the physician or the physician’s office on behalf of their patient. If you are a patient and would like to be tested for Zika, please contact your physician.
Dr. Ovidiu Cotea
Phone: (540) 322-5880