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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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Epidemiology and Disease Control Services


The Epidemiology (Epi) department seeks out and investigates pox, pestilence, plagues, and pandemics; in short, it is the disease control arm of the Florida Department of Health in Lee County.

We investigate diseases from “A” (animal bites for rabies) to “Z” (zoonotic disease that animals may pass on to humans). Along the way we investigate red tide, shell fish poisoning, terrorist activity, mosquito borne diseases and 98 other state and federal reportable diseases.

List of Florida Reportable Diseases

Disease Report Form (Physicians)

Animal Bite Report Form and Case Report

Contact Us – link to staff contact list