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Communicable Disease Information

The Disease Control division at the Chicago Department of Public Health works to protect the public from infectious diseases including vaccine-preventable diseases, Tuberculosis, food-borne illness and other communicable diseases.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) performs surveillance to detect trends and assess the public health impact of communicable diseases, monitors the occurrence of infectious diseases and develops strategies for preventing and controlling disease. In addition, CDPH conducts communicable disease investigations, implements control measures, and responds to Public Health emergencies. CDPH educates individuals, communities, health care providers, the media and policy makers to enhance disease prevention and control efforts.  Learn more about communicable disease services.

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