Disease Prevention & Control

Disease Prevention and Control (DP&C) works to prevent and control infectious (communicable) diseases through ongoing public health measures such as the following:

  • Communicable disease investigations
  • Education
  • Infectious diseases information and resources
  • Monitoring infectious disease occurrences
  • Outbreak planning / disaster response
  • Refugee health screening
  • TB control
  • Vaccination (see Immunizations Program)

How to report

  • A disease or possible outbreak: Call Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) at 1-651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414. (available 24/7)
  • A suspected foodborne illness: Call MDH Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-651-201-5655 or 1-877-FOODILL (366-3455)