What is the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology?
CADE is a bureau within the Division of Acute Disease Prevention and Emergency Response and works to protect and preserve the health and safety of Iowans from infectious diseases through disease surveillance; investigation of acute outbreaks; education and consultation to county, local, and private health agencies on infectious diseases; immunization and vaccine guidelines; treatment after animal bites; and vaccines for international travel.
The center also provides consultation to county and local health agencies on diseases requiring public health intervention, collaborates with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by weekly reporting of nationally reportable diseases, and offers health education opportunities through lectures and organizational seminars.
CADE routinely monitors over 45 diseases as well as unusual occurrences of disease (outbreaks).
Click here to find information on specific diseases.
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