The Iowa Department of Public Health works to protect and promote 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. IDPH routinely monitors more than 45 diseases, as well as unusual occurrences of disease (outbreaks).
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