Epidemiology is the study of prevalence, distribution, and causes of disease and conditions that affect the overall health of the population. In short, epidemiology is the study of disease in a population.
Ways to Stop the Spread of Disease
There are many ways you can help control the spread of disease in the community, including:
The Riley County Health Department has both active and passive surveillance capabilities; with the help of community partners, including medical providers, schools, and other healthcare facilities, RCHD surveils the overall health of the population.