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The overall objectives of the Bureau of Epidemiology are to reduce communicable/infectious disease outbreaks and provide systematic and ongoing collection, analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of epidemiologic data.

The Bureau of Epidemiology collaborates with local health departments, private healthcare providers, the Utah Public Health Laboratory and other partners to conduct disease investigations and surveillance of infectious diseases that are reportable in Utah. The Bureau has the capacity to respond to events such as bioterrorism threats or an influenza pandemic.