The Disease Prevention and Response (Epidemiology) branch within the National Park Service Office of Public Health works to prevent, detect, and respond to disease transmission within the Parks. We apply a One Health perspective and view human, animal, and environmental health holistically. We also work in collaboration with many others, including state and local health departments and the CDC.
Concerns about disease transmission should be reported to a park ranger, who can contact their NPS public health consultant. For rare or serious diseases, illness that involve multiple people, or wildlife encounters of concern (such as bites, scratches, or attacks), please also contact us directly.
Disease Prevention and Response
1849 C. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Last updated: June 10, 2018