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 National Parks. We work from a One Health perspective, recognizing that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all related. We use an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on medical, veterinary, public health, and environmental science to try and ensure the health and safety for all who visit and work in the parks. And we work in collaboration with many others, including local and state and territorial health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while promoting the mission of the NPS to preserve our natural and cultural resources and values.
  
  

Know the facts about disease prevention.

Know the facts about disease prevention.

Learn more about diseases that may be encountered in the Parks and how to prevent them.

Report disease transmission.

Report disease transmission.

Learn how to report disease transmission in the Parks.

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Contact us.

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Last updated: June 7, 2018