Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) works to protect and preserve 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.

The center also provides consultation to county and local health agencies on diseases requiring public health intervention, collaborates with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by weekly reporting of nationally reportable diseases, and offers health education opportunities through lectures and organizational seminars.

Epi Update

Weekly newsletter from CADE and Iowa HHS. To receive the Epi Update, please call Shawnice Cameron at 1-800-362-2736 or Click to Subscribe to the Epi Update

Current Issue

Epi Update for Friday, November 17, 2023

  • Congenital syphilis increases in the U.S. and Iowa
  • CDC: High blood lead levels in children consuming recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches
  • Cooking for large groups

Archive Issues

Older editions of the Epi Update can be found at the State Library of Iowa: Iowa Publications Online.

Disease Reporting

Diseases can be reported through the Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS)

Disease Information

CADE routinely monitors more than 45 diseases as well as unusual occurrences of disease (outbreaks). Find information on specific diseases.

Order Printed Materials

Complete the Iowa HHS CADE materials order form and submit to CADE.  Your order should arrive within two weeks.

Historical Case Count Report

Additional reports are available on Iowa Publications Online.

Center for Acute Disease Data and Reports

Center for Acute Disease Data and Reports weeks 1-44 graph

CADE Epidemiologist Coverage by County