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About Us

The mission of the Zoonotic Disease Program (ZDP) is to prevent and control diseases transmissible from animals (including mosquitoes and other vectors) to humans.  ZDP staff work with our local health department partners and other agencies and organizations throughout the state to:

  • Conduct surveillance of animal reservoirs and disease vectors.
  • Investigate zoonotic diseases and conditions in humans.
  • Carry out disease interventions and educational initiatives.
  • Provide consultations to animal and human health professionals.

Our staff consists of epidemiologists, entomologists, and a public health veterinarian.

Please contact us if you require assistance on zoonotic diseases or issues:

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Zoonotic Disease Program
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: (614) 752-1029
Fax: (614) 564-2437
E-mail: Zoonoses@odh.ohio.gov