Hennepin County Epidemiology prepares for, prevents, investigates, and mitigates infectious diseases outbreaks. Part of this work involves collecting, organizing and disseminating data that help community members make healthy decisions and respond to communicable diseases.
Hennepin County HIV outbreak
In February 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) declared an HIV outbreak in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. The outbreak is concentrated among people who inject drugs, most of whom are experiencing homelessness or are unstably housed. See below for more information.
Infectious diseases in childcare settings and schools manual
This resource contains technical and parent fact sheets about a variety of infectious diseases, as well as information for disease prevention and control. Information is intended for parents, childcare providers, and school health staff.