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Bureau of Environmental Health

Food and Waterborne Epidemiological Investigations

William J. Roth, B.S., S.E.O., Bureau Director, Environmental Health, Epidemiological Team Coordinator
Contact Mr. Roth VIA: damumbauer@buckscounty.org

The Department program to protect residents of Bucks County from spread of disease is a cooperative program between the Bureau of Personal Health and the Division of Environmental Sanitation of the Bureau of Environmental Health. An epidemiological team (Epi-Team) comprised of epidemiologists and public health nurses, investigates incidents of reported foodborne and waterborne diseases as well as diseases of unknown causes and situations requiring an immediate response.

The Division of Environmental Sanitation members of the Epi-Team conduct inspections, collect field data, conduct educational meetings, and lend technical expertise. Each district office has an Epi-Team ready to respond to reported food or waterborne disease occurrences. The Division of Environmental Sanitation provides knowledge of current concepts and developments necessary for the prevention and investigation of food or waterborne disease occurrences.