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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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NOTE: Prior to shipping you must call 512-776-7676 and speak with the epidemiologist for Amebic Meningitis/Encephalitis in the Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch (EAIDB) of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Instructions for submitting photos through DPDx are available at the DPDx Contact Us page.

For additional information about specimen submission and shipping contact the DSHS Medical Parasitology Team at

Last updated March 1, 2021