ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Office of Border Health

Border Infectious Disease Surveillance (BIDS)

BIDS Background

The BIDS project originally began with nine clinical facilities in four geographically grouped sister cities along the US-Mexico border region, shown in the figure below.


  • 2000-present—BIDS has been building an active surveillance system with a network of sentinel sites along the U.S.-Mexico border region
  • 1999—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mexican Secretariat de Salud, and border health officials collaboratively began the development of the BIDS project.
  • 1997—The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the United States-Mexico Border Health Association passed resolutions to support surveillance of infectious diseases along the US-Mexico border region.