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Notice to Readers: Pre-Beta Version of Open Source Epi Info Released

CDC has released a pre-beta version of the Epi Info™ Community Edition for developers and information technology professionals who wish to contribute enhancements and features. This release represents the beginning of a rewrite of the Epi Info suite of tools into the development environment. CDC is emphasizing increased collaboration and open development methods to increase the pace of innovation in public health informatics. The transition to open source is expected to benefit the global community by enabling Epi Info projects to receive broader, worldwide participation and open collaboration.

Epi Info Community Edition and its source code are available at This release includes support for the nonproprietary database format, MySQL, compatible on Windows and Linux operating systems, and the more common formats of Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. A stable distribution of Epi Info Version 3.5.1 remains available at Additional information about either distribution is available via the Epi Info help desk at

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