Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health events in a human population.

The Epidemiology section of District 2 is responsible for surveillance and investigations of notifiable diseases.  As required by GA Law 31-12-2, all Georgia physicians, laboratories and other health care providers should report patients with a notifiable disease to their County Health Department, or District Office. 

A list of all Georgia notifiable diseases can be obtained by clicking here. Notifiable Diseases Poster

Key activities of The Epidemiology Department include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigating reports of disease outbreaks within the community
  • Routine follow-up of communicable disease patients
  • Maintaining District 2 disease mortality statistics
  • Responding to disease statistics request from the private and public sector
  • Linkage of Health Department patients with specialized medical providers
  • Coordination with other Public Health sections such as Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Health.