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A list of all Georgia notifiable diseases can be obtained by clicking visiting https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/disease-reporting.

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

Epidemiologists identify diseases that require immediate public health follow-up and intervention to detect changing trends in disease occurrences and identify areas or communities that require public health response as a result of changes identified; assess and evaluate control and prevention interventions. Visit http://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology to learn more about disease surveillance and programs.

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.

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

  • Investigating reports of acute disease cases and disease outbreaks within the community
  • Conduct active and passive surveillance of notifiable diseases within District 2
  • Routine follow-up of communicable disease patients including testing, treatment, and partner services
  • Maintaining disease mortality statistics within District 2
  • 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
  • Provide education and guidance for healthcare professionals, facilities, and patients in the community

DPH Disease Reporting Link: https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/disease-reporting

DPH/District Reporting Contacts: https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/ades-reporting-contacts/download

How to Report Diseases:

To Report Immediately:To Report Within 7 Days:
Phone: 770-519-7661 -OR-
Public Health Line: 1-866-782-4584
Email: dphdistrict2epi@gets.onmicrosoft.com
Fax: 770-535-5848Online through the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SENDSS) https://sendss.state.ga.us/sendss/login.screen