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