Communicable Diseases

The mission of the Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD) is to prevent and control designated communicable diseases and illness in Alabama. BCD consists of the following divisions:

Report Infectious Diseases

Effective 12/31/14, the Notifiable Disease Rules (Chapter 420-4-1) have been updated, please review to ensure you comply with them. A Synopsis of the Rules Revisions is available for easy reference.

To report a 4-hour "presumptive" infectious disease, call 1-800-338-8374.

To report a 24-hour "presumptive" or 5-day standard disease, complete the appropriate online report card:

List of Alabama Notifiable Diseases and Conditions

This list of Alabama Notifiable Diseases and Conditions contains the names of the diseases and conditions, the Public Health division to notify, the required notification time frame, and a link to information related to investigations and cases for each disease and condition.

Notifiable Disease

ADPH Division to Notify

Required Time to Notify ADPH

Anaplasmosis

ID&O

5-day

Anthrax, Human

ID&O

4-hour

Arboviral diseases (includes West Nile virus, Zika virus, and other Arboviral diseases)

ID&O

5-day

Babesiosis

ID&O

5-day

Botulism

ID&O

4-hour

Brucellosis

ID&O

24-hour

Campylobacteriosis

ID&O

5-day

Chancroid

STD

5-day

Chlamydia trachomatis infection

STD

5-day

Cholera

ID&O

24-hour

Cryptosporidiosis

ID&O

5-day

Dengue virus infection

ID&O

5-day

Diphtheria

IMM

24-hour

E. coli, shiga-toxin producing (STEC)

ID&O

24-hour

Ehrlichiosis

ID&O

5-day

Giardiasis

ID&O

5-day

Gonorrhea

STD

5-day

Haemophilus influenzae, invasive disease

IMM

24-hour

Hansen's disease (Leprosy)

ID&O

5-day

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), post-diarrheal

ID&O

24-hour

Hepatitis A

IMM

24-hour

Hepatitis B, acute

IMM

5-day

Hepatitis C, acute

STD

5-day

HIV infection

HIV/AIDS

5-day

Influenza-associated pediatric mortality

ID&O

5-day

Legionellosis

ID&O

24-hour

Leptospirosis

ID&O

5-day

Listeriosis

ID&O

5-day

Lyme Disease

ID&O

5-day

Malaria

ID&O

5-day

Measles (Rubeola)

IMM

24-hour

Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis)

IMM

24-hour

Mumps

IMM

5-day

Novel influenza A virus infection

ID&O

24-hour

Outbreaks of any kind

HIV/AIDS | ID&O | IMM | STD | TB

24-hour

Perinatal HIV Exposure (<18 months of age)

STD

5-day

Pertussis

IMM

24-hour

Plague

ID&O

4-hour

Poliomyelitis, paralytic

IMM

4-hour

Poliovirus infection, nonparalytic

IMM

24-hour

Psittacosis

ID&O

5-day

Q Fever

ID&O

5-day

Rabies, human and animal

ID&O

24-hour

Rubella

IMM

24-hour

Salmonellosis

ID&O

5-day

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-associated
Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)

ID&O

4-hour

Shigellosis

ID&O

5-day

Smallpox

ID&O

4-hour

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis

ID&O

5-day

Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-intermediate (VISA)

ID&O

5-day

Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-resistant (VRSA)

ID&O

5-day

Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive disease

ID&O

5-day

Syphilis

STD

5-day

Tetanus

IMM

5-day

Trichinellosis (Trichinosis)

ID&O

5-day

Tuberculosis

TB

24-hour

Tularemia

ID&O

4-hour

Typhoid fever

ID&O

24-hour

Varicella

IMM

5-day

Vibriosis

ID&O

5-day

Viral hemorrhagic fever

ID&O

4-hour

Yellow fever

ID&O

24-hour

 

BCD News Releases

Link to BCD News Releases

Link to BCD News Archive 

Resources

CDC offers free CE for their Clinician Outreach Communication Activity (COCA) Conference Call.

Link to Archive Page


Page last updated: October 31, 2017