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DETECT Notifiable Diseases

The DETECT (Decrease Epidemiological Threats with Environmental Controls and Testing), TEST (Take Epidemiological Specimens Today), and REPORT (Rules for Every Provider and Organization to Report on Time) or DTR Notifiable Diseases awareness campaign emphasizes different disease control actions needed to reduce the impact of Alabama's reportable diseases and create a robust notifiable disease system.

DETECT Notifiable Diseases involves surveillance, investigation, and recommendations for reportable diseases. Public health surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection (i.e., reported by providers or electronic lab systems), analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data about a health-related event to reduce morbidity and mortality and to improve health. Public health recommendations are given to stop the transmission and to prevent further disease in the population.

DETECT Education Resources

Below are the Alabama Notifiable Diseases and a link to basic information about each disease.

Immediate, Extremely Urgent - Diseases/Conditions

(Notify ADPH within 4 hours of presumptive diagnosis or laboratory test result)

Immediate, Urgent - Diseases/Conditions

(Notify ADPH within 24 hours of presumptive diagnosis or laboratory test result)

Standard - Diseases/Conditions

(Notify ADPH within 3 days of diagnosis, unless otherwise noted)

Terroristic Agents = Select Agents and Toxins List

Designated Sexually Transmitted Diseases by the State Board of Health

Detection from a normally sterile body site (e.g., blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or less commonly joint, pleural, or pericardial fluid)

Reportable within 30 days of diagnosis or associated laboratory test


Page last updated: May 20, 2024