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Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks

The Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks (ID&O) Division's mission is to protect the residents of Alabama and prevent illness by monitoring and investigating infectious (e.g., Salmonella, influenza, and hepatitis), zoonotic (e.g., rabies, spotted fever rickettsiosis, and West Nile fever), and environmental (e.g., Legionnaires's disease, chemical and toxin) diseases, conditions, and exposures.

Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Partners

The Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division, in cooperation with the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL), Bureau of Information Technology (BIT), and Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), strive to:

  • Provide a statewide network of disease surveillance for early detection and timely response to disease threats
  • Conduct investigations of infectious disease outbreaks
  • Implement plans to reduce the occurrence of infectious diseases
  • Provide technical expertise, consultation, and assistance to healthcare professionals, institutions, and communities throughout the state
  • Protect citizens from diseases caused by environmental contaminants through education

Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks News

Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Fast Fact Flyers

These flyers are easy to read and generally one-page education for students, parents, and patients to learn more about notifiable diseases, outbreaks, and cases of public health importance.

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Page last updated: June 7, 2023