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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

  • The Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division has the DETECT, TEST and REPORT Notifiable Diseases awareness campaign to determine Alabama's true disease burden.
  • For healthcare providers interested in Ebola or other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, see Serious Infectious Disease Network (SIDN).
  • Physicians, dentists, nurses, medical examiners, hospital administrators, nursing home administrators, lab directors, school principals, and day care directors are responsible for reporting Notifiable Diseases in Alabama. To report an Immediate Urgent or Standard Notification Notifiable Disease, please submit a REPORT for Reportable Disease/Conditions.

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: April 19, 2024