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The Epidemiology 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.

Epidemiology News

Notifiable Disease Rules Highlights Effective 12/31/14

 Additions

  • Minimum data element to be reported by all reporters also include patient's race, ethnicity, payor source, and the reporter's faciltiy.
  • Laboratories are required to report electronically to EPI and must include test method and result reference range.
  • Report Immediate, Extremely Urgent (4 hours) and Immediate, Urgent (24 hours) diease when "presumptive" diagnosed, not confirmed.
  • ALTs must be reported with all acute hepatitis reports.
  • Reporters cannot assume or delegate laboratories to report for them.

Changes

  • Standard Notification diseases must be reported in 5 days, instead of 7 days.
  • Only report acute hepatitis B and C cases
  • E. Coli, shiga-toxin producing (STEC), legionellosis, and hemolytic syndrome moved to 24-hour notification category.
  • Arboviral disease must include any resulted test, because negative help classify the case.

 Removed

  • Histoplasmosis
  • Encephalitis, viral
  • Toxic shock syndrome

Epidemiology 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.

Bed Bugs

Norovirus

Botulism

Outbreak Investigation Actions

C. diff

PFOS and Fish Consumption Advisory

Childcare Exclusion Supplement

Rabies Flow Chart

E. Coli

Rabies Prophylaxis

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Rabies Prophylaxis Providers

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Spanish

Reduce Mosquitoes 

Food Cross Contamination 

Salmonella

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Scabies

Impetigo

Shigella

Influenza in People and Pigs  

Shingles

Keep Bats Out

Specimen - General Public New!

Legionella

Specimen - Healthcare Provider New!

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus 

Stop Dog Bites

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine 

Tickborne Diseases

Mononucleosis 

Vibriosis 

Additional Resources


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