NOTIFIABLE DISEASE
                                                                 All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other health care providers are required by law to report
                                                                 patients with the following conditions. Both lab-confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable
                                                                 within the time interval specified below.
                                                                 Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for your patients, helps identify outbreaks,
                                                                 and provides a better understanding of disease trends in Georgia. For the latest information from
                                                                 the DHR, Division of Public Health, visit their web site at:

            REPORT IMMEDIATELY                                                              REPORT WITHIN 7 DAYS
                                                                                 AIDS (see below, to report)                         legionellosis
      any cluster of illnesses                                                   aseptic meningitis                                  leptospirosis
                                                                                 campylobacteriosis                                  listeriosis***
      animal bites
                                                                                 chancroid                                           Lyme disease
      anthrax                                                                    Chlamydia trachomatis (genital                      lymphogranuloma venereum
      all acute arboviral infections:                                               infection)                                       malaria
                                                                                 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease                           methicillin-resistant S. aureus
          -Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
                                                                                    (CJD), suspected cases,                             (community-associated)#
          -LaCrosse Encephalitis (LAC)                                              under age 55                                     mumps
          -St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE)                                          cryptosporidiosis                                   psittacosis
                                                                                 cyclosporiasis                                      Rocky Mountain spotted fever
          -West Nile Virus (WNV)
                                                                                 ehrlichiosis                                        rubella (including congenital)
      botulism                                                                   giardiasis                                          salmonellosis
      brucellosis                                                                gonorrhea                                           shigellosis
                                                                                 HIV (see below, to report)                          streptococcal disease, Group A
                                                                                 hearing impairment (perma-                             or B (invasive)*
      diphtheria                                                                    nent, under age 5)†                              Streptococcus pneumoniae
      E. coli O157:H7                                                            hepatitis B                                            (invasive)*
                                                                                       -acute hepatitis B                                  -report with antibiotic-
      Haemophilus influenzae (invasive)*
                                                                                       -newly identified HBsAg+                         resistance information
      hantavirus pulmonary syndrome                                                 carriers**                                       tetanus
      hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)                                                  -HBsAg+ pregnant women                        toxic shock syndrome
                                                                                 hepatitis C virus infection (past                   toxoplasmosis
      hepatitis A (acute)
                                                                                    or present)                                      typhoid
      measles (rubeola)                                                          influenza-associated death                          Vibrio infections
      meningitis (specify agent)                                                    (under age 18)                                   yersiniosis
                                                                                 lead blood level > 10µg/dL
      meningococcal disease
      pertussis                                                                          REPORT WITHIN 1 MONTH
      plague                                                                     birth defects‡
                                                                                 maternal death##
      poliomyelitis                                                              (Report electronically or call Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Section, 404-657-6448)
      Q fever
      rabies (human & animal)
                                                                                        REPORT WITHIN 4-6 MONTHS
                                                                                 benign brain and central nervous system tumors
      severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)                                   cancer (Refer to the web site
      shiga toxin positive tests                                               Poster Key
                                                                                        Potential agent of bioterrorism.
      S. aureus with vancomycin MIC > 4µg/ml                                      *     Invasive = isolated from blood, bone, CSF, joint, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, or
                                                                                        pleural fluid.
      smallpox                                                                    †     Hearing impairment is reportable to the Children 1st Program.
      syphilis (congenital & adult)                                               **    HBsAg+ = hepatitis B surface antigen positive.
      tuberculosis                                                                ***
                                                                                        L. monocytogenes isolated from any site. Infant mortality is reportable to Vital Records.
                                                                                        Resulting in severe illness or death.
      latent TB infection, under age 5                                            ##    Maternal deaths during pregnancy or within one year of birth are reportable to Mater-
                                                                                        nal and Child Epidemiology (
      tularemia                                                                   ‡     Birth defects are reportable to the Georgia Birth Defects Reporting and Information
                                                                                        System (

To Report Immediately           To Report Within 7 Days                                                     To Report HIV & AIDS
Call:                           Report cases electronically through the State Electronic Notifiable         Complete the CDC form 50.42A (available at
Office of Infectious Diseases   Disease Surveillance System at           or by calling
404-508-7851                    or mail a Notifiable Disease/Condition Report Form #3095                    1-800-827-9769) and mail in an envelope marked
or                              ( in an envelope           CONFIDENTIAL to:
1-866-PUB-HLTH                  marked CONFIDENTIAL to:                                                     Georgia Division of Public Health, Epidemiology Branch
(1-866-782-4584)                DeKalb Health District, Office of Infectious Diseases                       2 Peachtree St. NW, 14th floor - Office 460
                                P.O. Box 987, Decatur, GA 30031                                             Atlanta, GA 30303-3189
                                or Fax to: 404-508-7813

                                           DeKalb Health District | Serving DeKalb county.
Form 3096:3-5 (8-04)

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