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: www.health.state.ga.us
REPORT IMMEDIATELY REPORT WITHIN 7 DAYS
AIDS (see below, to report) legionellosis
any cluster of illnesses aseptic meningitis leptospirosis
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
pertussis REPORT WITHIN 1 MONTH
plague birth defects‡
poliomyelitis (Report electronically or call Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Section, 404-657-6448)
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 http://health.state.ga.us/programs/gccr/reporting.asp)
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
smallpox † Hearing impairment is reportable to the Children 1st Program.
syphilis (congenital & adult) ** HBsAg+ = hepatitis B surface antigen positive.
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 (http://health.state.ga.us/epi/mch/publications.asp).
tularemia ‡ Birth defects are reportable to the Georgia Birth Defects Reporting and Information
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 http://sendss.state.ga.us http://health.state.ga.us/epi/aidsunit.asp 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 (http://health.state.ga.us/epi/disease/report.asp) 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)