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The mission of the Epidemiology Division is to protect the residents of Alabama through constant monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of communicable, zoonotic, and environmentally-related human diseases.

Epidemiology News

  • The Epidemiology Division has launched DETECT, TEST and REPORT Notifiable Diseases awareness campaign to determine Alabama's true disease burden. For healthcare providers interested in Ebola, see ADPH Healthcare Providers and ADPH ALERT/HAN.
  • 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 Card.
  • If you are a healthcare provider and would like to report adult lead exposure, please complete an ABLES Investigation Response Form. To learn more about Management Guidelines for Blood Lead Levels in Adults.
  • EV-D68 - For healthcare providers who have a patient who died and tested positive for enterovirus and/or rhinovirus, ADPH requests a specimen be submitted to test for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Alabama and complete Patient Summary Form and contact Epidemiology at 1-800-338-8374. Patients who test positive for enterovirus may need to read Enterovirus D68 Flyer.
  • For healthcare providers who have a patient with Acute Neurologic Illness, please complete the Patient Summary Form and contact Epidemiology at 1-800-338-8374.
  • Chikunguya - If a healthcare provider suspects a patient to have chikungunya with recent travel history, please see West Nile.

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



Outbreak Investigation Actions

C. diff

PFOS and Fish Consumption Advisory

E. Coli

Rabies Flow Chart

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Rabies Prophylaxis

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Spanish New!

Rabies Prophylaxis Providers

Food Cross Contamination

Reduce Mosquitoes

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease 




Influenza in People and Pigs


Keep Bats Out

Shingles New!


Stop Dog Bites

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

Tickborne Diseases

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine



Additional Resources

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