District 4’s Epidemiology program is responsible for the surveillance and timely reporting of infectious diseases. For patients, this ensures cases receive the appropriate health care follow-up, and for the greater community, it helps identify outbreaks, provide a better understanding of disease trends and shape public health policy.
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Physicians, Laboratories, and Health Care Providers
Report an infectious disease through one of the following methods:
- Online at SendSS (State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System)
- Complete the Georgia Notifiable Disease/Condition Report Form and submit to District 4 Public Health:
- By mail to any of our county environmental health offices ), marked Attn: Epidemiology.
- By fax to 514.2313 (HIPAA secure line) or to 706.890.2312 (District 4 Epidemiology line)
- Call the 24/7 Emergency Line at 1.866.PUB.HLTH (782.4584)
District 4 Epidemiologists and Disease Case Investigators may call you to investigate several types of infectious diseases, such as:
- Current Outbreaks
- Enteric/Foodborne Illnesses
- Invasive Bacterial Diseases
- Respiratory Diseases
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases
- Viral Hepatitis
- Vector-Borne Infestations