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Notifiable Diseases Reporting


The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD), contains the Epidemiology, Immunization, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Disease, and Tuberculosis Divisions. Each division’s short-term goal is to reduce the annual burden of reportable diseases, limit transmission, and prevent future cases through surveillance, investigation, diagnosis, and treatment. The divisions’ long-term goal is the elimination of reportable diseases in Alabama.

DETECT Notifiable Diseases

Decrease Epidemiological Threats with Environmental Controls and Testing

The purpose of DETECT is to reduce the impact of Alabama’s recommendations to contain disease.

To learn more information about notifiable diseases:, DETECT Notifiable Diseases

TEST Notifiable Diseases

Take Epidemiological Specimens Today

The purpose of TEST is to encourage healthcare providers statewide to take and submit more specimens and order the appropriate test to confirm the case as a reportable disease.

To see the preferred test methods and specimen type for each notifiable disease:, TEST Notifiable Diseases.

REPORT Notifiable Diseases

Rules for Every Provider and Organization to Report on Time

The purpose of REPORT is to ensure all reporting organizations understand the Notifiable Diseases Rules and their responsibilities.

In 2014, the Notifiable Diseases Rules were updated to:
  • Immediate, Extremely Urgent must be reported within 4 hours of presumptive diagnosis
  • Immediate, Urgent must be reported with 24 hours of presumptive diagnosis
  • Standard Notification must be reported with 5 days of diagnosis

To report online:, REPORT Notifiable Disease, REPORT Card.

Reporters cannot assume or delegate laboratories to report for them

Laboratories are required to report eletronically to EPI and must include test method and result reference range.

As of December 31, 2014, the Notifiable Disease Rules are updated and consistent with the following:
  • Case Definitions - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Position Statements - Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Definitions and Recommendations
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
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601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
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631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
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