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Notifiable Diseases Reporting


Effective April 14, 2024, the Notifiable Disease Rules have been updated. Please review the link below for the list of conditions mandatory reporters must report to public health.
Notifiable Diseases

To report a notifiable disease/condition, please submit a
Communicable Disease Report Card

Communicable Disease Report Card


The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD), contains the Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks, Immunization, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 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.

The DETECT, TEST, and REPORT or DTR Notifiable Diseases awareness campaign emphasizes different disease control actions needed to reduce the impact of Alabama's reportable diseases and create a robust notifiable disease system.

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. Reporters cannot assume or delegate laboratories to report on their behalf. To report an Immediate, Urgent, or Standard Notification Notifiable Disease, please submit a Communicable Disease REPORT Card.

DETECT Notifiable Diseases

Decrease Epidemiological Threats with Environmental Controls and Testing

The purpose of DETECT is to reduce the impact of Alabama’s Notifiable Diseases through surveillance, investigation, and recommendations to contain disease.

To learn more information about notifiable diseases, please go to:

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 learn more about the preferred test methods and specimen type for each notifiable disease, please go to:
To learn more about case definitions and laboratory criteria requirements, please go to:


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.

To learn more about requirements to report a notifiable disease, please go to:

Laboratories are required to report electronically to ADPH and must include test method and result reference range.

To review Alabama’s Notifiable Diseases Rules, please go to:
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