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Disease Reporting

Disease reporting enables public health follow-up for patients and helps identify outbreaks.  This is particularly important to do in a timely way for any disease or condition that may require immediate public health intervention.  Disease reporting also provides a better understanding of disease trends and patterns in Georgia to support program and policy decision-making and resource allocation.  All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other health care providers are required by law (OCGA 31-12-2) to report patients with the conditions listed under Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements. Both laboratory confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable within the specified time interval.

Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements:

How to Report Notifiable Diseases:

To Report Immediately

To Report Within 7 Days

SendSS (State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System)

Notifiable diseases and health conditions can be reported through our electronic disease surveillance system, SendSS.  Register or log-in to submit through SendSS.

Problems Reporting

  • HIV/AIDS
    • Call 1-800-827-9769
  • All other Notifiable Diseases