Zoonotic and Vectorborne Diseases

Mission

The mission of the Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease (ZVBD) Team is to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data on zoonotic, vector-borne diseases, and infestations among Georgians. Information gathered is used to design control and prevention measures, evaluate public health interventions' effectiveness, and improve services to at-risk populations.

 

Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic diseases (also called zoonoses) are diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans. Please visit the following pages for additional information on some zoonotic diseases investigated in Georgia.

 

Vectorborne Diseases

Vectorborne diseases are transmitted to humans or other animals by an insect, or another arthropod is called a vector-borne disease. Vectors of human disease in Georgia are typically mosquitoes or ticks. Please see the following pages for more information.

 

Contact DPH Epidemiology

For questions about disease surveillance contact public health.

Epidemiology Main Line:  (404) 657-2588

Fax:  (404) 657-2608

24/7 Reporting Line:  1-866-PUB-HLTH (+1 866-782-4584)

Page last updated 11/17/2022