Zoonotic and Vectorborne Diseases

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)


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. 


Environmental Health

Georgia's Environmental Health Program can assist with vector identification and infestations in Georgia. Please visit the following page for more information.


Page last updated 07/05/2023