Clayton County’s Epidemiology program is responsible for the surveillance and timely reporting of infectious diseases. For patients, this ensures cases receive the appropriate health care follow-up, and for the greater community, it helps identify outbreaks, provide a better understanding of disease trends and shape public health policy.
Click here to sign up for our quarterly epidemiology newsletter.
Physicians, Laboratories, and Health Care Providers
Report an infectious disease through one of the following methods:
- Online at SendSS (State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System)
- Complete the Georgia Notifiable Disease/Condition Report Form and submit to Clayton County Health District:
- By mail to our Office of Environmental Services, marked Attn: Epidemiology.
- By fax to 514.2313 (HIPAA secure line) or to 770.603.4875 (Clayton County Epidemiology line)
- Call the 24/7 Emergency Line at 1.866.PUB.HLTH (782.4584)
Epidemiology helps control several types of infectious diseases, such as:
- Current Outbreaks
- Enteric/Foodborne Illnesses
- Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Invasive Bacterial Diseases
- Respiratory Diseases
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases
- Viral Hepatitis
- Vector-Borne Infestations
Click here to understand how we investigate outbreaks.