FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH  at 10 PARK PLACE

ADDRESS:

     10 Park Place South, S.E.

     Atlanta, GA 30303

PHONE:

     404-613-1391

CONFIDENTIAL FAX:

     404-612-3696

EMAIL:
       FCBOH.EPI@fultoncountyga.gov

EPIDEMIOLOGY

The Office of Epidemiology conducts mandated surveillance and reporting of more than 70 notifiable diseases and medical conditions. In addition, this program conducts disease, cluster and outbreak investigations and coordinates appropriate prophylaxis and interventions in many of those diseases as well as any cluster of illness in order to prevent secondary cases. Epidemiology provides consultation and education on these diseases and works with County, City, and State government agencies to enable appropriate public health follow-up for cases, contacts, and healthcare providers.

LIST OF DISEASES

Hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. These three viruses are spread in different ways but cause similar illness. Hepatitis A is an acute illness. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can be either acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) illnesses. The number of acute Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B cases have been declining in the United States, mostly due to the availability of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines. Currently, there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, an estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with chronic Hepatitis B and 3.2 million are living with chronic Hepatitis C. These chronic diseases are more common than HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Epidemiology investigates cases of viral hepatitis to determine the source of infection, risk factors and to refer contacts for prophylaxis.

The link below presents surveillance data on Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections in Fulton County from 2010 – 2015. Please click here for general hepatitis information

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
Chronic Disease Data

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SURVEILANCE

SURVEILLANCE TEAMS

Foodborne - includes Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter

Healthcare-Associated Infections - includes central line-associated infections, surgical site infections, MRSA, and Clostridium difficile

Invasive Bacterial Diseases - includes Meningococal meningitis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae

Outbreak Investigations

Respiratory Diseases - includes influenza, RSV, and Pandemic Influenza

Vaccine Preventable- includes Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, etc.

Viral Hepatitis - includes Hepatitis A, B and C

Zoonotic/Vector-Borne/Infestations - includes Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, Rabies, Head Lice and Bed Bugs

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