EPIDEMIOLOGY | INFECTIOUS DISEASE - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

Epidemiology is the who, what, when, where, why, and how of diseases.

The Epidemiology/Infectious Disease Department provides infectious disease investigation, management, education, and prevention services to the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties. We consistently provide up-to-date information to state officials, media partners, schools and community leaders about potential epidemics in an effort to reduce their spread.  CDPH is the direct point of contact for local disease control. Our staff keeps the community safe from all types of outbreaks and infections daily, tracking the source, preventing or reducing the spread, and providing medical referrals.

The Georgia Department of Public Health, under the legal authority of OCGA 31-12-2 “is empowered to declare certain diseases, injuries, and conditions to be diseases requiring notice and to require the reporting thereof to the county board of health and the department in a manner and at such times as may be prescribed. The department shall require that such data be supplied as are deemed necessary and appropriate for the prevention of certain diseases, injuries, and conditions as are determined by the department. All such reports and data shall be deemed confidential and shall not be open to inspection by the public; provided, however, the department may release such reports and data in statistical form or for valid research purposes.

A health care provider, coroner, or medical examiner shall report to the department and the county board of health all known or presumptively diagnosed cases of persons harboring any illness or health condition that may be caused by bioterrorism, epidemic or pandemic disease, or novel and highly fatal infectious agents or toxins and that may pose a substantial risk of a public health emergency. Reportable illnesses and conditions include, without limitation, diseases caused by biological agents listed at 42 C.F.R. Part 72, app. A (2000) and any illnesses or conditions identified by the department as potential causes of a public health emergency.”

Reporting notifiable diseases enables appropriate public health follow-up, helps identify and control outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of disease trends in Georgia. The Notifiable Disease Epidemiology staff performs routine surveillance for over 60 notifiable diseases, as well as investigates reports of disease outbreaks, completes data requests, and provides infection control guidance and training.

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For more information, please contact us:

Cobb & Douglas Public Health,
Epidemiology Department

1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Ga. 30008
770-514-2432
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

Cobb & Douglas Public Health,
Tuberculosis Control

1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Ga. 30008
770-514-2362
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

Cobb & Douglas Public Health,
STI and HIV

1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Ga. 30008
770-514-2464
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
Center Hours & Services
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Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
Center Hours & Services
Map & Directions

Douglas County

6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
Center Hours & Services
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Cobb Locations

Acworth
4489 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30101
(770) 974-3330
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Cobb County Environmental Health
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except on holidays
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Marietta – Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Marietta – Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
Center Hours & Services
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Smyrna (WIC)
3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
(770) 438-5105
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East Cobb
4958 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 120
Marietta, Georgia 30068
(678) 784-2180
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South Cobb (WIC)
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
770-514-2389
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Adolescent Health & Youth Development/Health Promotion
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
(678) 385-1360
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Douglas Locations

Douglas
6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Douglas County Environmental Health/Douglas Underage Drinking Prevention Program
8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except on holidays
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All Cobb & Douglas Public Health Centers will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day and will re-open on Tuesday, May 30. For questions, please call: 770-514-2300.
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