Case Counts

The Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division monitors the incidence and prevalence of communicable, zoonotic, and environmentally-related human diseases. This table summarizes cases reported over the last five years, as well as the cases reported year-to-date this year and last year. 

 

Cases Reported Year-to-Date*

Totals by Year Reported

Condition

2018

2017

% Change

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Anthrax

0^

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Arboviral Diseases (includes West Nile virus, Zika virus, and other Arboviral diseases)

21

36

-41.7%

67

60^

10^

23^

11

Babesiosis

0

1

-100.0%

1

0

2

1

0

Botulism

0

0

--

0

1

1

0

0

Brucellosis

1

0

--

0

0

2

0

1

Campylobacteriosis

559

592

-5.6%

790

692

589^

255

232

Cholera

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Cryptosporidiosis

106

120

-11.7%

189

334

261

147

144

Dengue

1

0

--

0

5

3^

3

5

E. coli, shiga toxin-producing (includes O157:H7)

89^

24

270.8%

31

39

40

41^

53

Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis

19

14

35.7%

17

21

18

19

15

Giardiasis

158

126

25.4%

191

234

188

182

174

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

0

0

--

1

1

1

0

1^

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

0

0

--

0

6

3

1

2

Influenza-associated pediatric mortality

2

1

100.0%

1

0

1

1

1

Legionellosis

47

51

-7.8%

66

63

59

62

41

Leptospirosis

1

0

--

0

0

0

1

1^

Listeriosis

9

3

200.0%

5

8

5

9

5

Lyme disease

23

29^

-20.7%

39^

38

25

17

24

Malaria

6

6

0.0%

8

11

11

14^

2

Novel Influenza A virus infection

0

0

--

0

0

0

0^

0^

Plague

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Psittacosis

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Q fever

1

0

--

0

1

0

2

2

Rabies, animal

42

38

10.5%

51

77

83

78

39

Rabies, human

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Salmonellosis

704^

779^

-9.6%

1133^

1285

1151

1165

1087

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-associated Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Shigellosis

202

157^

28.7%

247^

239

680

516

313

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis

464

496

-6.5%

671

453

288

220

255

Trichinellosis (Trichinosis)

0

0

--

0

0

0

0^

0

Tularemia

0

1^

-100.0%

1^

1

0

0

0

Typhoid fever

1

1

0.0%

1

0

0

2

4

VISA (Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-intermediate)

1

2

-50.0%

4

3

2

2

0

VRSA (Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant)

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Vibriosis (non-Cholera)

22

17^

29.4%

26^

31

19

20

18

Yellow Fever

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Other Investigations

0

0

--

0

0

0

27

29

Total

2479

2494

-0.6%

3540

3543

2840

2730

2457

NOTE: Counts include finalized investigations among Alabama residents as of August 29, 2018. The Other investigations category includes a variety of conditions or events that have been investigated, but are not reportable in Alabama or do not fall into any other category (e.g., Acute flaccid myelitis, Histoplasmosis, Staphylococcal toxic-shock syndrome, Yersiniosis, etc.). To see case counts for conditions investigated by other divisions, please see the following websites: Tuberculosis, Immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and HIV/AIDS.

*Through MMWR Week 36 (week ending September 8, 2018), as compared to the same time period in the previous calendar year.

^The case definition was updated this year for this condition.

 



Page last updated: September 12, 2018