Investigations and Cases

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)

0

0

--

63

60^

10^

23^

11

Babesiosis

0

0

--

1

0

2

1

0

Botulism

0

0

--

0

1

1

0

0

Brucellosis

0

0

--

0

0

2

0

1

Campylobacteriosis

5

13

-61.5%

779

692

589^

255

232

Cholera

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Cryptosporidiosis

0

2

-100.0%

187

334

261

147

144

Dengue

0

0

--

0

5

3^

3

5

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

0^

0

--

29

39

40

41^

53

Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis

0

0

--

17

21

18

19

15

Giardiasis

0

2

-100.0%

189

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

0

0

--

1

0

1

1

1

Legionellosis

0

2

-100.0%

66

63

59

62

41

Leptospirosis

0

0

--

0

0

0

1

1^

Listeriosis

0

0

--

5

8

5

9

5

Lyme disease

0

0^

--

38^

38

25

17

24

Malaria

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

0

0

--

0

1

0

2

2

Rabies, animal

0

1

-100.0%

49

77

83

78

39

Rabies, human

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Salmonellosis

0^

11^

-100.0%

990^

1285

1151

1165

1087

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

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Shigellosis

0

8^

-100.0%

213^

239

680

516

313

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis

0

0

--

668

453

288

220

255

Trichinellosis (Trichinosis)

0

0

--

0

0

0

0^

0

Tularemia

0

0

--

1^

1

0

0

0

Typhoid fever

0

0

--

1

0

0

2

4

VISA (Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-intermediate)

0

0

--

4

3

2

2

0

VRSA (Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant)

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Vibriosis (non-Cholera)

0

0^

--

26^

31

19

20

18

Yellow Fever

0

0

--

0

0

0

0

0

Other Investigations

0

0

--

0

0

0

27

29

Total

5

39

-87.2%

3336

3543

2840

2730

2457

NOTE: Counts include finalized investigations among Alabama residents as of January 11, 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.

*As of MMWR Week 1 (week ending January 6, 2018) 

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

 


Page last updated: January 11, 2018