The Epidemiology Department reports communicable (contagious) diseases, as required by Alabama State law, and provides testing as necessary in the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases. The department also directs field investigations of outbreaks and clusters, involving two or more cases of diseases, including foodborne illness (food poisoning).
The Mobile County Health Department is a participant in the National Epidemiological Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). This system is used for electronic reporting, tracking, and monitoring of communicable diseases.
Office: (251) 690-8175 or (251) 690-8970
Fax: (251) 690-8976