3217.0 Outbreak Investigations

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
This infectious disease epidemiology round table session will focus on outbreak investigations. Various outbreaks will be described including murine typhus and the mumps. One talk will focus on investigating rabies while another talk will describe how these investigations can be impacted by the legal system.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe the impact of the legal process on an outbreak investigation 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the public health department's role in an outbreak in a hospital. 3. Develop a plan for risk communication and community health education. 4. Discuss the use of a multi-disciplinary Incident Command System (ICS) Structure for community epidemiological investigation

Table 1
'I object!'The impact of the legal system on an outbreak investigation
Jennifer Stewart, MS, Jeanette Gibbon, MPH and Sarah Santana
Table 2
Role of a local public health department in an outbreak of mumps at a tertiary teaching hospital in northeast Kansas
Robert Jason Cummins, MPH, JoAnn Harris, MD, Pam Foerester, RN, MS, COHN-S and Nina Shik, RN, MSN, CIC
Table 3
Investigation of a murine typhus outbreak in a metropolitan area
John R. Holguin, BS, Laura Krueger, MPH, Nelson Kerr, MPA, Erin Cox, MPH, Lamar Rush, BA, Nettie DeAugustine, BS and Ronald R. Arias, MPA
Table 4
Rabies Investigation & Response: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH, Carolyn Fruthaler, MD, Cindy Kilborn, MPH, M(ASCP), Dawn Blackmar, DVM and Rita Obey

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Health Administration

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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