4021.0 Infectious Disease Surveillance

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on infectious diseases surveillance systems and outbreaks. Presentations in this session will include discussions of sentinel surveillance of influenza, use of coroners’ records for infectious disease surveillance and use of emergency department and hospital records for surveillance after Hurricane Katrina. Other presentations will discuss acute typhoid fever and waterborne disease surveillance.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Identify benefits of incorporating sentinel testing sites to enhance seasonal influenza surveillance 2. Identify the requisite interractions between the Department of Coroner and Department of Public Health to investigate possible reportable communicable disease related deaths 3. List common symptoms and demographics of recently reported typhoid fever cases in Los Angeles County 4. Identify the utility of improved information detail in identifying the likelihood of major precipitation events preceding major waterborne disease outbreaks 5. Describe at least 3 categories of illness likely to be manifest among hurricane evacuees requiring emergency department or inpatient care

8:35 AM
Contribution of sentinel surveillance sites to San Diego County's influenza surveillance program
Brit H. Colanter, MPH, Jeffrey M. Johnson, MPH, Jill S. Giesick, MS, MPH and Michele Ginsberg, MD
8:50 AM
Unusual Death Surveillance System (UDSS): Real-time monitoring of infectious disease related coroner's case deaths in Los Angeles County
Ashley M. Peterson, MPH, Kim Bryant, RN, BSN, Sharon Sakamoto, RN MSN MPH CNS, David E. Dassey, MD, MPH and Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH
9:05 AM
Acute Typhoid Fever in Los Angeles County, 2000 to 2007
Curtis Croker, MPH, Roshan Reporter, MD MPH, Rita Bagby, RN, MSN, PHN, Leticia Martinez, BSN MPA PHN, Soodtida Tangpraphaphorn, MPH, Jennifer Beyer, MPH and Laurene Mascola, MD, MPH
9:35 AM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing

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

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