3213.0 Outbreak Investigations

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
This timely and interesting session will focus on recent infectious outbreak investigations in North America. Presentations will include discussions of rabies, norovirus, tuberculosis and malaria outbreaks.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe an outbreak investigation for a potential mass rabies exposure 2. Describe how the emergency preparedness Point of Dispensing Clinic concept can be adapted to implement mass TB testing clinics 3. Prioritize food safety and handwashing education for all restaurant employees 4. Understand how staff from tuberculosis and substance abuse programs need to work together to control TB 5. Understand the importance of having effective control measures in place to prevent an outbreak especially when there are pre-existing risks

12:35 PM
Investigation of a Potential Mass Rabies Exposure
Kirstin Short, MPH, David Persse, MD, Adebowale Awosika-Olumo, MD, MS, MPH, Melanie Ramon, MS, Paul Grunenwald, DVM and Gary Johnson, BS
12:50 PM
Would you like norovirus with that? Investigation of two simultaneous outbreaks of foodborne viral gastroenteritis in Los Angeles County
Jennifer M. Beyer, MPH, Soodtida Tangpraphaphorn, MPH, Michelle M. LeCavalier, REHS, MS, Roshan Reporter, MD, MPH and David Dassey, MD, MPH
1:05 PM
Substance use patterns in a tuberculosis outbreak in Jackson County, MS, 2005 2007
Emily Bloss, Kimberly Newbill, Heather Peto, Michael J. Rice, Gail Ainsworth, Robert Travnicek, Mike Holcombe and John Oeltmann
1:20 PM
Malaria Outbreak investigation in Jamaica
Pauline L. Weir, MBBS,DA, MPH, Eva Lewis-Fuller, MBBS, DPH, MBA, Karen Ruth Webster, MBBS MPH, Sandra Patricia Chambers, MD MPH, D'Oyen Shawn Smith, MBBS MPH, Erica Elizabeth Hedmann, MBBS MPH, Karen Lewis-Bell, MBBS MPH, Marion Bullock-DuCasse, MBBS MPH, Debbie Angelique Carrington, MBBS MPH, Adrian Booth, BSC-Biology, MPH, Kathryn Grace Mitchell, BSC -Biochem, Everton Lawrence Baker, BSc Environmenta and Sherine Sophia Huntley, MSc Medical Ento

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, School Health Education and Services

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

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