4196.0 Outbreak Investigations

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will focus on infectious disease outbreaks and the methods used to study them. Presentations will include discussions of outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis associated with swimming pools, norovirus associated with contaminated drinking water and restaurant-associated E. coli O111. Two other presentations will focus on syndromic surveillance systems and outbreak investigation data management for local public health departments.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify essential and non-essential components of a syndromic surveillance system response protocol. 2. Describe the public health impact of multiple cryptosporidiosis outbreaks associated with community swimming pools. 3. Describe the public health impact of a norovirus outbreak associated with a contaminated community well water system.

12:35 PM
Framework for the Development of Response Protocols for Public Health Syndromic Surveillance Systems: Expert Panel Recommendations
Lori Uscher-Pines, PhD, MSc, Steven Babin, MD, PhD, Corey Farrell, MPH, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, PhD, Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH, Michael Moskal, MBA and Richard Rothman, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Veterinary Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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