4031.0 Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
Current topics in infectious disease epidemiology will be discussed including new tools to evaluate foodborne outbreaks, effects of housing instability on hepatitis C transmission, and discussion of an outbreak of tuberculosis in a homeless shelter.
Session Objectives: Compare the effectiveness of three hand-hygiene protocols in the reduction of hand bacterial colonization Describe two elements of a toolkit to improve foodborne disease outbreak investigations Identify the value of E-ticket and absentee records as a tool for assisting participants in recalling exposures during interviews. Evaluate the association between housing stability and hepatitis C seroconversion among injection drug users

Introductory Remarks
8:50 AM
Outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B Variant L Tartrate + among elementary school students: Discordant results for interviews vs e-ticket
Lacey Kovar, MPH, Jolianne Stone, MPH, Laurence Burnsed, MPH, Rebecca Coffman, RN, MPH and Lauri Smithee, MES, MS, PhD
9:05 AM
Housing instability and hepatitis C seroconversion among injection drug users: A meta-analytic review
Enrique R. Pouget, PhD, Courtney McKnight, MPH, Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD and Holly Hagan, PhD
9:20 AM
Case finding during an outbreak of tuberculosis in a homeless shelter − Illinois, 2010
Julia Howland, MPH, Elaine Darnall, RN, BSN, CIC and Michael Arbise, BS(MT)MS

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Veterinary Public Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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

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