4301.0 Outbreak Investigations

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will cover outbreak investigations involving Lassa Fever, gastrointestinal disease, and pertussis. New methods will be presented and findings discussed.
Session Objectives: Identify factors associated with the transmission of pertussis in health care settings Describe a flexible solution to perform an outbreak investigation by improving communications during an incident. Identify surveillance methods associated with the detection of outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal illnesses.
Eric Lofgren, MSPH

Introductory Remarks
Pertussis transmission in a neonatal intensive care unit Arizona, 2011
Seema Yasmin, MB BChir, Rebecca Sunenshine, MD, Caleb Wiedeman, MPH, Kristine Bisgard, DVM, MPH, ACVPM, Alice Carrigan, RN, Tammy Sylvester, RN, Kathleen Howard, RN, Aarikha D'Souza, MPH, Shoana Anderson, MPH, Ken Komatsu and Ronald Klein, RN
Response and Mitigation of Large Norovirus Outbreak associated with Person-to-Person Transmission at the U.S. Air Force Academy, July 2011
Amber Foreman Britt, MPH, Catherine Witkop, MD, MPH, Alice Chapman, DVM, MPH, James Escobar, MPH, Christopher Schlorman, MPH, Laurie DeMarcus, MPH, Lindsay Marmer, MPH and Matthew Crum, BS
Concluding Remarks

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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