Laboratory Diagnosis in Outbreak Investigations (FOCUS, Volume 4.5)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS provides examples of how a variety of laboratory diagnostic techniques are used in investigational outbreak settings.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Authors:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH

Lauren N. Bradley, MHS

FOCUS Workgroup

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Identify the roles and capabilities of public health laboratories and other laboratories and how they are used in epidemiologic investigations (II.B.1)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Identify the roles and capabilities of public health laboratories and other laboratories and how they are used in epidemiologic investigations (II.B.1)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. Listeriosis. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/listeriosis_g.htm. Accessed December 14, 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multistate outbreak of listeriosis - United States, 1998. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 1998;47:1085-1086. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056024.htm. Accessed December 14, 2006.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreaks of aseptic meningitis associated with Echoviruses 9 and 30 and preliminary surveillance reports on enterovirus activity --- United States, 2003. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 2003;52:761-764. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5232a1.htm. Accessed December 14, 2006.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among competitive sports participants - Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles County, 2002-2003. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 2003;52:793-795. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5233a4.htm. Accessed December 15, 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of quarantine to prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome - Taiwan, 2003. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 2003;52:680-683. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5229a2.htm. Accessed December 15, 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Efficiency of quarantine during an epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome - Beijing, China, 2003. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 2003;52:1037-1040. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5243a2.htm. Accessed December 15, 2006.

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