Healthcare Associated Infections

Analytical studies The purpose of analytical studies is to investigate the excesses of certain diseases in certain populations and to analyze the role of factors likely to influence the incidence of these problems. They aim to compare exposed individuals, some of whom have the pathology they wish to study, for example a type of cancer, with others who are not. The researchers are looking for different epidemiology research topics in the community epidemiology which are also an important element of the integrated approach. Healthcare associated infections cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year. The West Virginia Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Plan was created with the assistance of our multidisciplinary advisory group. The plan was created as a roadmap to prevent HAI’s in…

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Rabies, Human or Animal

Reporting Guidelines Within 24 hours to local health department Protocol Rabies Control Guide (DC4) (2009) Current Case Definition CDC Case Definition: Human Rabies CDC Case Definition: Animal Rabies Required Forms General Case Investigation Form WVEDSS Lab Form General Information Information for Workers Performing Brainstem Extraction for Active Surveillance Rabies Oral Vaccination Project Summary of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment for Persons Not Previously Immunized Rabies: Protect Yourself! Protect Your Animals! Know the Facts! Surveillance Data Laboratory-confirmed animal rabies cases, West Virginia,2010 Comparison of  2008, 2009 and 2010 Rabies Surveillance Map of Animals Tested 2010 West Virginia Rabies Surveillance data from 1999-2009 Rabies in West Virgninia Historical Data by species and county Archived Rabies Surveillance Data Other Links National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendium…

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Encephalitis, Arboviral

Reporting Guidelines Within 1 week to local health department Protocol Arboviral Disease Surveillance Protocol Current Case Definition CDC Case Definition Required Forms WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Report General Information Arbovirus Provider Information Sheet Tools For Local Health Department Arbovirus model press release Other Links: CDCs Arboviral Encephalitides CDCs Guidelines for Arbovirus Surveillance Programs in the U.S. USGS Arboviral Disease Maps WV Department of Environmental Protection Open Dump Reporting Web Page West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services West Virginia Mosquito Information West Virginia Mosquito Bourne Illness Information West Virginia La Crosse Information West Virginia Eastern Equine Encephalitis Information West Virginia West Nile Virus Information West Virginia St. Louis Encephalitis Information West Virginia Western Equine Encephalitis Information Emergency and other contact informationYou might…

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