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Texas Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Update. Rachel Wiseman, MPH Epidemiologist Infectious Disease Control Unit June 21, 2012. Comparison of Highest and Current Morbidity, VPDs, Texas. *Record low annual morbidity (rubella, CRS, HIB tied with other years).

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Texas vaccine preventable disease surveillance update
Texas Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Update

Rachel Wiseman, MPH

Epidemiologist

Infectious Disease Control Unit

June 21, 2012


Comparison of highest and current morbidity vpds texas
Comparison of Highest and Current Morbidity, VPDs, Texas

*Record low annual morbidity (rubella, CRS, HIB tied with other years)


Vpds in texas 2007 2012
VPDs in Texas, 2007-2012*

*2012 cases reported to CDC as of June 19, 2012

*2011 data is provisional as of 4/2/2012


Pertussis in select counties 2009 2012
Pertussis in Select Counties, 2009-2012*

*2012 cases reported to CDC as of June 19, 2012

*2011 data is provisional as of 4/2/2012






2012 vpd team activities
2012 VPD Team Activities

  • Updated Texas Administrative Code to reflect newer recommendations for school exclusion

    • Passed the council, now on to the Register

  • Updated VPD Investigation Guidelines

  • Expanded VPD website

  • Implemented surveillance of death data to enhance case ascertainment

  • Created acute hepatitis B workgroup to improve investigation of acute B cases

    • Continue to work with perinatal program to ensure capture of all positive moms


2012 vpd team activities 2
2012 VPD Team Activities, 2

  • With LHDs and HSRs, responded to pertussis and varicella outbreaks

  • Provided training to new HSR staff on VPD investigation and outbreak response

  • Revised pertussis investigation form

  • Planned activities

    • Evaluate Medicaid hospitalization data as an additional surveillance source

    • Revise varicella reporting form

    • Continued expansion of VPD website


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