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Epidemiology and Surveillance. Southwest Florida Disaster Healthcare Coalition June 13, 2014 Jennifer Roth, MSPH Director of Epidemiology Florida Department of Health – Lee County. Objectives. Review the disease and outbreak reporting and investigation process

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epidemiology and surveillance

Epidemiology and Surveillance

Southwest Florida Disaster Healthcare Coalition

June 13, 2014

Jennifer Roth, MSPH

Director of Epidemiology

Florida Department of Health – Lee County

objectives
Objectives
  • Review the disease and outbreak reporting and investigation process
  • Identify ways DOH contacts pertinent partners during an outbreak
  • Discuss different types of surveillance methods
who reports diseases in florida
Who reports diseases in Florida?
  • Required:
    • Licensed medical practioners
      • Osteopathic medicine
      • Chiropractors
      • Naturopathy
    • Veterinarians
    • Hospitals
    • Laboratories
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Who reports diseases in Florida?
  • School nurses
  • Nursing home and assisted living facilities
  • Self or family reports
  • Media
  • Other regulatory agencies
how are diseases reported
How are diseases reported?
  • Electronic labs
  • Faxes
  • Direct call from providers, school nurses etc.
  • Concerned public
  • Complaints to other agencies
reporting process
Reporting Process

Diseases can happen ANYWHERE at ANYTIME

  • Any single case of a reportable disease
  • Any suspected outbreak or cluster (2 or more) in a location
    • Hospital
    • Nursing home
    • Neighborhood
    • School
outbreak investigation steps
Outbreak Investigation Steps

1. Prepare for field work

2. Establish the existence of an outbreak

3. Verify the diagnosis

4. Define and identify cases

5. Describe and orient the data in terms of time, place, and person

case definitions
Case Definitions
  • Describe the evidence needed to classify a case
    • Laboratory
    • Clinical
  • Cases can be defined in many ways
    • Confirmed
    • Probable
    • Suspect
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Outbreak Investigation Steps

6. Develop hypotheses

7. Evaluate hypotheses

8. Refine hypotheses and carry out additional studies

9. Implement control and prevention measures

10. Communicate findings

response to outbreaks
Response to Outbreaks
  • Nursing homes
    • Alert EMS shift commander
    • Alert hospital Infection Control Practioners
  • Schools
    • Alert Director of Nursing at Department of Education
    • Alert parents
  • Correctional facilities
    • Alert Warden
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Response to Outbreaks

May need to contact:

  • Local providers
    • Blast fax/Everbridge/EpiCom
  • Local EOC
    • Work with Preparedness Coordinator and Regional Emergency Response Advisor
  • Mosquito Control
  • State epidemiology office
    • Coordination with state lab and CDC
  • Media
    • Coordinate with PIO and possibly JIC
surveillance
Surveillance
  • Sentinel providers for influenza
  • Local hospital and ERs submit weekly numbers for influenza
  • Local hospitals submit Carbapenem-resistantenterobacteriaceaecases when found
  • Weekly and monthly review of reportable disease cases
  • ESSENCE
    • ER and urgent care
    • Poison control
    • Death records
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Surveillance

Number of ILI patients seen in local ERs in Lee County from

October 2013 to May 2014

contact information
Contact Information

Jennifer Roth

Florida Department of Health in Lee County

3920 Michigan Avenue

Ft Myers, FL 33916

Phone: (239) 332-9657

Fax: (239) 332-9553

Email: Jennifer.Roth@flhealth.gov