C Request for assistance from CDC Assistance from CDC Division of TB

C request for assistance from cdc assistance from cdc

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C. Request for assistance from CDC Assistance from CDC Division of TB Elimination (DTBE) is available at three levels: Telephone consultation Program management with on-site assistance On-site outbreak investigation (EPI-AID); the request for an EPI-AID must be made by the state epidemiologist Note: Notification to DTBE is important for documenting TB outbreaks as the U.S. moves toward the goal of TB elimination. In addition to providing assistance for TB outbreaks within a state or local jurisdiction, the DTBE is experienced in conducting TB outbreak investigations that cross geographic and political boundaries (e.g., domestic outbreaks that involve multiple states, domestic outbreaks that involve other countries, and outbreaks that occur in U.S. government facilities). VII. LOCAL AND STATE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES <<Each TB outbreak must be individually evaluated to determine the scope of response and assistance needed. Examples of local and state responsibilities are provided below>> A. Local Public Health Agency Responsibilities Establish authority, in collaboration with state public health agencies, for response Build consensus with state and other TB control advisors regarding response Establish accountable systems of communication, evaluation, response and tracking of TB cases and contacts Notify appropriate state officials Designate media spokesperson Ensure sufficient number of trained staff for response as resources Ensure the following response activities: CI; data management; collection and transport of laboratory specimens; tests for TB infection; infection control; education and training for community health providers and affected groups (e.g., parents, employees, employers, schools, organizations) << You may wish to modify this list>> Request assistance from State Provide a list of available isolation resources if needed, including list and location of airborne infection isolation rooms in the local jurisdiction Facilitate education and training for community health providers and affected groups (e.g., parents, employees, employers, schools, organizations) Designate liaison to local law enforcement Designate liaison for logistics B. State Public Health Agency Responsibilities Establish authority, in collaboration with local public health agencies, for response Build consensus with local and other TB control advisors regarding response Monitor response activities Notify appropriate CDC officials 9
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Provide periodic epidemiologic and other response-related reports Designate media spokesperson Ensure appropriate laboratory testing, including genotyping, and specimen transport Provide consultation and onsite assistance to local public health, as resources allow, for the following response activities: CI; data management; collection and transport of laboratory specimens; tests for TB infection; infection control; education and training for community health providers and affected groups (e.g., parents, employees,
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