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Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program
Reportable Infectious Diseases Reference Manual

 

EEIP Reportable Disease Follow-up Guidance
for State and Local Health Department Employees

The Connecticut Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program (EEIP) Reportable Diseases Reference Manual (the manual) describes infectious disease investigation and follow-up recommendations of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) EEIP, and outlines the responsibilities of the DPH and local health departments (LHD). Primary users include Connecticut local health directors, public health nurses, sanitarians, other LHD personnel, and DPH employees.

The focus of the manual is on routine follow-up of reportable infectious diseases that are not covered by the STD/HIV/Hepatitis Programs, Immunizations Program or the Tuberculosis Program, which have their own disease-specific recommendations. It also does not specifically address possible agents of bioterrorism, except by providing information on the Connecticut Public Health Emergency Response Plan, and bioterrorism resources available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

 

Printable Manual

Attachments (please print to include in manual)

A - Physician Reportable Diseases Lists
B - Reportable Disease Confidential Case Report Form (PD-23)
C - Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings List
D - Reportable Laboratory Findings Form (OL-15C)
E - Example of a Confidentiality Pledge
F - Food Protection Program (FDA Food Code FAQ and FDA Food Code 2017)
G - General Enteric Disease Investigation Form (GEDIF) for Salmonella and Campylobacter
H - GEDIF for Shigella
I - GEDIF for Yersinia
J - GEDIF for Cryptosporidium
K - Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance Report
L - Hepatitis A Case Report Form (the Hepatitis A Case Contact Management Form is the last page)
M - Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever Surveillance Report

 

Resources for follow-up

Follow-up responsibilities

Foodborne/Enteric diseases

Confidentiality

Regulations (HIPAA, Statutes, Public Health Code)

Surveillance Systems

 

Contact information for other infectious disease programs:

Food Protection Program860-509-7297

Hepatitis Program:

Hepatitis A:  860-509-7994

Hepatitis B or C:  860-509-7900

HIV Prevention Program860-509-7807

Immunizations Program860-509-7929

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Program860-509-7920

Tuberculosis Control Program860-509-7722

Vector-borne diseases860-509-7994

All vector-borne disease follow-up (mosquito-borne, tick-borne, etc.) is conducted by DPH staff.

 

     

 

This page last updated 1/14/2020.