OUTBREAKS

Outbreak Surveillance Regions

Click on the map above to view the confirmed outbreaks broken down by surveillance region between January and October 2017.

   In West Virginia, outbreaks are immediately reportable to the Local Health Departments (LHDs), regardless of setting, as per West Virginia law. LHDs, in collaboration with the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) investigate all reported outbreaks. To facilitate this investigation, DIDE has compiled resources that may be useful for management of outbreaks.

Report suspected or confirmed outbreaks, regardless of setting, to the local health department IMMEDIATELY.

Protocols

Document outlining necessary steps for managing most outbreaks.
Specific guidance on handling an outbreak that is healthcare associated.

Outbreak Toolkits

Groups of resources like protocols, case definitions, and line listing tools to help manage specific types of outbreaks.

Current Case Definition

General Information

CDC Resources for controlling spread of infection in long term care facilities.
Document with information for schools and school nurses on reportable diseases in WV.

Surveillance Information

Historical overview of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia from 2001 to 2015.
Describes the burden of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in West Virginia to inform healthcare professionals, public health practitioners, and policymakers.
Findings of the investigation into the rash of opioid-related overdoses seen in Huntington, WV in August 2016.
Graphics and surveillance indicators displaying outbreak trends in WV.

Monthly Outbreak Reports

2017

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