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.
|General Outbreaks||Document outlining necessary steps for managing most outbreaks.|
|Healthcare Associated Outbreaks||Specific guidance on handling an outbreak that is healthcare associated.|
|Groups of resources like protocols, case definitions, and line listing tools to help manage specific types of outbreaks.|
|Infection Control in LCTFs||CDC Resources for controlling spread of infection in long term care facilities.|
|Reportable Diseases for Schools||Document with information for schools and school nurses on reportable diseases in WV.|
|Drug Overdose Deaths 2001 - 2015 2001-2015||Historical overview of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia from 2001 to 2015.|
|Viral Hepatitis Epidemiologic Profile - 2017||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.|
|Outbreak Report: Opioid-Related Overdose — Huntington, West Virginia, August 2016||Findings of the investigation into the rash of opioid-related overdoses seen in Huntington, WV in August 2016.|
|Surveillance Graphs||Graphics and surveillance indicators displaying outbreak trends in WV.|