Determine the incidence and epidemiologic characteristics of invasive disease due to ABCs pathogens...
The total population of ABCs is approximately 42 million. However, most areas restrict the population further for certain pathogens to insure complete reporting and good audit data...
Case Definition and Ascertainment
ABCs case finding is both active and laboratory-based. To be considered a case for this surveillance system, a case definition must be met...
Methodology - Data Collection and Forms
ABCs case report, neonatal sepsis surveillance, neonatal infection expanded tracking, invasive MRSA case report...
Laboratory characterization information for each ABCs pathogen...
To ensure that all cases of diseases under surveillance are being reported, audits of the reporting laboratories are performed and surveillance indicators are used...
ABCs Special Studies
Special studies that require additional data collection are currently ongoing in ABCs...
Reports and Findings
Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) is a core component of CDC’s Emerging Infections Programs network (EIP), a collaboration between CDC, state health departments, and universities...
Core ABCs activities, including data collection, management and principal analyses, result from the collaboration among four groups at CDC...
Participants in ABCs, including state health departments and other partners...
Find yearly information for each ABCs pathogen, including number of cases and deaths, demographics…
Data Collection & Forms
ABCs and invasive MRSA case report forms, neonatal sepsis surveillance and neonatal infection expanded tracking forms...
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