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Methodology

  • Objectives

    Determine the incidence and epidemiologic characteristics of invasive disease due to ABCs pathogens...

  • Surveillance Population

    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

    Laboratory characterization information for each ABCs pathogen...

  • Surveillance Evaluation

    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

Stack of books

  • Surveillance Reports
    Find yearly information for each ABCs pathogen, including number of cases and deaths, demographics...
  • Publications
    Citations for articles authored by ABCs collaborators using ABCs data...
  • Heathly People 2020
    Information and data for HP2020 measures related to ABCs pathogens...

Overview

  • Background

    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...

  • CDC Participants

    Core ABCs activities, including data collection, management and principal analyses, result from the collaboration among four groups at CDC...

  • Surveillance Areas

    Participants in ABCs, including state health departments and other partners...

ABCs Isolate Bank

  • ABCs Isolate Bank
    An extensive collection of group A Streptococcus, group B Streptococcus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates...

Surveillance Reports

Surveillance Reports

Find yearly information for each ABCs pathogen, including number of cases and deaths, demographics…

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Data Collection & Forms

Data collection and forms

ABCs and invasive MRSA case report forms, neonatal sepsis surveillance and neonatal infection expanded tracking forms...

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Pathogens

Neisseria meningitidis

  • List of Pathogens
    Links to pathogen information, including fact sheets, publications, surveillance reports...
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