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Sandra Bragg, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control’s Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch (MSPB) in the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), was shown seated in front of a microscope, as she was reading a Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT) by using dark field microscopy.Objectives

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

doctor and patient Surveillance Population

The total population of invasive disease surveillance is approximately 41 million...

book Case Definition & 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...

case report form Data Collection & Forms

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

Scientist working in a laboratory Laboratory Characterization

Laboratory characterization information for each ABCs pathogen...

stethoscope 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...

abc logo ABCs Special Studies

Special studies that require additional data collection are currently ongoing in ABCs...

Enhanced Pertussis Surveillance (EPS) Enhanced Pertussis Surveillance (EPS)

Building upon NNDSS for pertussis to improve completeness and quality of data...

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