Global Disease Detection Operations Center: GDD Operations Center Response and Deployments – 2013
Rapid responses to disease events are important to minimize the impact of the outbreak. To insure that there is no delay in CDC’s response to requests for international outbreak assistance because funds may not be readily available, the GDD Operations Center provides immediate access of funding to CDC programs through a contingency fund. The contingency funds is of particular value when a CDC program because of fiscal constraints would not be able to deploy experts to the country or when there is large outbreak to which CDC must respond and for which funding will eventually be identified.
In 2013, the Outbreak Response Contingency Fund supported the majority of CDC’s responses to international outbreaks including the deployment of CDC experts to 15 countries to respond to 17 outbreaks.
Federated States of Micronesia
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Georgia
Plant Alkaloid Induced Liver Disease
Unexplained Severe Illness in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit