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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

Nodding Syndrome


Novel Orthopoxvirus

Republic of Georgia

Plant Alkaloid Induced Liver Disease




Unexplained Severe Illness in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Map describing Global Disease Detection Operations Center Contingency Fund-Supported Outbreak Investigations, 2010–2013. Angola, Dengue, 2013; Botwsana, Diarrheal disease, 2012; Cambodia, EV71, 2012; Cambodia, H5N1, 2013; Cameroon, Cholera, 2010; Democratic Republic of Congo, Monkeypox, 2013;  Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ebola, 2012; Dominican Republic, Cholera, 2010; Dominican Republic, Cholera, 2011; Ethiopia, Meningitis, 2013 ; Ethiopia, Plant Alkaloid Induced Liver Disease, 2013;Ethiopia, Unexplained Liver Disease, 2011; Federated States of Micronesia, Chikungunya, 2013; Georgia, Anthrax, 2011;  Georgia, Anthrax, 2012; Georgia, Orthopox, 2013; Ghana, Meningitis, 2010; Ghana, Meningitis, 2013; Haiti, Cholera, 2010; Haiti, Cholera, 2011; Haiti, Dengue, 2012; Haiti, Earthquake Response, 2010; Indonesia, Diphtheria, 2012; Jamaica, Fungal investigation, 2010; Jordan, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), 2013; Kenya, Aflatoxin, 2010; Kenya, Cholera, 2010; Kenya, Dengue, 2013; Kenya, Rabies, 2012; Malawi, Measles, 2010; Marshall Islands, Dengue, 2011; Mexico, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, 2011; Mexico, Legionellosis, 2010; Mexico, Legionellosis, 2013; Micronesia, Dengue, 2011; Netherlands, Q Fever, 2010; Nigeria, Lead Poisoning, 2010; Pakistan, Dengue, 2011; Panama, Nosocomial Klebsiella, 2011; Panama, Unexplained Severe Illness in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 2013; Peru, Rabies, 2011; Qatar, MERS-CoV, 2013; Republic of Congo, Cholera, 2012; Republic of Congo, Polio, 2010; Republic of Congo, Polio, 2011; Rwanda, Typhoid, 2012; Saudi Arabia, MERS-CoV, 2012;  Saudi Arabia, MERS-CoV, 2013; Scotland, Anthrax, 2010; Sierra Leone, Cholera, 2012; South Sudan, Nodding Syndrome, 2011; South Sudan, Nodding syndrome, 2012;  Taiwan, Rabies, 2013;  Tanzania, Dengue, 2013; Tanzania, Nodding syndrome, 2012; Uganda, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, 2013; Uganda, Ebola, 2011; Uganda, Ebola, 2012; Uganda, Ebola, 2012; Uganda, Hepatitis E Virus, 2010; Uganda, Marburg, 2012; Uganda, Nodding Syndrome, 2010; Uganda,

Map showing highlighted countries that Global Disease Detection Operations Center contingency fund supported the outbreak investigations between 2010-13. The investigations were led by CDC’s Center for Global Health, the National Center of Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases

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