National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD): Water-Related Activities
The mission of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is to prevent disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases.
Division of Bacterial Diseases
- Investigating and providing consultation on waterborne disease outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever;
- Working to develop effective methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, and control of Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever; and
- Conducting general legionellosis surveillance and enhanced surveillance for travel-associated Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever
Division of Viral Diseases
Gastroenteritis viruses (Norovirus, Rotavirus, other viruses that cause gastroenteritis)
- Preventing disease, disability, and death from enteric viral diseases through immunization and other prevention measures;
- Responding effectively and efficiently to outbreaks of enteric viral disease, including those involving recreational and drinking water sources;
- Improving local, state, and global capacity to prevent disease and respond to outbreaks caused by enteric viruses; and
- Providing laboratory support to internal and external partners in identification, characterization, and molecular epidemiology of enteric viruses.