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SPOTLIGHT: Respiratory Infections

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This page features learning products and resources to assist the public health community in identifying, reporting and responding to respiratory disease outbreaks.

Respiratory Infections Learning Products

How to Investigate Unexplained Respiratory Disease Outbreaks Toolkit (URDO)

  • Includes tools and resources for investigating, generating and diagnosing unexplained respiratory outbreaks

Immunization Courses: Broadcasts, Webcasts, and Self Study Continuing Education

  • Based on vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP)
  • Intended for healthcare professionals

Outbreak Simulation – Pharyngitis in Louisiana

  • Simulates an outbreak investigation in which the student is the lead investigator, responsible for a variety of activities
  • Intended for public health professionals who are likely to lead or participate in an outbreak investigation

Pertussis Testing: Specimen Collection Videos (Swab and Aspirate)

  • Demonstrates proper techniques for collecting and transporting a pertussis clinical specimen

Preparedness and Community Response to Pandemics Continuing Education

  • Explores the epidemiology, historical context, and response efforts related to both seasonal and worldwide flu outbreaks
  • Intended for a broad range of public health professionals and community responders including bioterrorism coordinators, public health professionals and other clinical professionals

Reportable Disease Surveillance

  • Provides an overview of communicable disease surveillance and discusses specific types of surveillance

Respiratory Infections Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Respiratory Infections Social Media

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Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

  • TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), a free service of the Public Health Foundation
  • National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
  • Page last reviewed: June 1, 2012
  • Page last updated: June 1, 2012
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