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Epi-Aid Investigations

Epi-Aids are requests for epidemiological assistance within the United States and throughout the world. Requests to assist with emergency responses, investigate infectious and environmental disease outbreaks, and quantify impact of diseases are examples of Epi-Aid responses.


Impact of Drought Conditions on Private Well Owners -- Multistate, March, 2013

Investigation of fatal opiate-related overdoses -- Rhode Island, May, 2013

Investigation of NICU deaths in Hospital A -- Panama, July, 2013

An epidemiologic and environmental investigation of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak associated with a family reunion – Georgia, August, 2013

Investigation of a fatal, unknown, psychoactive substance-related intoxication – Colorado, September, 2013

Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following Use of a Dietary Supplement – Multistate, October, 2013

Investigation of new cases of liver disease to characterize the outbreak, identify risk factors for illness, and assess exposure to PAs from food grains. – Ethiopia, November, 2013


Polio surveillance rapid field assessment -- Kenya, January, 2012

Acceptance and understanding of National Weather Service NWS winter weather warnings -- North Dakota, April, 2012

Evaluation of the impact of adult mosquito control during a West Nile virus outbreak -- Texas, August 2012

Community preparedness for emergencies -- Michigan, Spetember, 2012

Community health effects of mercaptan exposure -- Alabama, September, 2012

Clinical Characterization of Case-Patients Identified as Part of an Outbreak of Fungal Infections Associated with Medications -- Indiana, Virginia, October, 2012

Shelter Surveillance post Hurricane Sandy -- New Jersey, November, 2012

Community experiences and perceptions of geothermal venting and emergency preparedness -- California, November, 2012

Exposure to Vinyl Chloride (ATSDR assisted on Epi-Aid outside of ACE protocol) -- New Jersey, December, 2012


Danielle Buttke (EIS ’10) analyzing samples in Ethiopia (2011)

Danielle Buttke (EIS ’10) analyzing samples in Ethiopia (2011)

The body burden of environmental contaminants in a vulnerable population -- Ethiopia, June, 2011

Evaluation of dogs as sentinels for human risk for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in an emergent area -- Arizona, October, 2011

Elevated radiation exposure in patients following Rubidium-82 cardiac imaging scans -- Alabama, Florida, Nevada, New York, November, 2011

Risk Assessment for Rabies PEP Following Exposure to a Bat on an Airplane -- Wisconsin, August, 2011

Chlorine Gas Exposure at a Poultry Processing Plant -- Arkansas, June, 2011

Heat-related Illness Among Migrant Farmworker Populations -- Southern Georgia, June, 2011

Legionnaires' Disease Cases Associated with Travel on a Cruise Ship -- New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2011 (VSP participated, no NCEH EIS officers)

Investigation of a Liver Disease of Unknown Etiology -- Tigray, Ethiopia, March, 2011


Danielle Buttke (EIS ’10) collecting blood samples from goats in Ethiopia

Danielle Buttke (EIS ’10) collecting blood samples from goats in Ethiopia

Community-wide assessment of health impact and public health emergency response following extended disruption of drinking water service during an extreme winter freeze -- Alabama, February, 2010

Characterization of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Illness Activity from April 2009 to March 2010 -- Georgia, March 2010

Characterization of Anthrax Case-patients Hospitalized for Anthrax Immune Globulin AIG E-IND -- Scotland, August, 2010

Health assessment following exposure to tetracholorethylene in drinking water -- Puerto Rico, November, 2010

Health Assessment Following Exposure to Tetracholorethylene in Drinking Water -- Puerto Rico, November 2010

Assessment of Illegal Pesticide Use -- Puerto Rico, November, 2010

Assessment of Reports of Child Deaths Associated with Lead Exposure -- Zamfara State, Nigeria, October, 2010

CASPER: Assessment of Physical and Mental Health Needs After the Oil Spill -- Mississippi, October, 2010

Assessment of Chemical Exposure of Ammonia -- Mobile County, Alabama, August, 2010

Physical and Mental Health Needs Assessment After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -- Alabama, August, 2010

Mercury Exposure in High-Risk Communities -- Madre de Dios, Peru, July, 2010

Aflatoxin Contamination of maize -- Kenya, June 2010

Assessment of Exposures to Chlorine Associated with a Workplace Release -- California, June 2010

Assessment of Childhood Lead Poisoning -- Puerto Rico, June 2010

Assessment of Reports of Death in Children Caused by Lead Exposure -- Nigeria, May 2010

Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness at a State Mental Health Facility -- Louisiana, May 2010

Ekta Choudhary (EIS ’09) in American Samoa following the 2010 CASPER

Ekta Choudhary (EIS ’09) in American Samoa following the 2010 CASPER

Nancy Fleischer (EIS ’10) collecting a water sample in Alaska

Nancy Fleischer (EIS ’10) collecting a water sample in Alaska

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