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Publications > Surveillance-Manual
Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 3rd Edition, 2002

Thumbnail image of Surveillance Manual The Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases provides current guidelines for those directly involved in surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially personnel at the local health departments. For each of the vaccine-preventable diseases, this manual includes a chapter describing the importance of rapid case identification; the importance of surveillance; disease reduction goals; case definitions (including clinical description and case classifications); epidemiologically important data to be collected during case investigation; activities for enhancing surveillance; activities for case investigation; and activities for outbreak control. Other chapters include information on surveillance indicators; surveillance data analyses; reporting adverse events following vaccination; and enhancing surveillance. In addition, the manual includes a section reserved for insertion of state-specific guidance for VPD surveillance and extensive appendices.

This manual is available only through this website and is no longer offered in a printed version. Offering the manual online keeps the manual as current as possible. As changes occur, the chapters will be replaced with updated versions.

NOTE: Text-only versions for screen-reader devices can be obtained from NIPINFO.


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All Front Matter (.zip 21MB)
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All Chapters (.zip 1.0MB)

Winzip icon All Appendices (.zip 7.07MB)  
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The individual files of the 2002 Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases are listed below.

List of Front Matter
.pdf icon Cover (.pdf 22.8MB**) Warning: file size is large and will take a while to download.
.pdf icon Spine (.pdf 13.4 MB**) Warning: file size is large and will take a while to download.
.pdf icon Title Pages (titles and acknowledgements)  (.pdf 11.9KB)
.pdf icon Acronyms  (.pdf 11KB)
.pdf icon Definitions of Terms  (.pdf 12.5KB)
.pdf icon Table of Contents  (.pdf 6.57KB)
.pdf icon Introduction  (.pdf 9.35KB)

List of Chapters
.pdf icon Chapter 1: Diphtheria  (.pdf 55.7KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 2: Haemophilus influenzae type b  (.pdf 43.2KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 3: Hepatitis A  (.pdf 124KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 4: Hepatitis B  (.pdf 53.8KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 5: Influenza  (.pdf 57.6KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 6: Measles (.pdf 78.4KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 7: Mumps  (.pdf 44.4KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 8: Pertussis  (.pdf 82.1KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 9: Pneumococcal Disease  (.pdf 55.3KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 10: Poliomyelitis  (.pdf 88.3KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 11: Rubella  (.pdf 52.3KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 12: Congenital Rubella Syndrome  (.pdf 47.2KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 13: Tetanus  (.pdf 46.7KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 14: Varicella  (.pdf 69.6KB)
.pdf icon Chapter 15: Surveillance Indicators  (.pdf 42.7KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 16: Enhancing Surveillance  (.pdf 36.1KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 17: Analysis of Surveillance Data  (.pdf 48.8KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 18: Surveillance for Adverse Events Following Vaccination  (.pdf 77.3KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 19: Laboratory Support for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases  (.pdf 147KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 20: National Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases  (.pdf 34.7KB) 
.pdf icon Chapter 21: State-Specific Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases  (.pdf 7.87KB) 

List of Appendices
.pdf icon Table of contents Appendices Table of Contents  (.pdf 9.53KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 1: Collection of Specimens for Isolation of C. diphtheria  (.pdf 9.79KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 2: Fatal Respiratory Disease Due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae: Case Report and Review of Guidelines for Management, Investigation, and Control. Farizo K, Strebel P, et al.  (.pdf 715KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 3: CDC Diphtheria Worksheet  (.pdf 120KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 4: National Bacterial Meningitis and Bacteria Case Report  (.pdf 7.73MB**) Warning: file size is large and will take a while to download.
.pdf icon Appendix 5: Viral Hepatitis Case Report
(.pdf 95.5KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 6: Measles Virus Isolation  (.pdf 24.2KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 7: Measles Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 50.2KB) and Instructions  (.pdf 13.7KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 8: Mumps Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 66.7KB) and Instructions  (.pdf 15.3KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 9: Pertussis Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 48.7KB) and Instructions  (.pdf 15.8KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 10: Active Laboratory-Based Surveillance Pertussis Worksheet  (.pdf 48.1KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 11: Pertussis Death Worksheet  (.pdf 38.7KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 12: Streptococcus Pneumonia Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 178KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 13:

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Failure Case Report  (.pdf) and Instructions  (.pdf)
NOTE: These links were removed on 2/22/05 as a sufficient number of reports were received.

.pdf icon Appendix 14: Suspected Polio Case Worksheet  (.pdf 12.9KB) and Investigation of suspected case of poliomyelitis  (.pdf 16.4KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 15:

Collection of Specimens for Typing of Rubella Virus  (.pdf 15.2KB)

Please submit specimens for rubella virus testing to:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     DASH / Unit 81 Att: Dr. Icenogle
     1600 Clifton Road, NE
     Atlanta, GA 30333

.pdf icon Appendix 16: Rubella Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 108KB) and Instructions  (.pdf 15.5KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 17: Congenital Rubella Surveillance Case Report  (.pdf 105KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 18: Tetanus Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 37.7KB) and Instructions  (.pdf 13.8KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 19: Varicella Death Investigation Worksheet  (.pdf 86.2KB) and Instructions (.pdf 22.2KB)
NOTE:This worksheet has been updated since the publication of the surveillance manual. Use this link to find the revised worksheet.
.pdf icon Appendix 20: Varicella Surveillance Worksheet  (.pdf 59.1KB) and Instructions  (.pdf 13.9KB)
NOTE: This worksheet has been updated since the publication of the surveillance manual. Use this link to find the revised worksheet.
.pdf icon Appendix 21: Varicella Sample Notification  (.pdf 7.46KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 22: Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems 280KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 23: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (.pdf 89.6KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 24: CDC 50.34 Rev. 11/92 (.pdf 393KB)
.pdf icon Appendix 25: Occupational Health and Safety,
Interstate Shipment of Etiologic Agents
.pdf icon Appendix 26: Packaging and Shipping of Biomedical Material

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