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Global Disease Detection Operations Center: Response and Deployments

Rapid responses to disease events are important to minimize the impact of an outbreak. To ensure 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 funding access to CDC programs through a contingency fund. The contingency fund 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.

Response and Deployments by Year

In 2016, the Outbreak Response Contingency Fund supported the majority of CDC’s responses to international outbreaks, including the deployment of CDC experts to 7 countries to respond to 9 outbreaks.

Outbreak Country
Yellow Fever Angola and DRC
Yellow Fever Uganda
Malaria Angola
Cholera DRC
Sepsis Peru
Rift Valley Fever Uganda
Zika Brazil
Cholera Tanzania
Spastic Parapesis Zambia

In 2015, the Outbreak Response Contingency Fund supported the majority of CDC’s responses to international outbreaks, including the deployment of CDC experts to 10 countries to respond to 11 outbreaks.

Outbreak Country
Nodding Syndrome Uganda
Typhoid Uganda
Toxin Mozambique
Botulism Ethiopia
Meningitis Niger
MERS-CoV Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
MERS-CoV Republic of Korea
Cholera Kenya
Cholera Tanzania
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Brazil
Dengue Dominican Republic
Histoplasmosis Dominican Republic
Hepatitis C Singapore

 

In 2014, the Outbreak Response Contingency Fund supported the majority of CDC’s responses to international outbreaks, including the deployment of CDC experts to 14 countries to respond to 14 outbreaks.

Outbreak Country
Chikungunya Dominican Republic
Chronic Lung Disease Malawi
Ebola Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Fiji
Melioidosis Federated States of Micronesia
MERS-CoV Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
MERS-CoV Qatar
MERS-CoV United Arab Emirates
Measles Federated States of Micronesia
Nodding Syndrome Uganda
Plague Madagascar
Salmonella (Drug-resistant) Kenya
Sarcocystosis Malaysia

 

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.

Outbreak Country
Chikungunya Federated States of Micronesia
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Uganda
Dengue Angola
Dengue Kenya
Dengue Tanzania
H5N1 Cambodia
Legionellosis Mexico
Meningitis Ghana
Meningitis Ethiopia
MERS-CoV Jordan
MERS-CoV Qatar
Monkeypox Democratic Republic of Congo
Nodding Syndrome Uganda
Novel Orthopoxvirus Republic of Georgia
Plant Alkaloid Induced Liver Disease Ethiopia
Rabies Taiwan
Unexplained Severe Illness in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Panama
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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