Healthcare-associated Outbreaks

Upon consultation CDC can provide assistance to health departments during investigation, and share best practices based on many states’ previous experiences with issues such as: infection control breaches previously associated with transmissions in specific settings and observation recommendations, guidance for notification messages including specific populations to screen, and guidance on laboratory testing and molecular genetic investigation.

Sample Questionnaire and Exposure Window Calculator

A sample data gathering tool word icon[DOC – 29 KB] for cases of recent/new hepatitis B or C virus infection without known risk factors for viral hepatitis to help guide health departments in identifying potential healthcare exposures that may warrant further public health investigation.