Healthcare-Associated Outbreak Investigations
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.
- This manuscriptexternal icon suggests an approach to follow-up of infection control breaches that focuses on the risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission.
- Healthcare-Associated Hepatitis B and C Outbreaks Reported to CDC This table summarizes healthcare-associated outbreaks of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection reported to CDC since 2008.
Framework for use by health departments for public notification in response to possible bloodborne pathogen exposures