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Outbreak Prevention and Response (OPRP)

Outbreak Prevention and Response Protocol (OPRP) Guidelines

The OPRP Detailed Outline is a "quick start" to developing an OPRP.

GISS Reporting Requirements
Brief description and flowchart of syndromic surveillance reporting through the VSP GISS reporting system.

Case Report Requirements
A listing of laboratory-confirmed or suspected cases of specific diseases to be reported to the VSP.

Laboratory Information
A select listing of clinical and environmental laboratory resources and required documentation.

Shipping Information
Information necessary to ship clinical/diagnostic specimens in support of an acute gastroenteritis outbreak investigation.  This information is based on the shipping regulations promulgated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements.

Various forms used in gastrointestinal illness surveillance and acute gastroenteritis outbreak response.

Information Sheets and Links
Useful information on common pathogens frequently involved in acute gastroenteritis outbreaks on board cruise ships.

Epi Tools
Items that may be useful in an outbreak investigation.