Outbreak Response

Infectious diseases can be found everywhere, and NCEZID is engaged in preventing, tracking, detecting, and responding to outbreaks of infectious disease throughout the United States and the world. The links below reference stories and updates about our work from 2011 to the present responding to domestic and global outbreaks of infectious disease.

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CDC responded to an outbreak of dengue in the Marshall Islands. This image shows a group of people standing around a table full of equipment, watching a demonstration for a rapid diagnostic test that detects the presence of dengue virus in people with dengue-like symptoms.

Overview of NCEZID’s work in responding to outbreaks

Stories that spotlight specific responses to outbreaks

Foodborne diseases
Fungal diseases
Global (see Border and Global Health)
Healthcare-associated infections
Highly pathogenic organisms (Deadly)

What is this? NCEZID’s “path lab” helps find the answer (identifying previously unrecognized or highly lethal infectious agents)Cdc-pdf [PDF – page 27] Our Work, Our Stories 2011–2012








   Rift Valley Fever

Vector-borne diseases
Waterborne diseases
Multiple areas / Other