STD Outbreak Response Resources

Guidance for Outbreak Detection, Response Plans, and Control Activities

STD Outbreak Response Plan Guide (Updated 12/10/2020) – Guidance for jurisdictions on developing their own STD outbreak response plan.

STD Outbreak Prevention and Control Activities – A companion document to the STD Outbreak Response Plan Guide, providing more specific examples of outbreak control and prevention activities.

Ceftriaxone-resistant GC Outbreak Response Plan Guide  – Used in conjunction with CDC’s STD Outbreak Response Plan Guide to facilitate development of an ARGC-specific Outbreak Response Plan prior to conducting an ARGC TTX.

Syphilis Outbreak Detection Guidance – A framework for understanding a program’s epidemiology, determining if and when an outbreak might be occurring, and when additional resources and activities might be needed.

Health Alert Templates

Modify these templates with your local data and recommendations to alert providers about current STD outbreaks.

Case Report Forms

Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI) Case Report Form – A DGI report form for state and local health departments to use when collecting critical data elements surrounding DGI cases.

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea (DRGC)

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea (ARGC) Tabletop Exercise (TTX) [ZIP – 22 MB] – The DRGC TTX is designed to assist local and state health departments test existing response plans, policies, and procedures to improve preparedness and response efforts around DRGC.

Individual ARGC TTX Materials Found in the Zip File

Talking Points for Gonorrhea with Reduced Susceptibility [DOC – 23 KB] – Talking points to help health departments describe the situation, what the health department is doing, what clinicians can do, and what the public can do to prevent the spread of gonorrhea with reduced susceptibility.

Gonorrhea with Reduced Susceptibility Health Alert Template – A health alert template that can be adapted and used by a health department to notify local public health practitioners, clinicians, public health laboratories, and public information officers about a case, cluster, or isolate of reduced susceptibility N. gonorrhoeae in their jurisdiction.