SDDOHSouth Dakota Department of Health
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The primary-care providers of the six patients with culture-positive results were informed about surveillance findings, and local public health nurses and SDDOH staff investigated the household contacts of all these patients.
These essential lessons benefit public health officials in their initial exercises," said Steve Wood, Vice-President of Consulting and Professional Services for Global Secure who worked with SDDOH on the exercises.
SDDOH officials believed it would be better to learn those lessons during an exercise rather than when a real disaster strikes.