On October 18, 2010, CDHD
notified NDHHS of six persons who experienced fever, headache, arthralgia, and myalgia upon returning from a 7-11 day missionary trip to Haiti's Carrefour community.
The initial investigation by CDHD and IDHW began on August 7 with interviews of 20 persons who attended a party at the splash park on July 26.
To find additional cases, identify risk factors, and implement control measures, CDHD and IDHW initiated telephone interviews of municipal park visitors who attended reservation-only gatherings at an onsite pavilion July 23-August 10, the only dates for which reservation listings were available.
On August 9, CDHD collected water samples from the splash park, and those samples were analyzed for total coliforms and Escherichia coli using the 9223B substrate Colilert method.
The University of Idaho's Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) in Moscow, ID, provides Behavior Consultation as just one option created for individuals in the state who qualify for Medicaid-funded waiver services.
CDHD is offering the manual for half price ($20, including S&H) to Exceptional Parent readers.
Julie Fodor, PhD, serves as the Executive Director of the Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) at the University of Idaho.
She currently works as a Behavior Consultant at the CDHD, is an art therapist and administrator at a children's mental health clinic, and maintains a private practice.