KCHD staff conducted those interviews at the correctional facility on April 17-19.
Correctional facilities are not licensed public food service operations in the State of Michigan; however, the KCHD sanitarians used the Michigan Food Law of 2000 (Public Act 92 of 2000), the 2005 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code, and generally accepted best food safety practices as guidance for conducting this investigative inspection.
The sheriff's department and KCHD worked collaboratively to share valuable information essential to each department's respective investigation.
During the course of the interviews, KCHD identified a subgroup of work release employees with a unique experience.
On May 6, KCHD
learned of another outbreak through inquiries to groups identified in the same restaurant's catered event log.
After these processing steps, the results were used to build two reports that were delivered through the Internet to KCHD using a VPN secured account.
As each conventional or electronic report was received, KCHD documented whether each required data element was provided and documented the date on which conventional reports were received.
Reports received only through electronic means were evaluated to confirm that they satisfied KCHD reporting criteria.
Geographic information system maps, showing the residential zip code of patients with reportable isolates, were delivered to KCHD by using ArcIMS (ESRI, Redlands, CA).
Through the Kanawha County H1N1 task force, KCHD partnered with school nurses, county and city paramedics, a school-based health center and community volunteers/parents to conduct multiple onsite SLV clinics each day.
Local governments agreed to link all information and queries to KCHD website as well.
All vaccine administration information was reported into the state immunization registry by KCHD staff.