WDPHWisconsin Division of Public Health
WDPHWisconsin Department of Public Health
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On June 8, 2015, WSLH notified WDPH that five carbapenemase-producing CRE isolates with closely related PFGE patterns had been identified among four inpatients at two hospitals in southeastern Wisconsin.
To determine hospital care points common to the four patients and possible modes of CRE transmission, WDPH personnel developed an instrument for epidemiologic data collection and conducted medical record reviews, site visits (October 28 and November 9, 2015), a review of respiratory care protocols, and interviews with infection prevention staff members, primary care providers, and patients (when available).
WDPH received 104 reports of potential human MPXV infections.
To determine hospital care points common to patients 1 and 2 and possible modes of HCV transmission, WDPH conducted medical record reviews, onsite visits, interviews with hospital employees, and case-finding efforts.
WDPH interviewed the patient to determine possible environmental sources of lead.
WDPH, in partnership with community organizations, supports outreach and overdose prevention services for persons with drug dependence.
Data from the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System were analyzed to determine whether HCV infections detected during this pilot program had been reported previously to WDPH from a laboratory or local health department.
Because 10 ground crew members reported previous bat sightings at the airport, on August 22, WDPH, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Public Health Madison & Dane County, and airport authorities conducted an environmental assessment of the airport to ascertain circumstances leading to the incident.
CDC, MHD, and WDPH reviewed the timing of recently implemented HIV testing strategies and examined data from two sources: 1) name-based, confidential HIV surveillance data (collected in Wisconsin since 1985) and 2) HIV testing data from publicly funded test sites.
CDC compared primary and secondary syphilis incidence for 1999-2001 and 2006-2008 using WDPH surveillance data.
An epidemiologic investigation by WDPH determined that the family had purchased a small turtle from a souvenir shop during a vacation to south-central Wisconsin in late July 2004; the mother could not recall the name of" the store.
In July 2004, WDPH began receiving reports that small turtles were being sold or given away with purchase in several tourist destinations in Wisconsin.