CDC's Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from the CDC's Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from EIS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

NYC monitors patients colonized with C. auris upon their release

May 9, 2019
ATLANTA — A case management program piloted by the New York City health department monitors patients colonized with Candida auris after…
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VIDEO: CDC traces unexplained bleeding outbreak to synthetic cannabinoids

May 7, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Erin Moritz, PhD, MS, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Illinois Department of Public…
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Nearly 25% of kids with autism have pica

May 7, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder have pica — an eating disorder involving the eating of nonfood items —…
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VIDEO: Improving the transport of field samples

May 6, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, David Lowe, PhD, a Laboratory Leadership Service Fellow at the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic…
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73K people may be misclassified as HIV-positive in 11 African countries

May 6, 2019
ATLANTA — Approximately 73,000 people in 11 sub-Saharan African countries may be misclassified as being HIV-positive, including many who may…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Antimicrobial prophylaxis halts GAS outbreak in children’s shelter

May 6, 2019
ATLANTA — Research presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference showed that an outbreak of group A Streptococcus, or…
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HCV transmission among ED patients result of illegal drug diversion

May 6, 2019
ATLANTA — An investigation identified a health care worker who was diverting injectable narcotics for personal use as the likely source of 13…
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VIDEO: Multistate outbreak of M. fortuitum linked to vaccine mishandling

May 5, 2019
ATLANTA — Infectious Disease News spoke with Erin Blau, DNP, MSN, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Kentucky…
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VIDEO: Bacterial, fungal infections linked to opioid crisis

May 4, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Kathleen P. Hartnett, PhD, MPH, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare…
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1 in 14 DC teens have exchanged sex

May 3, 2019
ATLANTA — Research presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference highlighted that approximately one in 14 high school…