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Drop of news … ..from CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch (WDPB) ; June 2008
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    Greetings -- Actions and Alerts -- Mark your Calendars -- Health Communications: Community and Public Health Partnerships to Limit Outbreaks -- LAB NOTES -- Water Samples - Pool Water and Pool Filter Backwash Collection -- CDC Shipping - Water Samples and Clinical Specimens -- Stool Samples - Collection for Genotyping and Subtyping Cryptosporidium spp. -- Giardia Research - Opportunity for Collaboration -- Healthy Water Web Site Team Working in DPD -- A Travel-associated Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster Investigation -- CSTE Workgroup - Naegleria fowleri -- MMWR - Naegleria fowleri Case Summaries -- Taking A Closer Look - Naegleria fowleri -- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): 2005-2006 Surveillance Summary -- Request to Readers -- Contacts.

    A Drop of News is a forum for highlighting state and local waterborne disease surveillance activities, and giving informal updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about waterborne disease and outbreak surveillance initiatives.

    This issue brings you tools for preventing and investigating waterborne disease outbreaks, with a particular emphasis on recreational water venues, as well as recommendations and examples of effective health communication strategies for outbreaks. See Actions and Alerts for information


    about recreational water illness (RWI) prevention materials, CDC’s RWI outbreak response toolkit and upcoming NORS trainings. This issue will also introduce some of our laboratory staff and research initiatives in DPD; as well as provide guidance on how to collect pool water and stool specimens for testing at CDC laboratories.

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