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Requesting an Epi-Aid : epidemiologic assistance from CDC
  • Published Date:
    November 2016
  • Language:
    English ; Spanish
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  • Description:
    What is an Epi-Aid? -- Who participates? -- Can a local jurisdiction request an Epid-Aid? -- How can a public health authority request an Epi-Aid? -- How do Epi-Aids benefit public health? -- What is the role of the requesting public health authority? -- Where can I get more information?

    An Epi-Aid is an investigation of an urgent public health problem, such as infectious or non-communicable disease outbreaks, unexplained illnesses, or natural or manmade disasters. When a public health authority requests assistance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an Epi-Aid allows rapid, short-term (1–3 weeks), generally onsite, technical assistance by Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers and other CDC subject matter experts. The focus of an Epi-Aid investigation is to assist partners in making rapid, practical decisions for actions to prevent and control the public health problem.


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