Anthrax Case Investigation System (AIS)
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      CDC requests that Health Departments that do not have their own anthrax investigation form use the CDC’s CIF [case investigation form]. It should be used for naturally acquired anthrax cases and at the beginning of an intentional anthrax release to submit case notifications to CDC.

      The CIF contains a comprehensive set of variables that may help to identify the source and location of exposure. The form collects signs and symptoms to identify the type of disease and laboratory results to classify the case. Variables on the CIF can also identify the success of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) campaigns following an identified event, as well as PEP failures. The intention of the CIF is to be a starting point to identify known and potential exposures, with the possibility for modification in the context of an investigation.

      Some of the information will be redundant with other data sources (e.g., laboratory results and LRN reporting system). Once a system is in place for the integration of data from multiple sources, the data can be integrated automatically, and separate laboratory data will not need to be entered here. A notification will be sent when this occurs.

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      Case Investigation Form (CIF) -- -- Summary Notification Form (SNF) -- Download Database from the Public FTP -- Epi InfoTM Tutorial -- Data Submission -- Submitting Data via the Secure FTP server.
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