Surveillance of VPD Manual Update - 1/12/2023

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Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Revisions to Diphtheria Chapter 1: 

  • updating the Disease Description and Background sections to include information on the current epidemiology of cutaneous and NTTB diphtheria
  • updating the Case and Close Contacts Investigation section to include current information regarding the investigation, testing, treatment, and case notification of non-toxin and toxin-producing diphtheria

Revisions to the diphtheria chapter appendices:

  • deleting Appendix 1 – Instructions for specimen collection and transport for laboratory testing of Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans
  • updating and providing as fillable, Appendix 2 – Guidelines for managing a suspected case of diphtheria and for managing close contacts
  • updating and providing as fillable, Appendix 3 - CDC Diphtheria Worksheet

Revisions to Lab Support Chapter 22:

  • updating Table 1 - Lab Contacts information


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