LABORATORY GUIDE TO INTERPRETATION OF ENTERIC PATHOGENS

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Alves, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-23T15:27:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-23T15:27:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/39046
dc.description.abstract This report details an experience with the North Carolina Division of Public Health Department of Health and Human Services (Communicable Disease Branch). The Communicable Disease branch works to unite local, state, and federal health agencies to monitor outbreaks, public health investigations, and health departments in the region. Real-time surveillance for the state is completed using the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NC EDSS), which requires state health officials to report various diseases for epidemiologic data and monitoring. Miscommunications over laboratory results and disease classification via the electronic-based reporting prompted the creation of a guide for laboratory interpretation of enteric pathogens for field use in North Carolina Health Departments. The guide was designed for quick reference in dayto-day use and in the hopes of providing resources for nurses across the state to better aid in disease classification and provide more reliable epidemiologic data. This guide serves as the capstone project. In addition to work completed on enteric pathogens, the student generated an online survey linked to a database for a Zika Virus Registry in order to track infected mothers, their pregnancy progress, and infant health. This database consolidates information about Zika virus outbreaks across North Carolina and also generates reports to assist with tracking and categorizing cases and data points of interest. The student assisted in updating templates used for survey outbreaks and disease classification for the North Carolina Communicable Disease Manual. The student also had the opportunity to participate in outbreak investigations regarding Naegleria fowleri, Escherichia coli O157, and Salmonella. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject laboratory en_US
dc.subject interpretation en_US
dc.subject enteric en_US
dc.subject pathogens en_US
dc.subject North Carolina en_US
dc.title LABORATORY GUIDE TO INTERPRETATION OF ENTERIC PATHOGENS en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Robert L. Larson en_US
dc.date.published 2018 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search K-REx


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics








Center for the

Advancement of Digital

Scholarship

cads@k-state.edu