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Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015

Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United States1

James L. HadlerComments to Author , Dhara Patel, Roger S. Nasci, Lyle R. Petersen, James M. Hughes, Kristy Bradley, Paul Etkind, Lilly Kan, and Jeffrey Engel
Author affiliations: Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (J.L. Hadler); Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (D. Patel, J. Engel); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (R.S. Nasci, L.R. Petersen); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (J.M. Hughes); Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (K. Bradley); National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC, USA (P. Etkind, L. Kan)

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Table 4

FTE positions for arbovirus surveillance in 2012 and additional FTEs needed by functional job category, 50 states and 21 local health departments, United States*

Characteristic FTE epidemiologists FTE laboratory staff FTE mosquito surveillance staff FTE support and administrative staff Total FTEs
2012 34.6 (16.6) 64.6 (30.9) 57.2 (27.4) 52.5 (25.1) 208.9
No. needed 25.1 (20.5) 26.4 (21.5) 53.6 (43.7) 17.5 (14.3) 122.6
2012 32.8 (19.3) 7.4 (4.4) 93.9 (55.6) 34.8 (20.6) 168.9
No. needed 6.2 (9.7) 7.5 (11.7) 36.3 (56.5) 14.2 (22.1) 64.2
Total 39.0 14.9 130.2 49.0 233.1

*Values are no. (%). FTE, full-time equivalent.

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1A shorter version of this report has been published previously (1).

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