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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Disease Surveillance and the Academic, Clinical, and Public Health Communities

Robert W. Pinner*Comments to Author , Catherine A. Rebmann*, Anne Schuchat*, and James M. Hughes*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Surveillance and focus area for two core projects conducted at all Emerging Infections Program sitesa

Projects Type of surveillance Focus
Active Bacterial Core Surveillance Active, laboratory-based Invasive disease (isolated from a normally sterile site such as blood or cerebrospinal fluid) caused by group A streptococcus, group B streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae
FoodNet/Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Active, laboratory-based Disease (first isolation from a person) caused by Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, Vibrio, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli, including O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, and Cyclospora

aIntended to generate reliable estimates of the incidence of certain infections and provide the foundation for a variety of epidemiologic studies to explore risk factors, disease spectrum, and prevention strategies.

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