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Active Bacterial Core surveillance
Active Baterial Core surveillance
Overview Pathogens
CDC Participants
Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) is a core component of CDC's Emerging Infections Programs Network...more
Surveillance Areas
State health departments and partners
List of Pathogens
Links to pathogen information
ABCs Isolate Bank
An extensive collection of group A streptococcus, group B streptococcus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates
Methodology   Reports and Findings
Determine the incidence and epidemiologic characteristics of invasive disease...more
Surveillance Population
The total population of ABCs is approximately 38.6 million. However, most areas restrict the population further for certain pathogens to insure complete reporting and good audit data...more
Case Definition & Ascertainment
ABCs case finding is both active and laboratory-based. Since isolation of one of the six organisms...more
Data Collection
A standardized case report form containing questions on basic demographics, underlying conditions, vaccinations and risk factors for infection...more
Laboratory Characterization
Surveillance Evaluation
To ensure that all cases of diseases under surveillance are being reported...more
Data Collection Forms
A standardized case report form containing questions on basic demographics, underlying conditions, vaccinations...more
ABCs Special Studies
Special studies undertaken by ABCs...more
Surveillance Reports
Reports on group A streptococcus, group B streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae...more
List of topic related articles
Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Toolkit
This manual answers commonly asked questions regarding the surveillance and reporting of S. pneumoniae...more
Healthy People 2010
Objectives Related to ABCs Pathogens
Related Links ABCs Impact
Links related to ABCs topics
ABCs tracks decline in invasive pneumococcal disease PDF 11KB
Date:August 14, 2006
Content source: Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases

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