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The Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Guidelines (EAIDG)

**UPDATED January 2016 **

EAIDG 2016 PDFPDF v2, 7.13 MB (Check individual chapters below for updates)

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a centralized resource for outbreak and reportable disease investigations to local and regional health departments in Texas. This handbook is intended as a tool to help local and regional public health staff with their surveillance activities and investigations. Our hope is that this handbook will continue to grow over the years and highlight some of the best investigation practices in the state. Information covers control measures, case definitions, case statuses, laboratory collection/shipping procedures and more. 

List of Individual Chapters:

Amebiasis  (PDF, 375 KB)

Amebic Meningitis/Encephalitis (PDF, 431 KB)

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (PDF, 252 KB)

Ascariasis (PDF, 269 KB)

Botulism (PDF, 453 KB)

Campylobacteriosis (PDF, 404 KB)

CRE (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae)(PDF, 268 KB)

CRS (Congenital Rubella Syndrome)(PDF, 268 KB)

Cryptosporidiosis (PDF, 402 KB)

Cyclosporiasis (PDF, 374 KB)

Diphtheria (PDF, 393 KB)

Ebola (PDF, 383 KB)

Fascioliasis (PDF, 348 KB)

GAS  (Streptococcus pyogenes, Invasive) (PDF, 265 KB)

Gastroenteritis Outbreaks  (PDF, 538 KB)

GBS (Streptococcus agalactiae, Invasive) (PDF, 264 KB)

HAV  (PDF, 285 KB)

HBV (Acute and Perinatal) (PDF, 787 KB)

HCV (PDF, 250 KB)

HEV (PDF, 344 KB)

Haemophilus influenzae (PDF, 500 KB)

Hookworm (PDF, 267 KB)

Legionellosis (PDF, 1,057 KB)

Listeriosis (PDF, 432 KB)

MDR-A (PDF, 456 KB) 

Measles (PDF, 1,227 KB)

Meningococcal Disease, Invasive (PDF, 722 KB)

Mumps (PDF, 424 KB)

Novel Coronavirus v2(PDF, 1,208 KB)

Novel Flu    (PDF, 113 KB)

Norovirus (PDF, 404 KB)

Paragonimiasis (PDF, 346 KB)

Pediatric Flu Death (PDF, 319 KB)

Pertussis (PDF, 665 KB)

Polio (PDF, 255 KB)

Rubella v2 (PDF, 452 KB)

Salmonellosis (PDF, 845 KB)

Shigellosis  (PDF, 502 KB)

STEC  (Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli) (PDF, 475 KB)

Streptococcus pneumoniae (PDF, 315 KB)

Tetanus (PDF, 426 KB)

Trichuriasis (PDF, 242 KB)

Typhoid Fever  (PDF, 820 KB)

Varicella (PDF, 451 KB)

Vibriosis including Cholera (PDF, 489 KB)

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (PDF, 211 KB)

VISA/VRSA (PDF, October 2016)

Yersiniosis (PDF, 400 KB)

Appendix A: Additional Flowcharts (PDF, 798 KB)

Appendix B: OSS Exposure Notifications (PDF, 396 KB)

Appendix C: Laboratory Resources (PDF, 988 KB)

Appendix D: Summary of Updates (PDF, 439 KB)

Appendix E: Additional Resources (PDF, 444 KB)

Last updated January 27, 2017