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    Vaccine-Preventable Disease Investigation Guidelines

    Agency: Community Health

    A woman in a white lab coat is looking into a microscope

    Vaccine-preventable diseases are public health priorities and warrant timely reporting, investigation, and intervention. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has developed the following guidelines for surveillance, investigation, and public health follow-up
    of these diseases. This guidance is intended principally for local health department workers or other public health personnel but may be helpful to other health care providers as well.

    The information is organized into separate sections for each disease; they may be viewed
    on-line or downloaded. Within each section there are numerous hyper-links to other areas
    within the document or to other Internet resources (the latter are navigable provided the
    user is connected to the Internet); these are indicated in colored, underscored text and
    can be accessed by placing the mouse cursor over the text and clicking the left mouse
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    Face of boy with measles, (third day rash)

    Investigation Guidelines

    Updated: January/February 2014

    Section 1:     Diphtheria

    Section 2:     Haemophilus influenzae (type b) invasive disease  (children)

    Section 3:     Measles

    Section 4:     Meningococcal disease

    Section 5:     Mumps

    Section 6:     PertussisThis photo of a young child with mumps shows the characteristic jaw swelling

    Section 7:     Poliomyelitis

    Section 8:     Rubella

    Section 9:     S. pneumoniae invasive disease   (children)

    Section 10:   Tetanus 

    Section 11:   Varicella

    Section 12:   Table of recommended lab tests for VPDs

    Section 13:   Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System   (VAERS)

    Section 14:   Additional resources (web links)



    Child with broken blood vessels in eyes and bruising on face due to pertussis coughing     

    Eyes of a child with measles Child with pertussis; it is difficult for him to stop coughing and to get air






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