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Vaccine-Preventable Disease Investigation Guidelines
Vaccine-preventable diseases are public health priorities and warrant timely reporting, investigation, and intervention. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 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 button simultaneously. Navigation back to the point of departure can be accomplished either by clicking the BACK button (if available) or by closing the linked browser page.
Updated: July 2016
Section 1: Diphtheria
Section 2: Haemophilus influenzae (type b) invasive disease (children)
Section 3: Measles
Section 6: Pertussis
Section 7: Poliomyelitis
Section 8: Rubella
Section 9: S. pneumoniae invasive disease (children)
Section 10: Tetanus
Section 11: Varicella
Section 12: Recommended lab tests for VPDs
Section 13: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Section 14: Additional resources (web links)