Michael Coletta, MPH
CDC BioSense Program Manager
Nabarun Dasgupta, MPH, PhD
Epidemiologist, BioSense Redesign Team
Research Triangle Institute
Please join ISDS and CDC for an information webinar related to syndromic surveillance of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the US.On May 2, 2014, the first U.S. imported case of MERS was confirmed in Indiana. Guidance was recently distributed for users of various syndromic surveillance systems to report conditions related to MERS to the CDC using the template developed (the guidance can be found by scrolling down to the MERS folder at this link). For a general overview of this activity, look for the document entitled "MERS Guidance" in the library. This guidance is a collaborative effort of the CDC and public health officials from Illinois and Indiana. During this webinar, officials from CDC and the Research Triangle Institute will be available to discuss the guidance and address any questions.