Need for Further Guidance


Based on illness tracking data, outbreak reporting, and stakeholder feedback, CDC believed further prevention-oriented planning and action were needed. CDC worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to get agreement on the need for a national workshop to develop guidance for preventing future RWI outbreaks. This CSTE position statement was passed in 2004 and CDC was tasked with organizing the national workshop, which was held in 2005.

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