EIS International Night 2012


International Night 2012 took place on Wednesday, April 18th during the 61st Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. The session was co-moderated by Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Paul Kelly, Chairman of the Advisory Board, TEPHINET.  Dr. Peter Bloland, Director of the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development welcomed our special guests and moderators.  Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC’s Director, congratulated the audience for their commitment to public health and spoke about improving health through the core method of using data to improve performance. Dr. Dionisio Jose Herrera Guibert, Director of TEPHINET gave the evening’s awards and closing remarks.


Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients!

2012 William H. Foege Award for Outstanding Public Health Scientific Presentation
Factors Associated with Interruption of Treatment among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Plateau State – Nigeria, 2011
Presented by: Luka Ibrahim

2012 Best Poster Presentation
Food-borne Outbreak among Inmates in Six Prison Facilities – Eastern El Salvador, June 2010
Presented by: Rhossy Hassell Espinoza

International Session has been recorded and is available at www.tephinet.org.




Oral Presentations

Linked Testing Using Rapid HIV Test for Antenatal Care Sentinel Surveillance in Resource-Limited Settings: Evidence from Angola’s Experience in 2009.

Risk Factors for Critical Disease and Death from Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Immunosupressants and Immunostimulants- what works? Chongqing Municipality, China, 2011.

Factors Associated with Interruption of Treatment among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Plateau State- Nigeria, 2011.

Cholera Outbreak at an Internally Displaces Person’s Camp in a Flood Affected District- Muzzaffargarh, Pakistan, 2010.

Effect of educational intervention to prevent and control the increase overweight and obesity in schoolchildren from public elementary schools in marginal-urban district of Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru from 2010-2011.

Space-Time clusters analysis of cases of whopping cough- Barcelona, Spain, 2000-2011.


Poster Presentations

An Outbreak of Salmonella Serotype Dubin Infections Associated with Eating Egg Sandwiches from a Supermarket -- Zhejiang province, China, 2011

Food-borne Outbreak Among Inmates in Six Prison Facilities – Eastern El Salvador, June 2010

Rabies in Georgia, 2011 (Georgia, Gardabani region, Village of Nazarlo) August 2011 – December 14

Risk factors for colonization with livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Germany 2011

Risk Factors for Severe Pneumonia among Children Aged 2-59 Months in Western Kenya 2011

Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Coverage — Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, 2011

Risk factors for human brucellosis in an urban setting—Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 2011

Epidemiological and Microbiological investigation of cholera outbreak in a marsh slum area of Lagos, South Western Nigeria, 2011.

An outbreak of shigellosis linked to imported basil. The importance of standardized genotyping tools and traceability systems, Norway, October 2011

Investigation of a Measles Outbreak and Appraisal of Measles Elimination Indicators – Qasseem Region, Saudi Arabia, 2011

Cluster of Measles Cases among Malnourished Maasai Children, Monduli District, Arusha, Tanzania 2011

Epidemiology of Electrocution Death identified by Flood-related Surveillance during the Worst Flood Disaster in Thailand, 2011

Crab meat: A new vehicle for Escherichia coli O157 identified during an outbreak in UK, 2011

The Effect of Formal Written Communication on Male Partner Participation in the Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) Programme in Zvimba District, Zimbabwe, 2010

Typhoid outbreak investigation in Dzivaresekwa Suburb of Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2011



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Mon, 04/16/2012 - Fri, 04/20/2012