Local Health Department Costs Associated with Response to a School-Based Pertussis Outbreak -- Omaha, Nebraska, September-November 2008

Pour, A. M.; Allensworth, C. D.; Clark, T. A.; Liang, J. L.; Bonner, P. Cullison; Messonnier, M. L.; Asay, G. R. Beeler
January 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/14/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p5
The article presents the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) in Omaha, Nebraska, to assess the costs incurred by a local health department responding to pertussis outbreak. In late 2008, the DCHD responded to a school-based pertussis outbreak with 26 cases. It details the process of DCHD response to the school-based pertussis outbreak in 2008. The three-step process in which cost data were obtained is explained.


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