Maricopa County’s use of NSSP ESSENCE to detect cases during a hepatitis A outbreak


On 3/29/2017, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received three reports of confirmed HAV infection from an onsite clinic at Campus A that assists individuals experiencing homelessness, a population at risk for HAV transmission. To identify the scope of the problem, the department initiated rapid HAV infection case detection using NSSP ESSENCE.


To demonstrate the utility of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program’s (NSSP) version of the Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) for case detection during a 2017 outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection among persons experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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January 19, 2018

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