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Special Programs

Epidemiology continues to expand the system of surveillance for early detection of outbreaks and potential bio-terrorism attack.

The program now partners with the St. Lucie County School Board and area private schools to track and monitor school absentee rates. This unique system provides for rapid recognition and response to disease outbreaks.

Another program enhancement includes participation in the Integrated Active Surveillance Program (IASP), which streamlines existing disease detection systems and actively partners with the community to accomplish rapid disease detection and reporting.