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Office of Operational Medicine and Quality Improvement Division (CG-1K21)

Disease Surveillance

Medical Event Reporting (MER)
Protecting the health of the Coast Guard workforce during a potential disease outbreak is paramount to preserving CG operational missions. This will require dynamic awareness, prevention. The health services department representative is responsible for complying with federal, state, and Coast Guard communicable disease reporting requirements. In order to have an effective communicable disease control program, health services department representatives must submit Medical Events Reports via the Navy Disease Reporting Surveillance internet (NDRSi) system. The Coast Guard is included in the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center disease monitoring program.

Influenza Surveillance
For more information regarding the Influenza Surveillance Program click here Summary Logistics for Routine Specimens.

Medical Event Reporting Resources

Nasal Wash Collection

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