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Emerging Infections Program

 How we are organized

The Emerging Infections Programs (EIPs) is a population-based network of CDC and state health departments, working with collaborators (local health departments, public health laboratories, clinical laboratories, infection control practitioners, healthcare providers, academic institutions, and other federal agencies) to assess the public health impact of emerging infections and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control.

 Since July 2000, Colorado has been conducting active, population-based laboratory surveillance among residents of the five-county Denver metropolitan area (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties) as one of eleven states participating in EIP. The program has two main components, Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs), focused on invasive bacterial diseases and FoodNet, focused on foodborne and waterborne diseases. A more recent third component is enhanced surveillance and special projects for influenza.


Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs)
Active population-based laboratory surveillance for invasive diseases caused by emerging, vaccine-preventable, and drug-resistant bacterial diseases. Pathogens include:

  • Group A Streptococcus
  • Group B Streptococcus  


Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)
Active, population-based laboratory surveillance to monitor the incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases. Surveillance is conducted for seven bacterial and two parasitic pathogens:

  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Cyclospora
  • Vibrio  

Information for Local Health Departments


Disease Statistics and Reports

  • EIP Monitoring Reports
  • Monitoring Reports for Communicable Diseases

Colorado EIP Conference Presentations


More Information About EIP


Contact us: 303-692-2700