Health Secur 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.
Peter M. DeJonge, MPH, and Khalil Chedid, MD, MPH, are PhD Candidates, Department of Epidemiology; Abigail Gaughan is an Undergraduate Student; Emily T. Martin, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology; and Alison L. Miller, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education; all at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. William Gribbin, MS, is a Medical Student and Andrew N. Hashikawa, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics; both at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.
Childcare attendance is a recognized independent risk factor for pediatric infectious diseases due to the pathogen-sharing behaviors of young children and the crowded environments of childcare programs. The Michigan Child Care Related Infections Surveillance Program (MCRISP) is a novel online illness surveillance network used by community childcare centers to track disease incidence. It has been used to warn local public health departments about emerging outbreaks. Read More