Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning
HS2E-A, Frankfort, KY 40601
The Epi Rapid Responders are a small group of multi-disciplinary investigators who mount immediate, comprehensive response to reports of disease outbreaks. Teams ordinarily include a nurse, environmentalist and epidemiologist at the local health department level.
Appropriate discipline-specific team members investigate cases to determine the actual extent and potential spread of the disease. Communication among responders and with principal contacts is maintained until all infected persons have been treated, all required contacts have been made and all at-risk persons have been adequately interviewed and/or received preventive treatment. Team stand down only when all members agree that the disease has sufficiently been controlled.
See ERRT Membership Requirements for approved training.