Identification

Name

Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response System

Short name

GEIS

Status

Active

Category

Supersystem

Organizations
(1) Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
(2) United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Update frequency

Weekly

Created

2014-03-14 16:20:49+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 18:51:04.755640+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The aim of the GEIS section is to contribute to the protection of DoD healthcare beneficiaries and the global community through an integrated worldwide emerging infectious disease surveillance system. Efforts support and strengthen surveillance among deployed US military personnel and aid in diagnosis and treatment at military treatment facilities.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Early warning
(3) Situational awareness
Year start

1997

URL https://www.afhsc.mil/home/divisions/GEIS
URL (alternate) https://www.afhsc.mil/documents/pubs/CommDz/comWeekly.pdf
Related system
(1) Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE)
(2) Suite for automated global electronic biosurveillance (SAGES)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Afghanistan
(2) California
(3) Cameroon
(4) Delaware
(5) District of Columbia
(6) Egypt
(7) Germany
(8) Ghana
(9) Japan
(10) Kenya
(11) Korea, Republic of
(12) Liberia
(13) Maryland
(14) Mongolia
(15) New Mexico
(16) Ohio
(17) Peru
(18) Philippines
(19) Poland
(20) Texas
(21) Thailand
(22) Uganda
(23) Virginia
(24) Yemen
Geography

Yes

Diseases
(1) Campylobacteriosis
(2) Coccidioidomycosis
(3) Giardiasis
(4) Hepatitis A
(5) Lyme disease
(6) Malaria
(7) Meningococcal disease
(8) Mumps
(9) Norovirus infection
(10) Pertussis
(11) Salmonellosis
(12) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection
(13) Shigellosis
(14) Strep throat
(15) Syphilis
(16) Varicella
Disease transmission types
(1) Air-borne
(2) Ingestion
(3) Sexually transmitted
(4) Vector-borne
(5) Water-borne
Disease properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Select agents or toxins
(3) Zoonotic

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) ED/Hospital Records
(2) Laboratory Records