Identification

Name

Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance System

Short name

COVIS

Status

Active

Category

System

People
(1) Ezra Barzilay, MEDICAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST, bwk9@cdc.gov
(2) Anna Newton, GUEST RESEARCHER/AREF, ivz9@cdc.gov
Organizations
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Update frequency

Yearly

Created

2012-10-02 21:06:51+00:00

Modified

2016-02-20 19:27:10.295451+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The COVIS system is a national database of reported human illnesses caused by all Vibrio species. COVIS was initiated by CDC, FDA, and the Gulf Coast states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) in 1988. CDC has maintained a database of Vibrio infections from humans in order to obtain reliable information on illnesses associated with Vibrio species.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early detection
Year start

1988

URL http://www.cdc.gov/nationalsurveillance/cholera-vibrio-surveillance.html

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Geography

No

Diseases
(1) Cholera
(2) Vibriosis
Disease transmission types
(1) Ingestion

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records
(2) Official Reports