Office of Border Health

Border Infectious Disease Surveillance (BIDS)

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The Border Infectious Disease Surveillance (BIDS) is a regional surveillance system for monitoring infectious disease along the U.S.-Mexico border. BIDS efforts promote binational communication, exchange of epidemiologic data, and improves cross border public health infrastructure through collaboration with local, state, federal, academic, and international partners. Data and information gathered from BIDS enhances current surveillance for infectious diseases of public health importance and provides for effective binational disease prevention and control strategies.

Additional information

The CDC has published a report on the BIDS project in the publication "Emerging Infectious Diseases", Volume 9, Number 1, January 2003. The report may be viewed by visiting the CDC website or may be obtained in PDF format. Visit our links page. For additional information, contact us.