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Border Infectious Disease Surveillance (BIDS)

What is BIDS? | Objectives | Background | Partners | Arizona and Sonora Efforts

Arizona and Sonora Efforts

The inception of the BIDS program in Arizona occurred in October 2002. Since that time, Arizona and Sonora have worked together for enhance surveillance of the following emerging infectious diseases and syndromes:

  • Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E (2002- 2005)
  • Febrile Exanthems, including Dengue and West Nile Virus (WNV) (2002-2005)
  • Hospitalized Pediatric Influenza (2004-2005)
  • Hospitalized Neurological Undifferentiated Fever (2004-2005)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) (2007-present)
  • Border Influenza (2009-present)
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) (2010- present)
  • Arboviral infections, including Dengue and West Nile Virus (2012-present)