Interagency and Commercial Collaboration During an Investigation of Chikungunya and Dengue Among Returning Travelers to the United States

Emily S. Jentes Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Alexander J. Millman Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Michelle Decenteceo Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Miami, Florida.

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Andrew Klevos Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Miami, Florida.

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Holly M. Biggs Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Douglas H. Esposito Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Heidi McPherson Amigos de las Américas, Houston, Texas.

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Carmen Sullivan Amigos de las Américas, Houston, Texas.

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Dayton Voorhees Amigos de las Américas, Houston, Texas.

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Jim Watkins Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Miami, Florida.

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Fanancy L. Anzalone American Airlines, Miami, Florida.

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Linda Gaul Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas.

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Sal Flores Customs and Border Protection, Miami, Florida.

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Public health investigations can require intensive collaboration between numerous governmental and nongovernmental organizations. We describe an investigation involving several governmental and nongovernmental partners that was successfully planned and performed in an organized, comprehensive, and timely manner with several governmental and nongovernmental partners.

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* Address correspondence to Emily S. Jentes or Mark J. Sotir, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-03, Atlanta, GA 30333. E-mails: efj8@cdc.gov or mps6@cdc.gov

Financial support: This investigation was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Authors' addresses: Emily S. Jentes, Douglas H. Esposito, Gary W. Brunette, and Mark J. Sotir, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, E-mails: efj8@cdc.gov, hgj4@cdc.gov, fvd3@cdc.gov, and mps6@cdc.gov. Alexander J. Millman, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, E-mail: irm6@cdc.gov. Michelle Decenteceo, Andrew Klevos, and Jim Watkins, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Miami, FL, E-mails: vqi8@cdc.gov, hvc4@cdc.gov, and gpf4@cdc.gov. Holly M. Biggs, Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, E-mail: xdc6@cdc.gov. Heidi McPherson, Carmen Sullivan, and Dayton Voorhees, Regional Safety and Operations, Amigos de las Americas, Houston, TX, E-mails: hmcpherson@amigosinternational.org, csullivan@amigosinternational.org, and dvoorhee@phs.org. Fanancy L. Anzalone, Medical Department, American Airlines, Miami, FL, E-mail: fanancy.anzalone@aa.com. Linda Gaul, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX, E-mail: linda.gaul@dshs.state.tx.us. Sal Flores, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Miami, FL, E-mail: salvador.s.flores@cbp.dhs.gov.

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