Responding to the outbreak of invasive fungal infections: the value of public health to Americans.

@article{Bell2013RespondingTT,
  title={Responding to the outbreak of invasive fungal infections: the value of public health to Americans.},
  author={Beth P. Bell and Rima F. Khabbaz},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={309 9},
  pages={883-4}
}
THE OUTBREAK OF INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONS among patients who received injections of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate prepared by the New England Compounding Center (in Framingham, Massachusetts) is a disturbing tragedy, already the largest health care–associated fungal outbreak reported in the United States, with 693 cases and 45 deaths reported as of January 28, 2013. Effectively responding to this catastrophic event required rapid actions by clinical and public health practitioners… CONTINUE READING
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statement of Beth Bell, MD, MPH: testimony before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, US Senate, November 15, 2012

  • The CDC, public health response to the 2012 fungal meningitis, other infections outbreak
  • http: //www.cdc.gov/washington/testimony/pdf…
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