Toxic-shock syndrome in Minnesota: results of an active-passive surveillance system.

@article{Osterholm1982ToxicshockSI,
  title={Toxic-shock syndrome in Minnesota: results of an active-passive surveillance system.},
  author={Michael T. Osterholm and J. C. Forfang},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1982},
  volume={145 4},
  pages={458-64}
}
In January 1980, the Minnesota Department of Health began a surveillance system for toxic-shock syndrome (TSS) with both epidemiologically defined active and passive components. As of June 30, 1981, 197 confirmed cases of TSS, 15% of all nationally reported cases, have been in Minnesota residents. The onset in 61 of the cases was before 1980; these cases were retrospectively recognized and reported. Of the 136 cases reported between January 1980 and June 1981, 114 (83.8%) cases were tampon… CONTINUE READING

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