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Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation: Information and Guidance for Clinicians

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Date:Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Melissa K. Schaefer, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention

Tom Chiller, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne & Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention

Overview

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to work closely with state public health departments on a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection. These cases are associated with a potentially contaminated steroid medication prepared by New England Compounding Center (NECC), located in Framingham, Mass. During this COCA Call, CDC subject matter experts will review current epidemiology of the outbreak, describe clinical presentation and features of fungal meningitis, and review CDC’s recommended treatment guidance.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Live audio conference call on 10/10/12: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 10/10/12

Additional Call Information

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

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