jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2016

Public Health Matters: And the Sammie Award goes to ... Greg Burel!

Public Health Matters: And the Sammie Award goes to ... Greg Burel!

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Recognizing the Vital Work of Our Nation's Public Servants
In April 2015, an Ohio doctor made an urgent call to CDC concerning a possible life-threatening botulism outbreak that posed a risk to as many as 50 people who had attended a church potluck dinner.

Within hours, CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and a local hospital had determined that botulism antitoxin was needed to treat the food-borne illness. They made an immediate request to the only U.S. source: CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

Greg Burel received the request just after 2 p.m. that day. He quickly issued his approval and set in motion a process that rapidly deployed and delivered botulism antitoxin to Ohio just after midnight to help save the lives of 18 people who had become seriously ill.

For Burel, this was all in a day’s work.

Pregnant Woman
Pregnant Women with Any Lab Evidence of Zika Virus Infection*
  • US States and DC: 731
  • US Territories: 1,156
*Source: Pregnancy Registries as of September 8, 2016
Zika Virus Disease Cases Reported to ArboNET*
  • US States and DC: 3,176
  • US Territories: 17,694
*Source: ArboNET as of September 14, 2016


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