Friday, May 3, 2013

U.S. meningitis outbreak way less bad than feared

I'm thinking a lot about outbreaks right now, given that I am teaching that in HS 161 at San Jose State University right now. When I saw this post in the Epi Monitor, I read it with great interest. The main thing I was impressed by here was how the rapid response to the meningitis outbreak resulted in a case fatality rate of just 7% after the outbreak was identified, compared to 40% in the early stage of the outbreak.

 Rapid Epidemiologic Investigation And Public Health Action Credited With Dramatically Saving Lives In Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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