CDC Coronavirus Case Definitions and Guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to better understand the public health risk presented by recently reported cases of infection with a novel coronavirus.
CDC Resources on Fungal Meningitis
The CDC has asked the AOA to help in sharing the following information about the multistate fungal meningitis outbreak:
The CDC has launched a new telephone-based Clinicians Consultation Network service to assist clinicians treating patients who received injections with the contaminated steroid medication. To access the service, physicians should call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) and then select the appropriate prompts.
The agency also wants doctors to be aware of recent indications of two unusual clinical complications - epidural abscess and arachnoiditis- among a portion of patients undergoing treatment for meningitis associated with contaminated injections.
Regularly updated guidance documents about clinical aspects of the outbreak are available on CDC's outbreak-related Clinician Guidance page.
Updated Jan. 18, 2013.