Tuesday, October 11, 2005

CO Monoxide poisoning from Hurricane related accidents

The CDC will be winding down their surveillance of the CO poisonings related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita soon. Thanks to all of you who submitted reports to me. In case you did not see it, a special issue of MMWR was published about the epidemic, with kudos to the UHMS membership (http://scuba-doc.com/Katrina MMWR.pdf).

If you treated any other cases of CO poisoning that we related to the two hurricanes, please email me at neil.hampson@vmmc.org.

Thanks again for your help.

Neil Hampson, MD

Immediate Past-President, UHMS