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Bioterrorism Containment - Chart Reviews

  • All patients seen in the ER and discharged home, admitted, or transferred to another hospital.
  • Patients with a non-lab confirmed diagnosis of fever of unknown origin or community-acquired pneumonia.
  • Priority should be placed on identifying and evaluating patients currently hospitalized.
  • Those transferred to another facility, discharged, or expired will be reported to the local or state health department for follow-up.
  • These activities are critical to helping public health and law enforcement officials determine the extent of the outbreak and possibly to determine a source.
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