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Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Pien, BC; Saah, JR; Miller, SE; Woods, CW
Published in: Clin Infect Dis
May 1, 2006

With the persistent threat of emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism, it has become increasingly important that clinicians be able to identify the diseases that might signal the occurrence of these unusual events. Essential to a thoughtful diagnostic approach is understanding when to initiate a public health investigation and how to appropriately use commonly performed microbiology procedures in the sentinel laboratory to evaluate potential pathogens. Although diagnostic test development is evolving rapidly, recognizing many of these pathogens continues to challenge the capabilities of most sentinel laboratories. Therefore, effective, ongoing communication and education among clinicians, infection control personnel, sentinel laboratorians, public health authorities, and Laboratory Response Network reference laboratorians is the key to preparedness.

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Published In

Clin Infect Dis

DOI

EISSN

1537-6591

Publication Date

May 1, 2006

Volume

42

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1311 / 1324

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Specimen Handling
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Public Health
  • National Health Programs
  • Microbiology
  • Laboratories
  • Humans
  • Disaster Planning
  • Communication
 

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Pien, B. C., Saah, J. R., Miller, S. E., & Woods, C. W. (2006). Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections. Clin Infect Dis, 42(9), 1311–1324. https://doi.org/10.1086/503260
Pien, Brian C., J Royden Saah, Sara E. Miller, and Christopher W. Woods. “Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections.Clin Infect Dis 42, no. 9 (May 1, 2006): 1311–24. https://doi.org/10.1086/503260.
Pien BC, Saah JR, Miller SE, Woods CW. Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 May 1;42(9):1311–24.
Pien, Brian C., et al. “Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections.Clin Infect Dis, vol. 42, no. 9, May 2006, pp. 1311–24. Pubmed, doi:10.1086/503260.
Pien BC, Saah JR, Miller SE, Woods CW. Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 May 1;42(9):1311–1324.
Journal cover image

Published In

Clin Infect Dis

DOI

EISSN

1537-6591

Publication Date

May 1, 2006

Volume

42

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1311 / 1324

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Specimen Handling
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Public Health
  • National Health Programs
  • Microbiology
  • Laboratories
  • Humans
  • Disaster Planning
  • Communication