Gulf Oil Spill 2010 - Human Health Surveillance
Entry ID: CDC_HS_Oilspill

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Summary
Abstract: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill has the potential to affect human health in addition to the effects already seen on animal and marine life. CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track the potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill in the affected communities. Surveillance systems track changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation. For more information, visit: <http://emergency.cdc.gov/gulfoilspill2010/2010gulfoilspill/health_s...

Purpose: CDC, with state and local health departments, is conducting surveillance across the four Gulf States for health effects possibly related to the oil spill using national and state-based surveillance systems. These surveillance systems are being used to track symptoms related to the eyes, skin, and respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems, including worsening of ... View entire text
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Description: Access updates from the National Poison Data System(NPDS)
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Gulf Oil Spill -- Health Surveillance
Dataset Release Date: 15 October 2010
Dataset Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Online Resource: http://emergency.cdc.gov/gulfoilspill2010/2010gulfoilspill/health_s...
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Data Center
Emergency Preparedness & Response, CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CDC PUBLIC INQUIRIES
Phone: (404) 639-3311
Phone: (404) 639-3534
Phone: (800) 311-3435
Email: cdcinfo at cdc.gov
Contact Address:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
City: Atlanta
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30333
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (404) 639-3311
Phone: (404) 639-3534
Phone: (800) 311-3435
Email: cdcinfo at cdc.gov
Contact Address:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
City: Atlanta
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30333
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-29
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