CDC Issues Heath Advisory related to Hurricane Delta and Risk for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Published: 10/09/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding healthcare professionals seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Delta to maintain a high index of suspicion for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Other people who may be exposed to the same CO source may need to be identified and evaluated.

The signs and symptoms of CO exposure are variable and nonspecific. A tension-type headache is the most common symptom of mild CO poisoning. Other common symptoms of CO poisoning

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