Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Other Fungal Infections: Development of Diagnostic Testing in a Large Outbreak Situation
Course Title: Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Other Fungal Infections: Development of Diagnostic Testing in a Large Outbreak Situation
Course Duration: 60 minutes
NLTN Public Health Webinar Series
Sponsored by the National Laboratory Training Network in cooperation with State Public Health Laboratories
Course Description: This presentation will describe the laboratory development, validation, and testing activities that occurred during the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections in 2012-2013, the largest healthcare-associated outbreak in the United States.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Associate the public health laboratory response during the fungal meningitis outbreak.
- Recognize the role of state and local public health laboratories during the outbreak.
Audience: These intermediate-level webinars are of interest to public health laboratorians.
Speaker: Mary E. Brandt, PhD, Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
Course Credits: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. This program is approved for 1.0 hour of P.A.C.E. ® credit.
This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours in the category Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology for Florida Laboratory Licensees.