Thursday, October 09, 2014

COCA Call Transcript & Audio On Neurological Illness In Children Now Online

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The transcripts & audio from last week’s very important COCA Call on recent cases of  Neurologic Illness with Limb Weakness in Children that has appeared coincident to the recent EV-D68 outbreaks around the nation are now available online. 

 

If you are a clinician – and you haven’t heard this hour-long presentation – now is your opportunity.

 

I blogged the latest information from the CDC this morning on these cases in CDC Update On Investigation Into Acute Neurological Illness Of Unknown Etiology In Kids.

 

Neurologic Illness with Limb Weakness in Children 

Presenter(s)

Daniel Feikin, MD
Chief
Epidemiology Branch
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - CDC

Steve Oberste, PhD
Chief
Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory Branch
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases – CDC

Overview

CDC is working closely with partners in Colorado and other state and local health departments to investigate an acute neurologic illness of unknown etiology occurring in children. Characterized by focal limb weakness and abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on MRI, a cluster of these illnesses was first reported from Colorado in September, 2014. These neurological findings are coincident with an increase of respiratory illnesses among children. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the latest situation, surveillance, and CDC clinical guidance for testing, patient evaluation and case reporting.

Call Materials

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