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Health Surveillance - State of Alabama

UPDATE: This information is current as of August 10, 2010, 12:00 PM ET

Map of the state of AlabamaAlabama has implemented surveillance in coastal area emergency departments, urgent care facilities and community health centers. The system is designed to detect cases among people in the impacted area (Baldwin and Mobile Counties) who seek health care because they have signs and symptoms that they believe may be oil-related. Exposure to oil, as listed in these reports, might not be the cause of a person's symptoms.

Alabama is analyzing these data daily so that response decisions can be made with the most current information.

Findings (July 18 – July 24)

In the surveyed facilities, eight patients reported that they might have either breathed fumes from the oil or touched the oil. Skin irritation, eye irritation, headache, nausea, vomiting, and upper and lower respiratory symptoms were among the symptoms reported by one or more of these patients. These additional eight patients bring the total to 92 patients reporting possible exposure to oil since May 17.

Previous Updates

Findings (July 11 – July 17)
Findings (July 4 – July 10)
Findings (June 27 – July 3)
Findings (June 20 – June 26)
Findings (June 13 – June 19)
Findings (June 6 – June 12)
Findings (May 23 – June 5)
Findings (May 16 – May 22)


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