Health Surveillance - State of Alabama
UPDATE: This information is current as of September 29, 2010, 1:00 PM ET
Alabama 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 (August 15 – August 28)
In the surveyed facilities, three patients reported that they might have touched the oil; two patients reported that they might have breathed fumes from the oil; and one patient reported that he/she might have swallowed the oil. Rash, headache, breathing problems, and cardiovascular problems were among the symptoms reported by one or more of these patients. These additional six patients bring the total to 200 patients reporting possible exposure to oil since May 17.
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