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Poison Center COVID-19 Related Surveillance

The 55 regional poison control (information) centers throughout the country serve an important public health function in addition to answering the public’s and medical professionals’ questions about possible exposures, poison information and management. During the April 15, 2020 webinar, medical directors of two regional poison centers provided insight to their poison centers’ roles in the COVID-19 pandemic response. [Link to webinar.] Drs. Calello and Brooks also responded to the following composite FAQs:

 

FAQs - Poison Center COVID-19 Related Surveillance

Last updated: April 27, 2020
 COVID-19 related calls to poison centers take longer to answer than the usual poison center calls. What can individual poison centers do to maximize their efficiency? posted on 5:48 PM, April 28, 2020
 Poison center are handling similar concerns during this pandemic. The most important take-away messages regarding poison safety at this time include the safe use of cleaning chemicals: posted on 5:48 PM, April 28, 2020
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