Attention Healthcare Public Relations & PR Professionals: CDC Tracking (Possible) Gulf Oil Spill Health Effects in Four States

By Stewart Gandolf
Chief Executive Officer

Health Surveillance Underway — A Heads-up for Medical Group Marketing, Family Practices, General Practices, and Hospitals.

Map of Four State Gulf Coast Region

Four State Gulf Coast Region

Here’s a brief news note for healthcare professionals that’s worth repeating. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is watching for potential short-term health effects that may be related to the offshore oil spill near four Gulf Coast states.

CDC surveillance systems are tracking changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation.

According to the CDC’s announcement: “These surveillance systems are being used to track symptoms related to the eyes, skin, and respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems, including worsening of asthma, cough, chest pain, eye irritation, nausea, and headache.”

The system is intended to alert officials for follow-up that would determine if the symptoms are related or unrelated to the oil spill. The CDC announcement, with updates, is available online.

Stewart Gandolf
Chief Executive Officer at Healthcare Success
Stewart Gandolf, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Success, one of the nation's leading healthcare and digital marketing agencies. Over the past 20 years, Stewart has marketed and consulted for over 1,000 healthcare clients, ranging from practices and hospitals to multi-billion dollar corporations. A frequent speaker, Stewart has shared his expertise at over 200 venues nationwide. As an author and expert resource, Stewart has also written for many leading industry publications, including the 21,000 subscriber Healthcare Success Insight blog. Stewart also co-authored, "Cash-Pay Healthcare: Start, Grow & Perfect Your Cash-Pay Healthcare Business." Stewart began his career with leading advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, where he marketed Fortune 500 clients such as Wells Fargo and Bally's Total Fitness.

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