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Captured by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff member, Derek Sakris, this image depicted Erin Rothney, Officer In Charge of CDC’s Chicago Quarantine Station, as she was preparing a shipment of heptavalent botulism antitoxin (HBAT). Nine CDC Quarantine Stations distribute life-saving drugs that are not commercially available, for emergency use when requested. Because the quarantine stations are located at airports, the drugs can be shipped quickly, when time is urgent. From October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2012, CDC Quarantine Stations received a total of 287 requests for emergency drug releases: 173 (60%) for HBAT, 105 (37%) for artesunate, and 9 (3%) for diphtheria antitoxin. This picture was an entry in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the categories of Programs-Domestic and People-Domestic.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2016
Photo Credit: Derek Sakris
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