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Recognizing and Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department

Authors: Ramón Millán, MD, MPH, FACEP • Deepti Thomas-Paulose, MD, MPH • Daniel Egan, MD

With increased global travel, emergency clinicians are often on the front lines in identifying and halting outbreaks of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. This issue reviews management of patients with suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome, chikungunya virus infection, and Zika virus infection.

Recognizing and Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department

Synthetic Drug Intoxication in Children: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department

Authors: Rahul Shah, MD • Carl R. Baum, MD, FAAP, FACMT

When children and adolescents present to the emergency department with agitation or mental status changes, intoxication from synthetic drug use should be in the differential diagnosis.
Recognizing and Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department
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