Tuesday, January 2, 2007

CDC in the ‘House’

Posted By on Tue, Jan 2, 2007 at 7:41 PM

A 19-year-old college linebacker collapses on the field during a preseason workout and is on his deathbed soon after. A 10-year-old boy goes to his pediatrician with a fever, headache and an itchy scalp, and eventually gets so disoriented and agitated that he bites a family member.

The latest episode of �House�? No � and based on this New York Times article about a special unit of Atlanta�s CDC, it�s not ever as easy as the ornery pill-popping doctor makes it look: �In fact, UNEX is able to find the particular killer pathogen in only about 15 percent of the cases referred to the office,� the article states.



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