PRESS RELEASE: NETEC provides technical support and assistance to health care facilities in response to the DRC Mpox outbreak
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PRESS RELEASE: NETEC provides free, ongoing technical support and assistance to health care facilities in response to the outbreak of Mpox disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Since January 1, 2023, there have been a total of 12,569 suspected Mpox cases, including 581 suspected Mpox deaths (case fatality ratio: 4.6%), reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) offers support for U.S. health care agencies that encounter, or may encounter, a case of Mpox virus infection with free, ongoing guidance and resources. NETEC experts are available to provide free consultations and technical support services through NETEC’s online service request portal and at email@example.com.
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Established in 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following the successful treatment of Ebola patients in 2014, NETEC’s mission is to set the gold standard for special pathogen preparedness and response across health systems in the U.S. with the goals of driving best practices, closing knowledge gaps, and developing innovative resources.
NETEC leverages the unique expertise, resources, and experience of regional partners and federal agencies to assess health care facility readiness, train providers, provide technical assistance and build a rapid research infrastructure to combat emerging special pathogens, building a sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed special pathogen incidents across the United States public health and health care delivery systems. Visit netec.org for more information.