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Like firefighters and police officers, health department staffers are first responders, too

Dr. Lynne Saddler KyForward columnist   Marion Kainer, an epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health, got an email from a colleague at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Vanderbilt doctor was reporting a suspicious case of fungal meningitis in a patient who had received steroid injections.   You probably know the rest of the story: nationwide investigation launched, recall...