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Dr. Karen A. Chapman

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Director

Local Address: NE Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Okaloosa County Health Department
 
Background

Employment History

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  • Director
    DOH Online Newsroom

Education

  • M.D.
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The vaccine is one of three ...
www.nwfdailynews.com, 28 Oct 2014 [cached]
The vaccine is one of three actions recommended by the CDC to fight the flu, said Dr. Karen Chapman, who oversees the Okaloosa County Health Department.
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The vaccine is one of three actions recommended by the CDC to fight the flu, said Dr. Karen Chapman, who oversees the Okaloosa County Health Department.
Dr. Karen Chapman, director ...
www.nwfdailynews.com, 4 Aug 2014 [cached]
Dr. Karen Chapman, director of the Okaloosa County Department of Health, confirmed receiving calls with concerns about the bacteria known as Vibrio vulnificus since a death attributed to it was reported July 29 in Sarasota County.
"There have been some calls to us," Chapman said. "People have been asking questions and we have educated them."
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria found in warm seawater. While not the flesh-eating invisible monster the media has at times portrayed it to be, it can be fatal to those whose immune system has been compromised by age or disease.
"Healthy people generally don't get this infection," Chapman said.
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While the 2013 number of infections was higher than at any time since 2008, this year both the infection numbers (13) and death figures (3) are down significantly, Chapman said.
No infections have been reported this year on the Emerald Coast.
Chapman said the Health Department has cautioned local physicians and groups with high exposure to water, like charter fishermen, to be on the look out for symptoms which could indicate the onset of Vibrio vulnificus infection.
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Dr. Karen Chapman, director of the Okaloosa County Department of Health, confirmed receiving calls with concerns about the bacteria known as Vibrio vulnificus since a death attributed to it was reported July 29 in Sarasota County.
"There have been some calls to us," Chapman said. "People have been asking questions and we have educated them."
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria found in warm seawater. While not the flesh-eating invisible monster the media has at times portrayed it to be, it can be fatal to those whose immune system has been compromised by age or disease.
"Healthy people generally don't get this infection," Chapman said.
...
While the 2013 number of infections was higher than at any time since 2008, this year both the infection numbers (13) and death figures (3) are down significantly, Chapman said.
No infections have been reported this year on the Emerald Coast.
Chapman said the Health Department has cautioned local physicians and groups with high exposure to water, like charter fishermen, to be on the look out for symptoms which could indicate the onset of Vibrio vulnificus infection.
"Ebola doesn't jump," added ...
www.nwfdailynews.com, 6 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Ebola doesn't jump," added Dr. Karen Chapman, the director of Okaloosa County's Health Department.
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In an abundance of caution though, Chapman worked Monday to formalize the procedure for determining and isolating the disease if it does somehow make it here.
A person sick with Ebola will display the flu like symptoms of high fever, headache, nausea and upset stomach.
Importantly though, the victim would also have had have visited the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone or the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 21 days, Chapman said.
If those two thresholds are met, the Health Department would be immediately contacted.
Chapman went through already established procedures for moving, isolating and treating potential Ebola victims.
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Chapman said that if detected early and properly treated Ebola virus victims can survive.
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"Ebola doesn't jump," added Dr. Karen Chapman, the director of Okaloosa County's Health Department.
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In an abundance of caution though, Chapman worked Monday to formalize the procedure for determining and isolating the disease if it does somehow make it here.
A person sick with Ebola will display the flu like symptoms of high fever, headache, nausea and upset stomach.
Importantly though, the victim would also have had have visited the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone or the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 21 days, Chapman said.
If those two thresholds are met, the Health Department would be immediately contacted.
Chapman went through already established procedures for moving, isolating and treating potential Ebola victims.
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Chapman said that if detected early and properly treated Ebola virus victims can survive.
Okaloosa County Health Department ...
www.weartv.com [cached]
Okaloosa County Health Department director Dr. Karen Chapman says, "The downside is this chemical is known to cause minor to severe reactions in some people."
The reactions can range from redness and irritation......to permanent scarring.......Even anaphylactic shock.
Dr. Karen Chapman says "They could experience difficulty breathing, they feel like their throat is closing down, their eyes could swell, they could be very itchy"
Despite its name, "black henna" has nothing to do with the natural henna people have used for centuries.It contains a modern chemical.
Dr. Karen Chapman says "This chemical, this PPD chemical, has been approved by the FDA in very, very small amounts in black hair dye"
It's not approved for use on the skin.The health department received three complaints last year, but they fear more damage could have been done.
Dr. Chapman says, "Remember, people who get these tattoos generally aren't here when their reaction occurs"
When 'Survivor' ends, that ain't all
flowers.canoe.ca, 29 April 2001 [cached]
Dr. Karen Chapman was among the viewers for whom "Survivor" became Must-See TV.She hasn't missed an episode.
"I can't believe these people are surviving in this harsh environment," marvels Chapman, and she doesn't mean Thursday night.
As director of health services for Florida's Okaloosa County, she can't help making a professional assessment: "They're demoralized, and they have deteriorated physically.
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