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Gage K L - - 2000
Exposure to cats infected with Yersinia pestis is a recently recognized risk for human plague in the US. Twenty-three cases of cat-associated human plague (5 of which were fatal) occurred in 8 western states from 1977 through 1998, which represent 7.7% of the total 297 cases reported in that period. ...
Young J C - - 2000
In 1993 Sin Nombre virus was recognized as the cause of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) was identified as the reservoir host. Surveillance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments includes investigation to determine the likely site(s) and activities that ...
Allen C J - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To examine general practitioners' knowledge and practices concerning reporting of notifiable conditions, and to examine barriers to notification of infectious diseases by general practitioners and identify strategies for improving the notification process. DESIGN AND SETTING: Audit of the 100 most recent notifications received by the South Eastern Sydney Public ...
Olsen S J - - 2000
Since 1973, CDC has maintained a collaborative surveillance program for collection and periodic reporting of data on the occurrence and causes of foodborne-disease outbreaks (FBDOs) in the United States. This summary reviews data from January 1993 through December 1997. The Foodborne-Disease Outbreak Surveillance System reviews data concerning FBDOs, defined as ...
Ferson M - - 2000
A number of recent reports from the Northern Hemisphere have drawn attention to the occurrence of summer outbreaks (May to August) of influenza A among cruise ship passengers and their contacts. In cases amongst passengers returning to Canada from Alaska, exposure appears to have occurred during the land-based Alaskan tour ...
Darsie R F RF - - 2000
In order to elucidate the recent spread of mosquito species in the United States and Canada, a summary of new records for states and provinces has been prepared to include those reported mostly from 1981 to 1998, although some records before 1989 are also given. We are reporting 132 new ...
Manuel D - - 2000
A large foodborne outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurred in North America in 1996. An index cluster of cases associated with a catered event on May 11, 1996, in Ontario sparked the recognition of this outbreak in Canada. To describe the Ontario experience with the North American outbreak of cyclosporiasis in 1996. ...
Harwood D G - - 2000
A large number of studies have examined both the epidemiology and neuropsychiatric manifestations of dementia among older adults. However, there is a relative dearth of studies focusing on ethnic minority elders in the United States. This article reviews the existing empiric literature in the area of ethnicity and dementia. For ...
- - 2000
For 1997, CDC compiled data about legal induced abortions from the 50 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia. The total number of legal induced abortions was available from all reporting areas; however, not all these areas collected information about the characteristics of women who obtained abortions. This ...
Courtin F - - 2000
Eleven years (1986-1996) of wildlife- and domestic-rabies data from the agriculture stock-ranching area of central Namibia were studied using time-series analysis. Nine hundred and sixty three rabies cases were observed in domestic ruminants (5.4 cases/mo), black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas, 1.3 cases/mo), domestic dogs (0.5 case/mo), and bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis, ...
Muralidhar S - - 2000
Fasciolopsiasis, or infection by the intestinal fluke, Fascilopsis buski, is endemic in the eastern states of our country. While it is by no means a rarity, especially in the rural set up, awareness regarding this common parasitic infestation is still a much-needed entity. The importance of a strong degree of ...
D'Souza R M - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Australia as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) certification process for polio eradication in the Western Pacific region. METHODS: Active monthly AFP surveillance through the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, from March 1995 to December 1997. RESULTS: Based on 80 cases, the reported ...
Wanke B - - 1999
An outbreak of coccidioidomycosis is described that involved three individuals and eight of their dogs, who had engaged in a successful hunt for nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in the environs of Oeiras, a community in Brazil's north eastern state of Piauí. Diagnosis was based on clinical, serological and cultural findings. ...
Parmenter R R - - 1999
Plague occurs episodically in many parts of the world, and some outbreaks appear to be related to increased abundance of rodents and other mammals that serve as hosts for vector fleas. Climate dynamics may influence the abundance of both fleas and mammals, thereby having an indirect effect on human plague ...
Curado E M - - 1999
The total number of ground states for short-range Ising spin glasses, defined on diamond hierarchical lattices of fractal dimensions d=2, 3, 4, 5, and 2.58, is estimated by means of analytic calculations (three last hierarchy levels of the d=2 lattice) and numerical simulations (lower hierarchies for d=2 and all remaining ...
Misra N - - 1999
Hemangioendothelioma of the orbit is a rare condition which usually occurs in young adult with mean age group of 24 years. Very few cases had been reported in the literature. We describe here a case of hemangioendothelioma in a female of 30 years who came with history of pen-etrating foreign ...
- - 1999
During 1998, a provisional total of 100 confirmed measles cases was reported to CDC by state and local health departments, representing a record low number of cases and 28% fewer than the 138 cases reported in 1997. This report describes the epidemiology of measles during 1998, which suggests that measles ...
Dlugos D J - - 1999
This article reports a typical case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). The patient contracted measles as an infant during the 1989 to 1991 United States measles epidemic. At 4 1/2 years of age, he developed behavioral changes and quickly progressed through the typical clinical stages of SSPE. His EEG was ...
Garcia N S - - 1999
The frequency of myocarditis associated with meningococcal disease in children was reported only in two autopsied series (United States and South Africa). Here we report the frequency of associated myocarditis in 31 children who died of meningococcal infection at Hospital Infantile N.S. da Glória in Vitória, Espirito Santo State, Brazil. ...
McQuiston J H - - 1999
The emerging tick-borne zoonoses human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) are under reported in the United States. From 1986 through 1997, 1,223 cases (742 HME, 449 HGE, and 32 not ascribed to a specific ehrlichial agent) were reported by state health departments. HME was most commonly reported ...
Meister J - - 1999
Babesiosis is an intraerythrocytic parasitic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Babesia and transmitted by the Ixodes dammini tick, which also transmits Lyme disease. Babesiosis is emerging as an illness of public health significance in the United States. Occurrences of Babesiosis infections have been reported during spring, summer, and ...
Williams L A - - 1999
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to define factors associated with the epidemic spread, elimination, and reintroduction of primary and secondary syphilis in King County, Washington, from 1987 through 1998. METHODS: Reports of primary and secondary syphilis in King County from 1987 through 1998 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: During the epidemic ...
Kahan S E - - 1999
PURPOSE: Postmortem sperm procurement with subsequent artificial insemination has become a technically feasible method for posthumous conception. A variety of legal questions exist involving the rights and relationships of the deceased, his family and his issue. We addressed these questions and designed a workable protocol for postmortem sperm procurement. MATERIALS ...
- - 1999
At the beginning of the 20th century, infectious diseases were widely prevalent in the United States and exacted an enormous toll on the population. For example, in 1900, 21,064 smallpox cases were reported, and 894 patients died. In 1920, 469,924 measles cases were reported, and 7575 patients died; 147,991 diphtheria ...
Cunin P - - 1999
Between November 1997 and April 20, 1998, bloody diarrhea sickened 298 persons in Cameroon. Laboratory investigation of the epidemic (case-fatality rate, 16.4%) documented amoebiasis in one of three patients and three types of pathogens: multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1, S. boydii, and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. We report the first isolation ...
- - 1999
Since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate poliomyelitis by 2000, polio cases reported globally have decreased by approximately 85%. Despite a strong commitment to polio eradication, polio remains endemic in Pakistan. In 1997, Pakistan reported 1147 polio cases, representing widespread poliovirus circulation nationally and constituting 22% of cases ...
Herwaldt B L - - 1999
BACKGROUND: In the spring of 1996, an outbreak of cyclosporiasis associated with fresh Guatemalan raspberries occurred in the United States and Canada. Another multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurred in North America in the spring of 1997. OBJECTIVE: To identify the vehicle of the outbreak that occurred in the spring of ...
Stewart M H - - 1999
Sore throat, earache, and sinusitis are common presenting complaints in the emergency department, and all fall within the top ten in the United States. These complaints usually have a benign course but rarely can be a symptom of a serious disease process. This article provides an evidence-based review of the ...
Goldammer, J.
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Nagai K - - 1999
An outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis infections occurred in Otaru, Japan, in September 1997. A total of 143 cases of salmonellosis were reported to the local Public Health Center. In this outbreak, one case had a 214-hr incubation period. We investigated 5 isolates including this case by phage typing and pulsed-field ...
Marlowe D B - - 1999
This paper reviews the law related to voluntary intoxication and criminal responsibility in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin islands, and Puerto Rico. Statutory and case law citations are provided which govern the use of intoxication evidence in each jurisdiction to negate mens rea (i.e., ...
Hardie R M - - 1999
An outbreak of infectious diarrhea with 70 laboratory-confirmed cases (58 with Giardia lamblia) and 107 probable cases occurred in U.K. tourists who stayed in a hotel in Greece. After a cluster of six cases in persons who had stayed at the hotel was reported, the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre began ...
Catalano G - - 1999
Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication that was approved for use in the United States in 1996. While it is a widely used medication in adults, there has been minimal investigation into its effect on children. We present the case of an 18-month-old boy who ingested 30-40 mg of olanzapine, ...
- - 1999
ABSTRACT AMBIVALENT SEXUALITIES, SURPRISE ENDINGS.: IN A CLOSET HIDDEN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MARY E. WIL-KINS FREEMAN. Glasser, Leah Blatt. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996, paper, 266 pp. with illustrations and index. Reviewed by Rita S. Kranidis. DECONSTRUCTING SEX, TEXT AND EPIDEMIC. Wilton, Tasmin. London: Sage, $69.95, hard; ...
Ahn Y K - - 1998
Retrograde conduction of the concealed accessory pathway (AP) is a prerequisite for the induction of atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT). In patients with AVRT due to a concealed AP, the absence of retrograde conduction of the AP in the baseline state has rarely been reported. We report a case of AVRT ...
Sandor M K - - 1998
This article presents a case study involving a challenging client on a pediatric rehabilitation unit, describes his impact on an interdisciplinary team that had recently been formed from two units from different hospitals, and discusses the resulting need for a team-building intervention for the new unit. The context of the ...
Inan C - - 1998
The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses are among the most common forms of progressive neurodegenerative disease of childhood. They appear to be panethnic, but there is a special predilection of the infantile subtype in Finland. In the United States, the Batten disease registry of 731 cases shows that juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis ...
Dedman D - - 1998
Data from the national surveillance scheme for general outbreaks of intestinal disease, and the national laboratory reporting scheme were used to describe the epidemiology of small round structured virus (SRSV) infections in England and Wales. Between 1990 and 1995, there were 7492 laboratory reports of SRSV. Rates of reported illness ...
Link A M - - 1998
CONTEXT: Reviewers increasingly are asked to review manuscripts from outside their own country, but whether they are more likely to recommend acceptance of such manuscripts is not known. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether US reviewers or non-US reviewers evaluate manuscripts differently, depending on whether the manuscripts are submitted from outside the ...
Kunsman G W - - 1998
Methylephedrine is a sympathomimetic amine that appears in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications throughout the world. The abuse of methylephedrine-containing medications has been reported in Japan. Although methylephedrine is not available in the United States, it was identified in 15 cases received by the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Division of ...
Pattison J - - 1998
Since 1986, approximately 170,000 cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) have occurred among approximately one million animals infected by contaminated feed in the United Kingdom. A ruminant feed ban in 1988 resulted in the rapid decline of the epidemic. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies due to agents indistinguishable from BSE have appeared ...
Nico M M - - 1998
A 5-year-old girl had a unilateral rash on her right cheek. Histologic investigations showed aberrant pilosebaceous units and elastotic material in the papillary dermis. Unilateral folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata (a variant of keratosis pilaris atrophicans) is strikingly rare, and its very early clinical and microscopic changes are demonstrated in this case ...
Yamashita P - - 1998
With the increasing numbers of immigrants coming to the United States from areas where Taeniasis and cysticercosis are endemic, it is important to be familiar with some of these more common entities. We present a patient with both neurologic and soft tissue cysticercosis as well as a review of the ...
Reynolds D L - - 1998
Recent reports of changes in the epidemiology of syphilis prompted a review of syphilis in our urban community. All records of positive syphilis serology reported to the City of Scarborough Health Department between 1990-94 were reviewed for key epidemiological variables. While infectious stages of syphilis were reported more often among ...
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During April-May 1998, a total of 11 states reported an increase in cases of Salmonella serotype Agona infections; as of June 8, a total of 209 cases have been reported and at least 47 persons have been hospitalized, representing an eightfold increase over the median number of cases reported in ...
Amin J - - 1998
In early 1997, 69 cases of Ross River virus infection were reported in the north-western outskirts of Sydney. This represents a substantial increase over the maximum of 12 cases reported in any one year since 1991. The majority of cases (71%) are thought to have been locally acquired. This is ...
Keirans J E - - 1998
The first records of 3 ixodid tick species collected in the state of Maine are reported. A total of 23 records of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (L., 1758), in 11 counties from hosts with no history of travel outside the state demonstrates that this tick is now a ...
Hagan J C JC - - 1998
PURPOSE: To determine whether the use of the Alcon 20,000 Legacy phacoemulsification unit requires less phacoemulsification time and causes fewer intraoperative complications than the Alcon 10,000 Master unit. SETTING: Private practices in Kansas City, Missouri, and Marshalltown, Iowa, USA. METHODS: This prospective study comprised 400 consecutive cases of phacoemulsification with ...
Rocco I M - - 1998
Dengue outbreaks have occurred in several Brazilian States since 1986 involving serotypes 1 (DEN-1) and 2 (DEN-2). In view of the few cases of double infection documented in the literature, we report here a case of simultaneous infection with DEN-1 and DEN-2 in a patient residing in the municipality of ...
Bisgard K M - - 1998
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiologic, laboratory, and clinical features of respiratory diphtheria cases reported in the United States during 1980 through 1995. METHODS: Respiratory diphtheria cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were reviewed. Cases were defined as physician-diagnosed cases with ...
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