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Mullally Ann M - - 2004
Trace element deficiencies and toxicities are not commonly encountered in clinical practice, particularly in regions where there is access to adequate nutrition and occupational exposures are regulated. However, specific clinical scenarios associated with trace metal deficiency and toxicity states do exist. Often, clues to the presence of these states may ...
Ziegler C M - - 2004
AIM: To compare the efficiency of a portable sonographic unit with a high-end unit used for sonographic examinations of the upper abdomen to detect therapeutically relevant diagnoses and to answer clinical questions. METHODS: Over a period of five years, 575 patients were examined by four examiners as part of the ...
Mittal Veena - - 2004
A localized outbreak of bubonic plague occurred in village Dangud (population 332), district Uttar Kashi, Uttaranchal, India in the second week of October 2004. 8 cases were considered outbreak associated based on their clinical and epidemiological characteristics; 3 (27.3%) of them died within 48 hours of developing illness. All the ...
Wallin Mitchell T - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To review published clinical studies on neurocysticercosis (NCC) in the United States over the past two decades and comment on epidemiologic trends and treatment. METHODS: This review is based on a search of the literature citing NCC cases diagnosed in the United States utilizing PUBMED for the years 1980 ...
Weina Peter J - - 2004
Many veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom are now returning to the United States after potential exposure to leishmaniasis. In the past year, large numbers of leishmaniasis cases of a magnitude not encountered in the United States since World War II have challenged clinicians in both the military and the civilian ...
Fisher Ian S T - - 2004
One of the objectives of any surveillance activity is to monitor trends in infections. The international surveillance network for human enteric infections, Enter-net, has been collecting and reporting data on laboratory-confirmed human salmonella infections since 1993. The number of cases identified rose in the mid-1990s, with the peak being in ...
Nerurkar Nupur K - - 2004
Rhinosporidiosis is a disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It usually affects the nasal mucosa and rarely the conjunctiva, lacrimal sac, tonsils, and skin. We present a case study of an isolated lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis in an 8-year-old girl who was a migrant from Orissa, an Eastern coastal state of India. ...
Chopra Rajan - - 2004
Human dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens D. repens is a common zoonosis in the Mediterranean countries and parts of South Asia. During the last decade, it has been reported from countries previously considered non-endemic. This is likely due to the increased awareness regarding Dirofilaria infection. In some such cases however, ...
Ligon B Lee - - 2004
A mysterious disease was reported on May 24, 2003, when the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) received notice of a 3-year-old girl who had been hospitalized in central Wisconsin with cellulites and fever after being bitten by a prairie dog on May 13. The laboratory isolated a gram-negative bacillus, ...
Wood R - - 2004
An outbreak of chickenpox occurred in a Scottish prison in April 2003. Three clinical cases (one virologically confirmed) were identified, two prisoners and one staff member. All were male and aged between 30 and 45 years. A further six possible cases were identified. The source of the outbreak was likely ...
Bayard Vicente - - 2004
An outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome occurred in the province of Los Santos, Panama, in late 1999 and early 2000. Eleven cases were identified; 9 were confirmed by serology. Three cases were fatal; however, no confirmed case-patient died. Case-neighborhood serologic surveys resulted in an overall hantavirus antibody prevalence of 13% ...
Whitfield K - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Surveillance of patients presenting with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended method for the detection of incident cases of poliovirus infection. Australia was certified free of circulating poliovirus in 2000 but is required to continue AFP surveillance until global certification. Although Australia reached the ...
Aubert B - - 2004
We report the observation of the B meson decay B+/- -->J/psietaK+/- and evidence for the decay B0-->J/psietaK0S, using 90 x 10(6) BB; events collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II e+e- asymmetric-energy storage ring. We obtain branching fractions of B(B+/- -->J/psietaK+/-) = [10.8 +/- ...
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During the week of July 7-13, a total of 30 human West Nile virus illness cases were reported from four states (Arizona, California, Colorado, and Iowa). During 2004, a total of 10 states have reported a total of 108 cases of human West Nile virus (WNV) illness to CDC through ...
Venkatesh S - - 2004
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the first severe new infectious disease of this millennium, caused widespread public disruption. By July 2003, 8427 probable SARS cases had been reported from 29 countries with a case fatality rate of 9.6%. The new febrile respiratory illness spread around the world along the routes ...
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As of May 24, 2004, investigators have identified 10 confirmed measles cases associated with adoptees who traveled to the United States from China during March 2004. No cases have been reported since April 18, and all the ill persons have recovered without complications. CDC is now recommending that the temporary ...
Kahn Richard H - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Corrections facilities offer public health practitioners an opportunity to gain access to large numbers of persons at risk for syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. GOALS: The goals of this study were to estimate the number of early syphilis cases (primary, secondary, early latent) identified from corrections facilities from ...
Faustini A - - 2004
In the summer of 1999 a cluster of 18 cases of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) occurred in a University Hospital in Rome, Italy. The cases presented with mild clinical and radiological signs, and none died. Seventy-two per cent had a birth weight of > 2500 g, 66.7% had a gestational age ...
Hager W David - - 2004
Metronidazole-resistant Trichomonas vaginalis has been reported across the United States. Some reports have suggested that clinically resistant cases could be increasing. Currently, metronidazole is the only drug available to treat trichomoniasis, including resistant cases. In such cases, treatment usually consists of giving higher and more prolonged doses of metronidazole, which ...
Goe S K - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Work related asthma (WRA) is one of the most frequently reported occupational lung diseases in a number of industrialised countries. A better understanding of work aggravated asthma (WAA), as well as work related new onset asthma (NOA), is needed to aid in prevention efforts. METHODS: WAA and ...
Guris Dalya - - 2004
The elimination of endemic measles from the United States has been a national goal since the introduction of measles vaccine, and measles surveillance has been crucial to guide the elimination efforts. The United States surveillance system is geared towards detection of measles virus transmission, rapid discovery of measles outbreaks to ...
Gay Nigel J - - 2004
The status of measles elimination is best summarized by evaluation of the effective reproduction number R; maintaining R<1 is necessary and sufficient to achieve elimination. Previously described methods for estimating R from the sizes and durations of chains of measles transmission and the proportion of cases imported were applied to ...
King Arlene - - 2004
To describe the progress and challenges in achieving measles elimination in Canada, we analyzed national data on measles cases for 1998-2001. To assess the status of measles elimination in Canada, we estimated the effective reproductive number, R. Measles elimination was defined as the interruption of endemic transmission and failure to ...
Jesse Slater
Ten species of the heptagenine mayfly genus Cinygmula are recognized in North America. Two of these species were originally described from Colorado, C. mimus (Eaton) and C. ramaleyi (Dodds). Additionally, C. par (Eaton) and C. tarda (McDunnough) have been reported from the state. The purpose of this paper is to ...
William R. Bevier,Lawrence M. ...
This report presents a partial speci cation for Mach kernel requests. It is based on a mathematical description of a legal Mach kernel state given in [BS94b]. That report gives a speci cation of the entities that may exist in a legal Mach kernel state, and their properties. We restrict ...
Brown Clive M - - 2004
This report presents CDC's recommended case definitions and surveillance practices for Acute Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemorrhage (AIPH). In 1994 and 1997, CDC reported clusters of acute pulmonary hemorrhage (APH) among infants in Cleveland, Ohio. Subsequent reviews of these investigations identified shortcomings in the conduct of the studies and concluded that the ...
Tao Guoyu - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Surveillance for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) depends on the receipt of positive STD test results from laboratories or reports of STD diagnoses from clinicians to local or state health departments. GOAL: The goal of this study was to evaluate incompleteness of reporting of chlamydial infection in a large staff-model ...
Pugh R N - - 2004
Between the beginning of December 2002 and the end of March 2003, eight cases of infectious syphilis were diagnosed in Walsall. Two unrelated clusters were identified. The first consisted of three cases, two heterosexual patients and a baby with congenital syphilis. The infant had no congenital stigmata of syphilis, which ...
Wkly Epidemiol Rec
departments on their Web sites and by personal communication in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York State, was 330 from 1988 to 2002, 121 from 1994 to 2002, and 542 from 1986 to 2001, respectively. The number of cases reported by the New York City Health Department from 1991 to ...
Isakbaeva Elmira T - - 2004
To better assess the risk for transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV), we obtained serial specimens and clinical and exposure data from seven confirmed U.S. SARS patients and their 10 household contacts. SARS-CoV was detected in a day-14 sputum specimen from one case-patient and in five stool ...
Schrag Stephanie J - - 2004
In response to the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the United States established national surveillance using a sensitive case definition incorporating clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory criteria. Of 1,460 unexplained respiratory illnesses reported by state and local health departments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from March ...
Golovatch, Sergei I.
The distribution of the small-bodied millipede Myrmecodesmus hastatus (Schubart, 1945), which currently covers much of South America, is reviewed and refined with the first records from Peru and Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Generally this species seems to be so strongly associated with ant and termite nests that syanthropization might have ...
Paz-Bailey Gabriela - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Despite national progress in syphilis control, increases in rates have recently occurred, and syphilis is still an endemic problem in the southern United States. An outbreak of infectious syphilis among Hispanics was identified in Decatur, Alabama. GOAL: An investigation was initiated to describe the outbreak and to assist with ...
Kansouzidou Athina - - 2004
In recent years, several studies have shown that Cyclospora cayetanensis is a worldwide intestinal pathogen, and it has been implicated in a number of sporadic cases and epidemic outbreaks of diarrheal illness in several endemic areas. The parasite is associated with prolonged and relapsing watery diarrhea in immunocompetent persons, as ...
Miralles Iracema Sampaio - - 2004
Burkholderia pseudomallei has rarely been isolated from environmental and clinical specimens in South America, particularly, in Brazil. This report describes a case of melioidosis with fulminant sepsis in a 10 year old boy, from rural area, in Tejuçuoca, State of Ceará, Brazil. Blood samples were positive and, through the analysis ...
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During the 2003 epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) developed surveillance criteria to identify persons with SARS. The surveillance case definition changed throughout the epidemic as understanding of the clinical, laboratory, and transmission characteristics of SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) increased. ...
R. S. Beal Jr.
A checklist of all valid species of Dermestidae known to occur in the United States and Canada is presented with notes on the distribution and economic importance of each. Included is a revised key to the genera with a reference to the latest revisionary study or review of each genus.
Radun D - - 2003
Hong Kong played a pivotal role in the international spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): a doctor who spent the night of 21-22 February 2003 at Hotel 'M' was identified as the index case for four national and international clusters of SARS. In parallel to the international collaborative ...
Beatty Mark E - - 2003
Recent events have drawn attention to cases of inhalational and cutaneous anthrax associated with contaminated mail. Gastrointestinal anthrax, the disease caused by ingestion of Bacillus anthracis organisms, has rarely been reported in the United States. This review provides background information on the gastrointestinal form of the disease. We describe the ...
Bicchieri Marina - - 2003
Just two examples of writings by the hand of S. Francesco are known to exist: a letter to Brother Leone, kept in the archives of Spoleto cathedral and the Chartula, displayed in the Hall of Reliquaries at Assisi's Sacro Convento. For the first time in its history the Chartula has ...
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In July 2003, a cluster of hepatitis A cases was identified among young adults who had attended outdoor concert and camping events featuring various "jam bands." As of September 2, a total of 25 cases have been reported among residents of nine states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New York, ...
Suzanne Joneson
Acroscyphus sphaerophoroides Lév. is reported new to Washington State (U.S.A.) Previously this rare and monotypic fruticose lichen has been reported from North America only in Veracruz, Mexico and British Columbia, Canada. We are unable to verify the collection from Mexico at this time, however it's locality near Perote in the ...
Thomas J. Henry
The phyline genus Platyscytisca Costa and Henry is reviewed and one new species, P. nelsoni, is described from Bahia, Brazil. Platyscytisca nelsoni, the second species recognized in the genus, represents a considerable northern range extension for the genus from the state of São Paulo. Provided for P. bergmannae Costa and ...
Roy Sharon L - - 2003
Trichinellosis is a parasitic disease caused by tissue-dwelling roundworms of the species Trichinella spiralis. The organism is acquired by eating Trichinella-infected meat products. The disease has variable clinical manifestations, ranging from asymptomatic to fatal. In the United States, trichinellosis has caused hundreds of preventable cases of illness and occasional deaths. ...
Munsiff Sonal S - - 2003
One multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDRTB) strain, strain W, caused several nosocomial outbreaks in New York City (NYC) during 1 January 1990-31 July 1993. We reviewed all MDRTB cases verified during 1 August 1993-31 December 1999 that had isolates with either this DNA pattern or a variant of this strain, and ...
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CDC continues to work with state and local health departments, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners to investigate cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). This report updates SARS cases reported worldwide and in the United States, and describes the eighth probable U.S. SARS case with laboratory evidence ...
Amoateng-Adjepong Yaw - - 2003
Mycobacterium marinum is emerging as an important human pathogen in the United States. We report four cases incidentally diagnosed from culture of biopsy specimens of wrist lesions at a Connecticut inner city hospital between 1996 and 1999. There was no clear association with aquatic exposure and only one patient recalled ...
Gardner Stacy L - - 2003
This report describes the data accumulated during the first 5 years of national surveillance for the human ehrlichioses in the United States and territories, from its initiation in 1997 through 2001. Reported cases of human monocytic and granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HME and HGE) and cases of "other ehrlichiosis" (OE), where the ...
Mazo J J - - 2003
Since the original proposal of 1996 by Floria et al. [Europhys. Lett. 36, 539 (1996)] of intrinsic localization in Josephson ladders, many efforts have been devoted to the theoretical, numerical, and experimental study of such dynamical states in Josephson arrays. Such efforts have already produced around 20 papers on the ...
Sauders Brian D - - 2003
We analyzed the diversity (Simpson's Index, D) and distribution of Listeria monocytogenes in human listeriosis cases in New York State (excluding New York City) from November 1996 to June 2000 by using automated ribotyping and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). We applied a scan statistic (p<or=0.05) to detect listeriosis clusters caused ...
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