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Emerging and zoonotic infections in women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18954762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Emerging infections, many zoonotic, are caused by a variety of pathogens with global distribution. Previously rare pathogens have emerged; global travel facilitates their rapid spread. Human encroachment on remote areas has brought contact with zoonotic diseases never before characterized. Although systematic study of rare outbreaks can be challenging, knowledge of emerging pathogens and their effects on women is accumulating. This article discusses effects of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, West Nile virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, avian influenza A virus, viral hemorrhagic fevers, spirochetal illnesses, and Chagas' disease. The potential impact of candidate bioterror agents and issues of prophylaxis and therapy are discussed.
Regan N Theiler; Sonja A Rasmussen; Tracee A Treadwell; Denise J Jamieson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infectious disease clinics of North America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0891-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-28     Completed Date:  2009-01-12     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804508     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  755-72, vii-viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77550-0587, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Communicable Diseases, Emerging* / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control,  transmission
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control
Women's Health*
Zoonoses* / epidemiology,  etiology,  transmission
Grant Support
K12 HD001269-07/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; NICHD5K12 HD001269-08//PHS HHS

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