Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Influenza Virus Surveillance in Coordinated Swine Production Systems, United States
This study investigates the prevalence of influenza A viruses in coordinated swine production systems in the United States.
Electronic Public Health Registry of Extensively Drug-Resistant Organisms
Read about this new technology-based public health tool that can facilitate drug-resistant organism detection and communication.
Development of Framework for Assessing Influenza Virus Pandemic Risk
Which influenza virus subtype will cause the next pandemic? The Influenza Risk Assessment Tool provides a systematic approach for assessing viral threats.
Hospital Resource Utilization and Patient Outcomes Associated With Respiratory Viral Testing in Hospitalized Patients
Many hospitals test patients for respiratory viruses to guide both isolation precautions and choice of therapies. Are these tests improving patient outcomes or are they a waste of resources?
Readability of Ebola Information on Websites of Public Health Agencies
Is the information on public health websites written at a reading level that the general public can comprehend? This study examines the ebola information on several websites of public health agencies.
Determination of Predominance of Influenza Virus Strains in the Americas
Do influenza virus strains identified in North America subsequently become predominant in South America and vice versa?
Cost-Effectiveness of Chlamydia Vaccination Programs for Young Women
Are chlamydia vaccination programs cost-effective for young women in the United States?
Additional Drug Resistance of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Patients in 9 Countries
Better TB drugs and shorter regimens are urgently needed to enable more effective treatment for multidrug-resistant TB.
Comparative Sequence Analyses of La Crosse Virus Strain Isolated From Patient With Fatal Encephalitis, Tennessee, USA
La Crosse virus is the primary cause of arthropod-borne viral encephalitis in children in the United States. This study characterizes a La Crosse virus isolate.
Rapid Emergence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Subtypes From a Subtype H5N1 Hemagglutinin Variant
There has been a rapid emergence of new avian flu subtypes causing outbreaks in Asia, Europe and North America.
Reappearance of Chikungunya, Formerly Called Dengue, in the Americas
After nearly 200 years, chikungunya returned to the American tropics in 2013.
Severity of Influenza A(H1N1) Illness and Emergence of D225G Variant, 2013-14 Influenza Season, Florida, USA
Although there was a regional decline in influenza A(H1N1) virus infections during 2013-14, severity has increased since the 2009 pandemic.
Treatment of Ebola Virus Infection With Antibodies From Reconvalescent Donors
Blood or plasma transfusions from those who have recovered from ebola virus infection may be the most feasible ebola treatment option at this time.
Characteristics of Tuberculosis Cases That Started Outbreaks in the United States, 2002-2011
Most TB cases do not cause outbreaks; but what characteristics are common among the TB cases that did?
Optimizing Distribution of Pandemic Influenza Antiviral Drugs
What is the most successful method of antiviral drug distribution during an influenza pandemic?
Evaluation of Border Entry Screening for Infectious Diseases in Humans
How successful is border screening in preventing the entry of diseases into a country?
Drug-Resistant Candida glabrata Infection in Cancer Patients
Patients with cancer are often at risk for candidemia. Increasing drug resistance among Candida species poses an emerging threat.
Global Incidence of Carbapenemase-Producing Escherichia coli ST131
This study documents worldwide emergence of carbapenem resistant E. coli.
Lyme Disease, Virginia, USA, 2000-2011
Lyme disease is increasing in incidence and expanding geographically.
Biomarker Correlates of Survival in Pediatric Patients With Ebola Virus Disease
Children infected with Ebola virus may benefit from different treatment than their adult counterparts.