“Let him examine, for instance, with a good lens, the eyes of the camels, and he will find there is as much painting beneath their drooping fringes as would, with most painters, be thought enough for the whole head . . . ” —John Ruskin, art critic (1856), regarding the work of John Frederick Lewis. more
Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014
Mandating reporting of all doses administered during an influenza pandemic was feasible.
Camels were infected with this virus >10 years before the first human cases.
Antimicrobial drug resistance can lead to increases in gonorrhea incidence rates.
Continued circulation of influenza virus A subtypes H5N1 and H9N2 highlights the need for a revised intervention plan.
No evidence was found for nosocomial transmission of this coronavirus.
Placing vaccine clinics in high population density areas could be an effective strategy to reach large numbers of people.
Mainly vaccinated students were affected, indicating inadequate vaccine effectiveness, but vaccination reduced risk for complications.
This pattern is consistent with continuing evolution in response to vaccine selection pressure.
Routine typing of virus from serum from reported patients is useful for detection of foodborne outbreaks.
Travel-related illness acquired in Africa varies markedly by the geographic region visited on the continent.
Use of inadequate microbial barriers at water treatment plants can have serious public health consequences.
Imported live eels are a potential source of human gnathostomiasis.
Providers should evaluate patient travel history and bacterial serotype when considering antimicrobial therapy.
The emergence of G12P warrants close attention to the characteristics of associated epidemics and possible prevention measures.
Continuous surveillance is needed to understand the potential for virus emergence in camels and subsequent transmission to humans.
The metagenomic approach used might detect resistance genes in more species than culturing bacteria does.