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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015





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Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015


  • Cost-Effectiveness of Chlamydia Vaccination Programs for Young Women
    K. Owusu-Edusei et al.
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    A successful vaccine could be cost-effective compared with current annual screening.

  • Acquired Drug Resistance and Poor Outcomes among Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    R. R. Kempker et al.
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    Acquired drug resistance is common and is an impediment to successful treatment outcomes.

  • Ebola Risk Perception in Germany, 2014 N. Rübsamen et al.
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    Knowledge about actual risks was poor, creating the potential for inappropriate behavior changes.

  • ST-4821 Clonal Complex Serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis in China, 1978–2013
    B. Zhu et al.
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    These highly invasive strains probably originated from CC4821 serogroup C strains.

  • Global Burden of Invasive Nontyphoidal Salmonella Disease, 2010 T. T. Ao et al.
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    This disease is associated with approximately 3.4 million illnesses and 681,316 deaths, particularly in Africa.

  • Oral Cholera Vaccine Coverage, Barriers to Vaccination, and Adverse Events, Haiti, 2013
    R. A. Tohme et al.
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    Coverage was comparable to or higher than that in other countries.

  • Risk Factors for Development of Drug Resistance during Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment, Russia, 2005–2008
    S. E. Smith et al.
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    Resistance should be determined quickly, and treatment should be adjusted to contain at least 3 effective drugs.

  • Frequency and Cost of Hospitalizations due to Neurocysticercosis, United States, 2003–2012
    S. E. O’Neal and R. H. Flecker
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    The total charges exceeded US $900 million.

  • Dose-Response Relationship between Antimicrobial Drugs and Livestock-Associated MRSA in Pig Farming
    A. Dorado-García et al.
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    Decreasing antimicrobial use can lower MRSA prevalence in pigs and subsequently in humans.

  • Additional Drug Resistance of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Patients in 9 Countries



Books and Media

  • The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics
    J. A. Poupard

Online Report

  • Consensus on the Development of Vaccines Against Naturally Acquired Melioidosis
    D. Limmathurotsakul et al.

Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015


  • Disseminated Infections with Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei in Non-AIDS Patients Given Monoclonal Antibodies against CD20 and Kinase Inhibitors
    J. Chan et al.
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    Clinicians should be aware of these infections, especially in patients from disease-endemic regions.


  • Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance in the United States 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus
    J. L. Hadler et al.
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    Many states cannot rapidly detect and provide information needed to respond to WNV and emerging arboviral threats.

  • Lack of Transmission among Close Contacts of Patient with Imported Case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome into the United States, 2014 L. Breakwell et al.
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    Despite 61 contacts with unprotected exposure, no secondary cases occurred.

  • MERS-CoV in Upper Respiratory Tract and Lungs of Dromedary Camels, Saudi Arabia, 2013–2014
    A. I. Khalafalla et al.
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    Wide circulation among camels is confirmed, especially during cooler months.

  • Macacine Herpesvirus 1 in Long-Tailed Macaques, Malaysia, 2009–2011
    M. Lee et al.
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    Virus shedding by 39% of wild-caught macaques creates potential occupational risk for humans.

  • Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak among Infants, New South Wales, Australia, 2013–2014
    G. Cumming et al.
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    Syndromic surveillance was useful for outbreak monitoring, and public health response helped reduce hospitalization times.



Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015


  • Differentiation of Acute Q Fever from Other Infections, the Netherlands
    S. P. Keijmel et al.
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    Differentiating this disease from respiratory infections, fever, or hepatitis requires serologic testing or PCR.


  • Measles Outbreak Originating in Cruise Ship Passenger and Extensive Nosocomial Transmission, Sardinia, Italy, 2014
    A. Filia et al.