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Volume 19—2013

Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013

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Potential Role of Deer Tick Virus in Powassan Encephalitis Cases in Lyme Disease–endemic Areas of New York, USA PDF Version [PDF - 588 KB - 8 pages]
M. Y. El Khoury et al.
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The epidemiologic pattern and limited laboratory testing indicate that this virus lineage might account for most of these illnesses.

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Epidemiologic Investigations into Outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever in Humans, South Africa, 2008–2011 PDF Version [PDF - 528 KB - 8 pages]
B. N. Archer et al.
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Rift Valley fever continues to pose a notable public health threat to humans.

Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013

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Tropheryma whipplei Endocarditis PDF Version [PDF - 654 KB - 10 pages]
F. Fenollar et al.
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This emerging clinical entity occurs mostly in middle-aged and older men with arthralgias.

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Possible Association between Obesity and Clostridium difficile Infection PDF Version [PDF - 447 KB - 6 pages]
J. Leung et al.
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Obesity was found at higher frequency among patients with C. difficile infections who had few other traditional risk factors.

Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

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Increased Incidence of Invasive Fusariosis with Cutaneous Portal of Entry, Brazil PDF Version [PDF - 561 KB - 6 pages]
M. Nucci et al.
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Most cases of infection with Fusarium spp. fungi involved primary skin lesions.

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Cryptococcus gattii Infections in Multiple States Outside the US Pacific Northwest PDF Version [PDF - 891 KB - 7 pages]
J. R. Harris et al.
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The organism might be endemic outside the outbreak-affected areas.

Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013

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Mumps Postexposure Prophylaxis with a Third Dose of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine, Orange County, New York, USA PDF Version [PDF - 544 KB - 7 pages]
A. Fiebelkorn et al.
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Mumps attack rates were 0% among third dose recipients and 5.2% among 2-dose recipients who had not received postexposure prophylaxis.

Volume 19, Number 8—August 2013

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Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae among Travelers from the Netherlands PDF Version [PDF - 2.23 MB - 8 pages]
S. Paltansing et al.
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Colonization with potentially multidrug-resistant bacteria was discovered at an elevated rate among returning travelers.

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Effects and Clinical Significance of GII.4 Sydney Norovirus, United States, 2012–2013 PDF Version [PDF - 661 KB - 8 pages]
E. Leshem et al.
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Surveillance and emergency department data showed that GII.4 Sydney did not cause a substantial increase in norovirus activity.

Volume 19, Number 7—July 2013

Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013

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Iatrogenic Blood-borne Viral Infections in Refugee Children from War and Transition Zones
P. N. Goldwater
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Cases provide a stimulus to alert reception countries to a possible problem.

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Foodborne Botulism in Canada, 1985–2005
D. Leclair et al.

Volume 19, Number 5—May 2013

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Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Strains, Alberta, Canada, 1991–2007
D. Langlois-Klassen et al.
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Transmission of Beijing strains posed no more of a public health threat than did non-Beijing strains.

Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013

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Serotype IV and Invasive Group B Streptococcus Disease in Neonates, Minnesota, USA, 2000–2010 PDF Version [PDF - 533 KB - 8 pages]
P. Ferrieri et al.
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Serotype predominance has shifted, and drug resistance is emerging.

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Risk Factors for Influenza among Health Care Workers during 2009 Pandemic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada PDF Version [PDF - 687 KB - 10 pages]
S. P. Kuster et al.
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Influenza was associated with household exposure, aerosol-generating procedures, and lower adherence to hand hygiene recommendations.

Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013

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Increasing Pneumocystis Pneumonia, England, UK, 2000–2010 PDF Version [PDF - 570 KB - 7 pages]
R. Maini et al.
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Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PDF Version [PDF - 530 KB - 7 pages]
K. Couto de Mello et al.
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Despite the high prevalence of tuberculosis in Brazil, patients with nontuberculous disease exist who are not being detected and given treatment.

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Tuberculosis and HIV Co-infection, California, USA, 1993–2008 PDF Version [PDF - 820 KB - 7 pages]
J. Z. Metcalfe et al.
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Persons from high tuberculosis settings often acquire HIV infection during the peri-immigration period.

Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013

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Laboratory-based Surveillance for Hepatitis E Virus Infection, United States, 2005–2012 PDF Version [PDF - 635 KB - 6 pages]
J. Drobeniuc et al.
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Clinicians should consider this virus in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis, regardless of patient travel history.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Children, Massachusetts and New Hampshire,USA, 1970–2010 PDF Version [PDF - 2.48 MB - 9 pages]
M. A. Silverman et al.
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A short prodrome in children is associated with more severe disease and increased risk for death.

Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

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Listeriosis Outbreaks and Associated Food Vehicles, United States, 1998–2008 PDF Version [PDF - 1.08 MB - 10 pages]
E. J. Cartwright et al.
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Outbreak investigations can identify industrial gaps and regulatory measures to protect food.

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Staphylococcal Infections in Children, California, USA, 1985–2009 PDF Version [PDF - 2.26 MB - 12 pages]
K. Gutierrez et al.
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Young children, Black children, and those without private insurance were at higher risk for hospitalization.

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Pneumocystis jirovecii Genotype Associated with Increased Death Rate of HIV-infected Patients with Pneumonia PDF Version [PDF - 869 KB - 9 pages]
M. Rabodonirina et al.
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Comorbidities might predict presence of specific fungal genotypes.

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