Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012
Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012 PDF Version [PDF - 4.81 MB - 175 pages]
Pathogenic Responses among Young Adults during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
PDF Version [PDF - 153 KB - 7 pages]G. Shanks and J. F. BrundageView Summary
These responses after secondary exposures caused bacterial pneumonia and most deaths.
Medscape CME Activity
Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Denver, Colorado, USA
PDF Version [PDF - 367 KB - 9 pages]G. E. Nelson et al.View Summary
Pneumococcal prevention strategies should be emphasized during future influenza pandemics.
Diphtheria in the Postepidemic Period, Europe, 2000–2009
PDF Version [PDF - 288 KB - 9 pages]K. S. Wagner et al.View Summary
Efforts must be made to maintain high vaccination coverage.
Medscape CME Activity
Declining Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Campylobacteriosis Control, New Zealand, 1988–2010
PDF Version [PDF - 322 KB - 8 pages]M. G. Baker et al.View Summary
Food safety measures that lower incidence of campylobacteriosis might also prevent Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Pathogenesis of Avian Bornavirus in Experimentally Infected Cockatiels
PDF Version [PDF - 270 KB - 8 pages]A. K. Piepenbring et al.View Summary
Inoculation induced persistent infection, clinical signs, and seroconversion.
Effect of Surveillance Method on Reported Characteristics of Lyme Disease, Connecticut, 1996–2007
PDF Version [PDF - 304 KB - 6 pages]S. Ertel et al.View Summary
The epidemiology of Lyme disease varies by surveillance method.
Characterization of Nipah Virus from Outbreaks in Bangladesh, 2008–2010
PDF Version [PDF - 299 KB - 8 pages]M. K. Lo et al.View Summary
New genotyping scheme facilitates classification of virus sequences.
Unsuspected Dengue and Acute Febrile Illness in Rural and Semi-Urban Southern Sri Lanka
PDF Version [PDF - 194 KB - 8 pages]M. E. Reller et al.View Summary
Acute dengue may be under-recognized in other regions because of limited studies and tools for rapid diagnosis.
Association of Human Bocavirus 1 Infection with Respiratory Disease in Childhood Follow-up Study, Finland
PDF Version [PDF - 316 KB - 8 pages]M. Meriluoto et al.View Summary
Since its discovery in 2005, human bocavirus type 1 has often been found in the upper airways of young children with respiratory disease. But is this virus the cause of the respiratory disease or just an innocent bystander? A unique study in Finland, which examined follow-up blood samples of 109 healthy children with no underlying illness starting at birth and until they were 13 years of age, found that acute bocavirus infection resulted in respiratory disease. All children had been infected by age 6. Most retained their antibodies to this virus; some lost them. Children who were later re-exposed to bocavirus did not get sick from this virus. Thus, human bocavirus type 1 is a major cause of respiratory disease in childhood.
Lack of Decline in Childhood Malaria, Malawi, 2001–2010
PDF Version [PDF - 289 KB - 7 pages]A. Roca-Feltrer et al.View Summary
Despite increased control activities, malaria did not substantially decline.
Non-O157 Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Associated with Venison
PDF Version [PDF - 288 KB - 4 pages]J. M. Rounds et al.View Summary
News reports of “E. coli outbreaks” usually refer to Shiga toxin–producing E. coli O157. But there are other types of Shiga toxin–producing E. coli, often called STEC, about which less is known. For these other types of STEC, what is the source? What are the risk factors? An outbreak among 29 high school students in Minnesota provided some answers. The source of this outbreak was a white-tailed deer that had been butchered and eaten at the school. The risk factors for infection were handling raw or eating undercooked venison. To prevent this type of STEC infection, people should handle and cook venison with the same caution recommended for other meats.
High Seroprevalence of Enterovirus Infections in Apes and Old World Monkeys
PDF Version [PDF - 255 KB - 4 pages]H. Harvala et al.
Multiorgan Dysfunction Caused by Travel-associated African Trypanosomiasis
PDF Version [PDF - 196 KB - 3 pages]L. E. Cottle et al.
Phylogeography of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica, Europe
PDF Version [PDF - 385 KB - 4 pages]M. Gyuranecz et al.
Invasive Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Respiratory Virus Co-infections
PDF Version [PDF - 343 KB - 4 pages]H. Zhou et al.View Summary
Each year, especially in the winter, many get sick and some die of invasive pneumococcal pneumonia. Does this type of pneumonia increase in the winter because people are in closer contact indoors? Or are people more susceptible to this bacterial disease after having had a seasonal respiratory virus infection? A season-by-season analysis found an association between pneumococcal pneumonia and two viruses (influenza and respiratory syncytial virus). The association varied by season and was strongest when the predominant influenza virus subtype was H3N2. Vaccination against influenza and RSV should also help protect against pneumococcal pneumonia.
Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Infection in Pregnant Woman, China, 2013
PDF Version [PDF - 282 KB - 4 pages]J. A. Drewe et al.
Disseminated Infection Caused by Novel Species of Microsporidium, Thailand
PDF Version [PDF - 316 KB - 3 pages]C. Suankratay et al.
Determining Mortality Rates Attributable to Clostridium difficile Infection
PDF Version [PDF - 245 KB - 3 pages]S. S. Hota et al.
Oseltamivir-Resistant Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus Infections, United States, 2010–11
PDF Version [PDF - 196 KB - 4 pages]A. D. Storms et al.
Extended Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis in a Pediatric Hospital, China
PDF Version [PDF - 206 KB - 3 pages]Y. Feng et al.
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Captive Cheetah
PDF Version [PDF - 265 KB - 3 pages]B. Crossley et al.
Shuni Virus as Cause of Neurologic Disease in Horses
PDF Version [PDF - 259 KB - 4 pages]C. van Eeden et al.
Plesiomonas shigelloides Infection, Ecuador, 2004–2008
PDF Version [PDF - 212 KB - 3 pages]J. C. Escobar et al.
Melioidosis in Animals, Thailand, 2006–2010
PDF Version [PDF - 246 KB - 3 pages]D. Limmathurotsakul et al.
Rickettsia felis Infection in Febrile Patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010
PDF Version [PDF - 333 KB - 4 pages]A. N. Maina et al.
1918 Influenza, a Puzzle with Missing Pieces
PDF Version [PDF - 240 KB - 4 pages]D. M. Morens and J. K. Taubenberger
Rapid Diagnosis of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Cuba
PDF Version [PDF - 128 KB - 2 pages]B. Acosta et al.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Caused by Coxsackievirus A6, Japan, 2011
PDF Version [PDF - 168 KB - 3 pages]T. Fujimoto et al.
Human and Porcine Hepatitis E Viruses, Southeastern Bolivia
PDF Version [PDF - 148 KB - 2 pages]M. A. Purdy et al.
Baylisascaris procyonis Infection in Elderly Person, British Columbia, Canada
PDF Version [PDF - 162 KB - 2 pages]T. Hung et al.
Dengue Surveillance among French Military in Africa
PDF Version [PDF - 135 KB - 2 pages]F. de Laval et al.
Clonal Spread of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Primary School, Bordeaux, France
PDF Version [PDF - 155 KB - 3 pages]S. Pereyre et al.
Risk for Emergence of Dengue and Chikungunya Virus in Israel
PDF Version [PDF - 147 KB - 3 pages]E. Leshem et al.
Possible Pet-associated Baylisascariasis in Child, Canada
PDF Version [PDF - 163 KB - 3 pages]S. Haider et al.
Zika Virus Infection, Cambodia, 2010
PDF Version [PDF - 132 KB - 3 pages]V. Heang et al.
Recombination of Human Coxsackievirus B5 in Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Patients, China
PDF Version [PDF - 159 KB - 3 pages]J. Han et al.
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Tap Water
PDF Version [PDF - 113 KB - 1 page]E. Hernández-Garduño and K. Elwood
Leishmania infantum and Human Visceral Leishmaniasis, Argentina
PDF Version [PDF - 172 KB - 2 pages]A. Barrio et al.
Plasmodium falciparum in Asymptomatic Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Spain
PDF Version [PDF - 126 KB - 2 pages]B. Monge-Maillo et al.
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus Circulating in Pigs, Guangxi, China
PDF Version [PDF - 132 KB - 3 pages]J. Yan et al.
Cutaneous Melioidosis in Adolescent Returning from Guadeloupe
PDF Version [PDF - 126 KB - 2 pages]R. Meckenstock et al.
Geographic Distribution of Endemic Fungal Infections among Older Persons, United States
PDF Version [PDF - 126 KB - 2 pages]D. Haselow et al.
Books and Media
Africa in the Time of Cholera: A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present
PDF Version [PDF - 126 KB - 1 page]I. N. Okeke
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