Volume 12, Number 11—November 2006
Infectious disease emergency preparedness planners should consider the special medical issues of pregnant women.
Immunologic changes of pregnancy may increase susceptibility to certain intracellular pathogens.
Comprehensive, multifaceted policies are needed to end child marriage and protect girls and their offspring.
Anatids may have spread the virus along their autumn migration routes.
Extensive evidence indicates that aerosol transmission of influenza occurs and should be taken into account for pandemic planning.
Species-related differences in clinical response and duration and extent of viral shedding exist between North American ducks and gulls infected with H5N1 HPAI viruses.
Local community networks can mitigate pandemic influenza in the absence of vaccine and antiviral drugs.
HEV infection is thought to have been endemic in southern China for >60 years; swine are now the main source of human infection.
Meningococcal disease clustering was found by DNA sequence–based finetyping and cluster detection software.
In northern California homes, exposure to gastroenteritis in an H. pylori–infected contact markedly increased H. pylori infection.
Enhanced molecular surveillance of virulent clones with higher competence can detect serotype switching.
The rise in visits to outpatient and emergency departments for skin and soft tissue infections may reflect the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Humans may play a role in the transmission of gastrointestinal diseases caused by C. perfringens.
C. difficile, including epidemic PCR ribotypes 017 and 027, were isolated from dairy calves in Canada.
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