Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006
Increasing globalization may pave the way for reemergence of relapsing fever.
Surveillance improves control of Salmonella infections.
Pets represent a large reservoir for human infection.
Routine donor nucleic acid amplification testing is a valuable surveillance screening tool.
This is the first report of clustered Aspergillus ustus causing systemic disease in transplant patients.
Clinicians should be aware of the increasing risk of C. difficile–associated disease and make efforts to control its transmission.
Real-time over-the-counter drug sales provide an additional tool for disease surveillance.
Improving personal hygienic practices may prevent and control MRSA outbreaks.
This highly standardized and adaptable assay could improve epidemic typhus surveillance.
Asymptomatic secondary infections are rare.
Foxhounds infected with Leishmania spp. were found in 18 states and 2 Canadian provinces.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis increases the survival of nonimmune travelers.
Antimicrobial drug self-medication occurs most often in eastern and southern Europe and least often in northern and western Europe.
In a case cluster, pneumonic plague transmission was compatible with respiratory droplet rather than aerosol transmission.
Culex salinarius is a bridge vector to humans, while Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans are more efficient enzootic vectors.
The combination of real-time PCR and capillary electrophoresis permits the rapid identification and quantification of pathogen genotypes.
Books and Media
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