Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006
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Short-term risk for epidemics after geophysical disasters is very low.
Climate change can cause arthropodborne diseases to emerge.
Greater collaboration is needed between human and veterinary medicine to better control zoonoses.
The potential of avian A/H5N1 to cause a global human pandemic is uncertain because it cannot be predicted with current knowledge.
Traditional methods of raising ducks in Southeast Asia must be modified.
Soil exposure, eating undercooked meat, and having children are risk factors for acute infection and high rate of eye disease.
Monochloramine reduced colonization in building hot water systems.
Infection of children with atypical EPEC is associated with prolonged diarrhea.
Host specialization is a key issue in infectious disease research because patterns of cross-species transmission affect parasite dispersal.
Imported HIV infection is an emerging epidemic in countries with low HIV incidence.
An encephalitic lineage 2 strain of WNV is observed for the first time outside Africa.
Seroanalysis of parasite circulation in dogs can help identify T. cruzi infection in humans.
Children may share a reservoir of MRSA strains that have an antimicrobial drug resistance profile distinct from that of adults.
Resequencing microarrays rapidly identify influenza viruses.
Pets, wildlife, or livestock could provide early warning.
Since 1975, Lyme disease has become the most common vectorborne inflammatory disease in the United States.
Death rates were substantially higher for England and Canada than for the United States.
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Lessons from the History of Quarantine, from Plague to Influenza A
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