A Leroy Hathcock

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BACKGROUND From July to September 1994, 29 cases of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease (LD) were reported in Delaware. The authors conducted an investigation to a) identify the source of the outbreak and risk factors for developing Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (Lp-1) pneumonia and b) evaluate the risk associated with the components of cumulative(More)
The Delaware Disabilities Prevention Program is funded through a five-year Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant to prevent primary and secondary disabilities associated with mental retardation and low socioeconomic status; head and spinal cord injuries; and sickle cell disease. This report focuses on fatal head and spinal cord injuries.(More)
BACKGROUND Various disease outbreaks have been reported among prisoners. Recent foodborne outbreaks in correctional facilities in Georgia and Delaware prompted us to review the epidemiological characteristics of such outbreaks reported in the United States. METHODS Foodborne outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of(More)
Foreign-born persons from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic make up a significant percentage of poultry industry workers in Delaware, a leading poultry-producing state. Many of these workers enter the United States without documentation and assume multiple identities, making it difficult for public health staff to investigate TB contacts who work(More)
Mortality from cancers of the lung-bronchus-trachea show large variations in geographical distribution within the United States. Jefferson County, Kentucky shows significantly high mortality rates for this type of cancer. The focus of this study was to divide the country into small homogeneious areas to determine if there are geographical variations of(More)
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