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Risk of primary infection and reinfection with respiratory syncytial virus.
Respiratory syncytial virus is the most important cause of serious lower respiratory tract infection in children. For children followed up from birth in the Houston Family Study, the infection rateExpand
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Parainfluenza virus type 3: seasonality and risk of infection and reinfection in young children.
In Houston the temporal occurrence of infections with parainfluenza virus type 3 has evolved from an endemic to an epidemic pattern. Continuous virological surveillance for six years demonstratedExpand
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Clindamycin treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children
Background. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with a narrower antibiotic resistance pattern have emerged. There is a risk for the appearance of resistance during clindamycin therapyExpand
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Increase in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children.
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The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos
BACKGROUND All forms of asbestos are now banned in 52 countries. Safer products have replaced many materials that once were made with it. Nonetheless, many countries still use, import, and exportExpand
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Risk vs Risk: Tradeoffs in Protecting Health and the Environment
The somewhat catchy and promising title for this book unfortunately covers a generally simplistic and superficial series of case studies involving risks, and overall the book has little to recommendExpand
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Patterns of shedding of myxoviruses and paramyxoviruses in children.
In the Houston Family Study, young children were cultured for virus weekly or biweekly and during acute respiratory illnesses. The interval between the onset of illness and positive culture wasExpand
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Issues of agricultural safety and health.
Agricultural work is the most prevalent type of employment in the world. In the United States only a few are engaged in creating food and fiber for many. Agriculture includes farming, ranching,Expand
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Tyler asbestos workers: mortality experience in a cohort exposed to amosite.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the causes of death among 1130 former workers of a plant in Tyler, Texas dedicated to the manufacture of asbestos pipe insulation materials. This cohort is important andExpand
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Risk of respiratory syncytial virus infection for infants from low-income families in relationship to age, sex, ethnic group, and maternal antibody level.
The risk for hospitalization with respiratory syncytial virus infection during the first year of life was about five per 1,000 live births per year for infants born to low-income families in HoustonExpand
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