Allan Currie

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Six outbreaks of infectious syphilis in the United Kingdom, ongoing since 2012, have been investigated among men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men and women aged under 25 years. Interventions included case finding and raising awareness among healthcare professionals and the public. Targeting at-risk populations was complicated as many sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the illness attitudes and beliefs known to be associated with abnormal illness behaviour (where symptoms are present in excess of objective signs and pathology) in elite middle and long distance runners, in comparison with non-athlete controls. METHODS A total of 150 athletes were surveyed using the illness behaviour questionnaire as(More)
We identified Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as the likely etiologic pathogen for chronic diarrhea in 2 patients, 1 of whom was immunocompromised with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and 1 of whom was immunocompetent. Both were treated with antibiotics, and neither developed systemic complications of the infection. These cases suggest(More)
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