Amy A Costello

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Chronic alcohol abuse by human beings has been shown to be associated with increased susceptibility to pulmonary infections and severity of inflammatory responses associated with pulmonary infection. On the basis of the higher likelihood of exposure to respiratory viruses, people who abuse alcohol would logically be susceptible to respiratory viral(More)
INTRODUCTION Preventable diseases like measles and mumps are occurring with increasing frequency in the U.S. despite the availability of an effective vaccine. Given concern that an outbreak may occur among military recruits, we compared serologic evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella among military recruits with known herd immunity thresholds(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) produces lifelong immunity, but duration of post-vaccination immunity has not been established. The purpose of this study is to determine if a difference exists in the long-term seropositivity of anti-VZV antibodies in a cohort of young adults who were vaccinated against varicella as compared(More)
Identification of military members in the prodromal phase of schizophrenia may lead to earlier treatment and allow non-urgent transition away from military duties. This report documents the incidence of schizophrenia in the U.S. military and summarizes mental health diagnoses during the year prior to initial clinical diagnoses schizophrenia. During(More)
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