Angela J. Peck

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) cause substantial childhood morbidity. This study characterizes and compares LRTI-associated morbidity among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and the general population of U.S. children. METHODS Hospitalization and outpatient records with a diagnosis indicating LRTIs were(More)
Healthcare workers accounted for a large proportion of persons with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) during the worldwide epidemic of early 2003. We conducted an investigation of healthcare workers exposed to laboratory-confirmed SARS patients in the United States to evaluate infection-control practices and possible SARS-associated coronavirus(More)
To better assess the risk for transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV), we obtained serial specimens and clinical and exposure data from seven confirmed U.S. SARS patients and their 10 household contacts. SARS-CoV was detected in a day-14 sputum specimen from one case-patient and in five stool specimens from(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize illness and identify the etiology for two nursing home outbreaks of respiratory illness. DESIGN Multisite outbreak investigations; cohort. SETTING Two nursing homes in Pennsylvania. PARTICIPANTS Facility A residents (n = 170), Facility B residents (n = 124), and employees (n = 91). MEASUREMENTS Medical records for Facility(More)
In early April 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was diagnosed in a Pennsylvania resident after his exposure to persons with SARS in Toronto, Canada. To identify contacts of the case-patient and evaluate the risk for SARS transmission, a detailed epidemiologic investigation was performed. On the basis of this investigation, 26 persons (17(More)
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