The purpose of evaluating public health surveillance systems is to ensure that problems of public health importance are being monitored efficiently and effectively. CDC's Guidelines for Evaluating Surveillance Systems are being updated to address the need for a) the integration of surveillance and health information systems, b) the establishment of data… (More)
Coccidioidomycosis, also known as valley fever, is an infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides spp. spores. This soil-dwelling fungus is endemic to arid regions of Mexico, Central and South America, and the southwestern United States (1). Symptomatic patients typically experience a self-limited influenza-like illness, but some develop severe or… (More)
Acknowledgments We wish to thank members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working group for cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea response plan at the
(2016). Preventing child abuse and neglect: A technical package for policy, norm, and programmatic activities.
The Master's Thesis Advisory Committee, as representatives of the faculty, certifies that this thesis has met all standards of excellence and scholarship as determined by the faculty. In presenting this thesis as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the advanced degree from Georgia State University, I agree that the library of Georgia State… (More)
predicting which influenza virus subtype will cause the next pandemic is not yet possible, public health authorities must continually assess the pandemic risk associated with animal influenza viruses, particularly those that have caused infections in humans, and determine what resources should be dedicated to mitigating that risk. To accomplish this goal, a… (More)
Committee Member __07/22/2015_____________ Date Johnson iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to acknowledge Dr. Roblin for his thorough support throughout this thesis project as well as his guidance throughout my graduate program. I would also like to acknowledge Dr. Casanova and Dr. Fuller for continuing to work with me and push me to develop the detail… (More)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents has increased considerably over the last few decades. As a result, increasing numbers of American children are developing multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, hyperinsulinemia, hypertension, dyslipidemia and hepatic steatosis. This thesis examines the use… (More)