Bernadette A Albanese

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BACKGROUND Group B Streptococcus (GBS), traditionally considered to be a neonatal pathogen, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults and among those with underlying medical conditions. We used population-based surveillance to examine trends in adult GBS disease during the period 1990-2007 and to describe the epidemiology of adult(More)
We examined the epidemiology of invasive penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP) infections among residents of the Baltimore metropolitan area from 1995 through 1997. During this period, the proportion PRSP cases increased 42%, from 5.7% to 8.1% of cases. PRSP rates were highest among persons aged <5 and > or =65 years, black patients, and(More)
BACKGROUND In 2011, a multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to contaminated cantaloupes raised concerns that many pregnant women might have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis during pregnancy can cause fetal death, premature delivery, and neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Little information is available to guide healthcare providers who(More)
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