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West Nile virus infection can result in prolonged subjective complaints of cognitive and functional decline even in the absence of a neuroinvasive form of infection. Persistent cognitive and functional complaints could be a result of general somatic symptoms, emotional distress, or residual central nervous system damage or dysfunction. Most studies of(More)
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to present the results of the pilot of CSTE's Occupational Health Indicators. CSTE would like to acknowledge the workgroup members for(More)
On Oct 30, 1989, the New Mexico Health and Environment Department learned of 3 patients with eosinophilia and severe myalgia who had been taking L-tryptophan. Further review of these and similar cases led to the initial recognition of the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) epidemic. To elucidate the apparent association between L-tryptophan-containing(More)
the New Mexico Department of Health reported one case of mercury poisoning associated with the use of a beauty lotion produced in Mexico. The lotion, marketed as 'Crema de Belleza', listed calomel as an ingredient without indicating its concentration. Laboratory testing by the National Public Health Laboratory in Tamaulipas, Mexico, showed that the lotion(More)
Public health authorities need a surveillance system that is sensitive enough to detect a disease outbreak early to enable a proper response. In order to meet this challenge we have deployed a pilot component-based system in Albuquerque, NM as part of the National Biodefense Initiative (BDI). B-SAFER gathers routinely collected data from healthcare(More)
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to present the results of the pilot of CSTE's Occupational Health Indicators. CSTE would like to acknowledge the workgroup members for(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of HIV-infected individuals and HIV-affected couples who were referred for preconception counseling (PCC) at a large urban US-based HIV clinic. METHODS Electronic medical records were reviewed for HIV-infected individuals and HIV-affected couples. Medical, reproductive, surgical,(More)
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