Catherine Flanigan

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A statewide survey of populations in proximity to blackbird roost sites to determine exposure to histoplasmosis from such sites has demonstrated that a site harboring Histoplasma capsulatum, even though undisturbed, adds significantly to the exposure rate of proximal populations. Disturbance of such a site increases the exposure rate dramatically with or(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma and allergic disorders are of global concern, with asthma estimated to affect 334 million people and 14% of children worldwide. Although the prevalence of asthma may have plateaued at ~ 8–12% in some economically developed countries, the global burden remains substantial. Although the prevalence of allergic disorders in childhood, such as(More)
Objective To identify factors associated with maternal hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroprevalence and transmission of HCV as identified by qualitative HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the infants of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected women delivering in New York State (NYS) in 2006. Study Design In this retrospective cohort study of HIV-exposed infants(More)
Surveys of new long-stay mental hospital patients in Scotland find that 9% have a diagnosis of alcohol-related brain damage, mainly Korsakoff's psychosis (KP), whereas the rate was 5% in the old long-stay patients. The national hospital database shows a rise in rates of KP in figures for discharge diagnosis and for diagnosis of hospital residents during the(More)