Colin Herron

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In November 1972 an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness occurred at a public school in Stockport, Iowa. One hundred ninety-four (72%) of 269 pupils and 14 (16%) of 23 staff members were affected. The etiologic agent was a strain of Shigella sonnei resistant to multiple antimicrobials. Waterborne transmission of shigellosis was documented epidemiologically(More)
Seven investigations of suspected foci of amebiasis between October 1971 and June 1974 lead to three conclusions. (1) A number of laboratories have vastly overdiagnosed amebiasis and have reported leukocytes in stools as Entamoeba histolytica. Two laboratories found to be in error were in community hospitals, and one was at a teaching hospital associated(More)
Deaths due to diabetes with acidosis or coma (DAC) in the United States from 1970 through 1978 were analyzed to determine epidemiologic characteristics associated with mortality likely to be due to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a complication of diabetes mellitus considered largely preventable. Annual age-adjusted rates for DAC deaths decreased during the(More)
The North East of England has been one of the most advanced regions for the demonstration of electric vehicles. So far, over 1100 charging points have been installed in the region through the Government funded Plugged in Places scheme and more than 49,999 electric vehicle journeys have been recorded since 2010 through the Switch EV trial. This paper gives(More)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Bureau of Epidemiology of the Center for Disease Control investigated episodes of red spots appearing on the skin of flight attendants during various Eastern Airlines flights in the first three months of 1980. Review of 132 cases reported during January and February showed that 91 different(More)
During December 1975 and January 1976, seventy-nine persons in Postville, Iowa, and nearby communities were infected with trichinosis by eating locally produced summer sausage made from a mixture of venison (provided by deer-hunting parties) and pork. More than 242 local residents and holiday visitors from five other states and Canada were exposed to the(More)