Divya R Samuel

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Attempts have been made to cultivate Mycobacterium leprae in human macrophages in vitro. In 27 out of 55 experiments a two- to ninefold increase (mean 2.31 +/- 1.46) in acid-fast organisms were observed over a period of 1.5 to 3 months of cultivation. No such increase was observed with heat-killed bacilli (mean fold increase 0.88 +/- 0.19). Macrophages were(More)
Rising costs and the lingering fallout from the great recession are altering the calculus of employer approaches to offering health benefits, according to findings from the Center for Studying Health System Change's (HSC) 2010 site visits to 12 nationally representative metropolitan communities. Employers responded to the economic downturn by continuing to(More)
Being prepared for a natural disaster, infectious disease outbreak or other emergency where many injured or ill people need medical care while maintaining ongoing operations is a significant challenge for local health systems. Emergency preparedness requires coordination of diverse entities at the local, regional and national levels. Given the diversity of(More)
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