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BACKGROUND Postdiarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is the most common cause of acute kidney failure among US children. The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) conducts population-based surveillance of pediatric HUS to measure the incidence of disease and to validate surveillance trends in associated Shiga toxin-producing(More)
During 2003-2009, we identified 544 cases of Cronobacter spp. infection from 6 US states. The highest percentage of invasive infections occurred among children <5 years of age; urine isolates predominated among adults. Rates of invasive infections among infants approximate earlier estimates. Overall incidence of 0.66 cases/100,000 population was higher than(More)
Listeriosis is a severe infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes. Since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has requested that listeriosis patients be interviewed using a standardized Listeria Initiative (LI) questionnaire. In January 2009, states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating a multistate outbreak(More)
Active surveillance for laboratory-confirmed Salmonella serotype Enteritidis (SE) infection revealed a decline in incidence in the 1990s, followed by an increase starting in 2000. We sought to determine if the fluctuation in SE incidence could be explained by changes in foodborne sources of infection. We conducted a population-based case-control study of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical spectrum of postdiarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (D(+)HUS) hospitalizations and sought predictors of in-hospital death to help identify children at risk of poor outcomes. STUDY DESIGN We assessed clinical variables collected through population-based surveillance of D(+)HUS in children <18 years old hospitalized in 10(More)
netic variability of the M genome segment of clinical and environmental Toscana virus strains. 4. Lambert AJ, Lanciotti RS. Consensus am-plifi cation and novel multiplex sequencing method for S segment species identifi ca-tion of 47 viruses of the Orthobunyavirus, Phlebovirus, and Nairovirus genera of the family Bunyaviridae. A. Detection and identifi(More)
  • E J Boothe
  • 1998
African Americans tend to enter the health care system at the chronic stage of illness. Delayed knowledge results in increased morbidity (Lee & Estes, 1994). An understanding of factors surrounding decreased participation in formal health care is important for dispensers of healing as well as for African Americans who are themselves affected. One purpose of(More)
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