Elena C. Loomis

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Heparinized blood and serum samples were obtained from 1,295 ruminants in herds or flocks with bluetongue virus (BTV) infection in 4 western states. Submissions were from herds or flocks with clinical bluetongue (BT), as well as from animals on premises with no history of BT disease. Insects, including Culicoides variipennis, were collected in areas(More)
Background. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a worrisome, yet potentially preventable threat in critically ill patients. Evidence-based clinical practices targeting the prevention of VAP have proven effective, but the most optimal methods to ensure consistent implementation and compliance remain unknown. Methods. A retrospective study of the trend(More)
An epidemiologic program was undertaken in California to study bluetongue virus (BTV) infection in domestic livestock. The study was designed to determine: a) prevalence of BTV infection, b) serotypes of BTV actively causing infection, c) seasonality of infection and d) species infected. A total of 8,751 cattle, 14,639 sheep and 4,785 goats were tested over(More)