Elizabeth Funk

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In the six years from 1975 through 1980, a total of 12 men died during jogging in the state of Rhode Island. The cause of death in 11 was coronary heart disease (CHD). One man died of an acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The prevalence of jogging in the Rhode Island population was determined using a random-digit telephone survey. Among men aged 30 through(More)
CONTEXT Small round-structured viruses (SRSVs) are known to cause viral gastroenteritis, but until now have not been confirmed in the implicated vehicle in outbreaks. OBJECTIVE Investigation of a gastroenteritis outbreak. DESIGN After applying epidemiologic methods to locate the outbreak source, we conducted environmental and laboratory investigations(More)
CONTEXT Injury is a major public health problem in Alaska, and alcohol consumption and injury death are associated. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between injury death, particularly alcohol-related injury death, and alcohol availability in remote Alaska. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Survey using death certificate data and medical examiner(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the most effective outbreak control strategy for school-based measles outbreaks as the proportion of children with two doses of measles-containing vaccine (MCV) increases. SETTING A school-based measles outbreak during 1996 involving 63 cases in Juneau, Alaska (population 29 288), where systematic revaccination with MCV was not(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most frequently occurring opportunistic pathogen and single most important infectious agent in renal transplant recipients, contributing significantly to their morbidity and mortality. Infection generally occurs in the first four months after transplant and develops in about two-thirds of these patients overall. Cytomegalovirus(More)
Emergence of new, previously unknown, and drug-resistant infectious diseases pose a major threat to global health. The emergence of infectious diseases in Alaska and the Arctic parallels the resurgence of infectious diseases worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a strategy to revitalize the capacity to protect the public(More)
Prior rectal colonization with fungi may be an important risk factor for development of systemic fungal infection in the neonate. This placebo-controlled study evaluated the benefits of miconazole oral gel in the prevention of fungal rectal colonization and systemic infection in high risk neonates admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Repeated oral(More)
The dynamics of population-based immunity were examined by using serologic surveys of 7 villages in rural Alaska between 2 epidemics of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and after the second epidemic (1988-1990). Among persons aged 2-30 years, the overall age-adjusted prevalence of antibody to HAV (anti-HAV) was 51% in 1983 and 49% in 1993 (P=.506). In children aged(More)