In 2003, infection with low pathogenic avian influenza A (H7N2) virus was identified in an immunocompromised man with fever and community-acquired pneumonia in New York, USA. The patient recovered. Although the source of the virus was not identified, this case indicates the usefulness of virus culture for detecting novel influenza A viruses.
BACKGROUND Listeriosis, a life-threatening foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes, affects approximately 2500 Americans annually. Between July and October 2002, an uncommon strain of L. monocytogenes caused an outbreak of listeriosis in 9 states. METHODS We conducted case finding, a case-control study, and traceback and microbiological… (More)
A Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium outbreak was associated with a veterinary clinic. Confirmed cases were in one cat, two veterinary technicians, four persons associated with clinic patients, and a nurse not linked to the clinic. This outbreak emphasizes the importance of strong public health ties to the animal health community.
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To develop national Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MUse) recommendations for syndromic surveillance using hospital inpatient and ambulatory clinical care electronic health record (EHR) data. Introduction MUse will make EHR data increasingly available for public health surveillance.… (More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Before I turn the final page of this chapter in my life, I can not end it without saying " Thank you " to so many who have played a vital part in my success. I know that my achievement in this process is the culmination of many who support and wish me well. To my parents, Joe and Margaret Meyer, who gave me the power to accomplish my… (More)
In 2003, infection with low pathogenic avian infl uenza A (H7N2) virus was identifi ed in an immunocompromised man with fever and community-acquired pneumonia in New York, USA. The patient recovered. Although the source of the virus was not identifi ed, this case indicates the usefulness of virus culture for detecting novel infl uenza A viruses. L imited… (More)