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Bacterial meningitis in the United States, 1986: report of a multistate surveillance study. The Bacterial Meningitis Study Group.
A prospective, laboratory-based surveillance project obtained accurate data on meningitis in a population of 34 million people during 1986. Haemophilus influenzae was the most common cause ofExpand
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Francisella philomiragia comb. nov. (formerly Yersinia philomiragia) and Francisella tularensis biogroup novicida (formerly Francisella novicida) associated with human disease.
Over a 12-year period, 16 human strains of a gram-negative, catalase-positive, halophilic, aerobic, nonmotile, small coccoid bacterium were received for identification. On the bases of biochemicalExpand
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Cat scratch disease in the United States: an analysis of three national databases.
OBJECTIVES Current knowledge of the epidemiology of cat scratch disease is based primarily on information from case series. We used three national databases to obtain more representative data toExpand
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Cat scratch disease in Connecticut. Epidemiology, risk factors, and evaluation of a new diagnostic test.
BACKGROUND Although cat scratch disease is commonly diagnosed in patients who have unexplained regional lymphadenopathy after encounters with cats, its epidemiology and the risk factors for diseaseExpand
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A population-based assessment of invasive disease due to group B Streptococcus in nonpregnant adults.
BACKGROUND Group B streptococci (Streptococcus agalactiae) are a major cause of meningitis and septicemia in neonates and pregnant women, but the importance of group B streptococcal disease inExpand
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Serogroup C meningococcal outbreaks in the United States. An emerging threat.
OBJECTIVE Multiple outbreaks of serogroup C Neisseria meningitidis have recently been reported from diverse areas of the United States. To better define the characteristics of this increasinglyExpand
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Bacterial meningitis in the United States in 1995. Active Surveillance Team.
BACKGROUND Before the introduction of the conjugate vaccines, Haemophilus influenzae type b was the major cause of bacterial meningitis in the United States, and meningitis was primarily a disease ofExpand
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Decline of childhood Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in the Hib vaccine era.
OBJECTIVE Effective Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines were first licensed for use in US children at least 18 months old in December 1987 and for infants at least 2 months old inExpand
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Immunogenicity of two efficacious outer membrane protein-based serogroup B meningococcal vaccines among young adults in Iceland.
Serum bactericidal activity (SBA) and ELISA antibody levels elicited by two efficacious serogroup B meningococcal vaccines were measured in a controlled trial involving 408 15- to 20-year-olds.Expand
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Laboratory-based surveillance for meningococcal disease in selected areas, United States, 1989-1991.
PROBLEM/CONDITION Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia in the United States. Accurate surveillance for meningococcal disease is required to detect trendsExpand
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