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Following Golubitsky, Stewart, and others, we give definitions of networks and input trees. In order to make our work as general as possible, we work with a somewhat extended notion of multiplicity, and introduce the concept of " bunching " of trees. We then define balanced equivalence relations on networks, and a partial ordering on these relations.(More)
Over the past several years, funding for biodefense research has increased dramatically, leading to the possibility of increased laboratory-acquired infections with potential bioterrorism agents. The Special Immunizations Program at United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases reviewed its policy and management of potential(More)
Experience in managing laboratory exposures to potential agents of bioterrorism is limited. The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases reviewed laboratory exposures involving these agents (1989 to 2002) to assess the effectiveness of medical management. The evaluation of 234 persons (78% vaccinated) for exposure to 289(More)
Telemedicine has been shown to have a considerable impact in medical education, conferencing and consultation. As a result, the People's Republic of China has been keen to develop telemedicine. In her attempts to further the development of telemedicine, China has looked to the progress of medical services in Western countries such as Europe and North(More)
A new concentration of 32 cases of human intestinal capillariasis is described. This subepidemic occurred 120 Km from the nearest previously reported cases and the disease is locally acquired. All but one patient ate raw food and all ingested the small freshwater fish Ambassis commersoni (bagsang). Although good results were obtained with a modified(More)