Joseph F. Perz
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BACKGROUND/AIMS End-stage liver disease accounts for one in forty deaths worldwide. Chronic infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are well-recognized risk factors for… Expand
Waterborne transmission of Cryptosporidium parvum is well-established as a source in outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis; however, the role of tap water in endemic disease is unclear. The authors applied… Expand
ABSTRACT Cryptosporidium, an enteric parasite of humans and a wide range of other mammals, presents numerous challenges to the supply of safe drinking water. We performed a wildlife survey, focusing… Expand
BACKGROUND In January 2008, 3 persons with acute hepatitis C who all underwent endoscopy at a single facility in Nevada were identified. METHOD We reviewed clinical and laboratory data from… Expand
Background: As part of routine diabetes care, capillary blood is typically sampled using a finger-stick device and then tested using a handheld blood glucose meter. In settings where multiple persons… Expand
Current understanding of viral hepatitis transmission in United States health care settings indicates progress over the past several decades with respect to the risks from transfusions or blood… Expand
Introduction Previous studies indicate that the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States is increasing. These reports, however, have contained limited information on population… Expand
Infections in 6 states were linked to persons traveling to undergo cosmetic surgical procedures.
Ensuring the safety of personnel working in health care environments can be challenging and requires a multifaceted approach to target reductions in occupational exposures to blood-borne pathogens,… Expand