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Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections: risk factors among drug users in Northwest England.
OBJECTIVES to identify the risk factors for hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus infections in drug users attending two drug treatment centres in Northwest England, and to evaluate the… Expand
Multiple norovirus genotypes characterised from an oyster-associated outbreak of gastroenteritis.
- C. Gallimore, J. S. Cheesbrough, K. Lamden, C. Bingham, J. Gray
- Medicine, Biology
- International journal of food microbiology
- 15 September 2005
The diversity of norovirus (NV) genotypes was investigated in persons who were ill with acute gastroenteritis associated with the consumption of oysters. Initial results from a commercial enzyme… Expand
Immune response to pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in asplenic individuals
Asplenic individuals are at increased risk of infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae. The immune response to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has not been investigated in this clinical risk group. We… Expand
Large outbreak of infection with Escherichia coli O157 PT21/28 in Eccleston, Lancashire, due to cross contamination at a butcher's counter.
- A. Rajpura, K. Lamden, +4 authors S. Waterworth
- Communicable disease and public health
- 1 December 2003
An outbreak of infection with Escherichia coli O157 Phage Type 21/28 occurred between the 23rd November 2001 and the 7th December 2001 in Eccleston, Lancashire. There were 30 confirmed cases (23 with… Expand
Hepatitis G virus infection in drug users in Liverpool.
OBJECTIVES To establish the prevalence of hepatitis G (HGV) in drug users in Liverpool; to explore the risk factors for, and the effects of, HGV infection. METHODS Serum samples from 129 drug users… Expand
Surveillance of giardiasis in Northwest England 1996-2006: impact of an enzyme immunoassay test.
- H. Ellam, N. Verlander, K. Lamden, J. S. Cheesbrough, C. Durband, S. James
- Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les…
- 11 September 2008
The incidence of giardiasis in Central Lancashire increased following the introduction of a sensitive enzyme immunoassay diagnostic test in November 2002. We compared the epidemiological trends for… Expand
Detecting tuberculosis in new arrivals to UK
Increasing HIV testing in general practice: brief advice seems to work
- Maddy Phillips, Neil Lazaro, John E. Sweeney, Louise Hesketh, Kenneth Lamden
- International journal of STD & AIDS
- 1 November 2009
Sir: The 2008 UK national guidelines on HIV testing have highlighted the need for more widespread testing for HIV. It is well recognized that although significant morbidity and mortality arises from… Expand
Detecting tuberculosis in new arrivals to UK. Occupational health screening of doctors must be improved.
An immunisation clinic: care, comfort and convenience
Child immunisation is predominantly provided in primary care by health visitors, practice nurses and general practitioners. Immunisation queries are dealt with in several ways depending on local… Expand