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The Global Burden of Disease Due to Outdoor Air Pollution
As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Comparative Risk Assessment, the burden of disease attributable to urban ambient air pollution was estimated in terms of deathsExpand
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Antimicrobial-resistant and extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli in retail foods.
BACKGROUND Extraintestinal Escherichia coli infections are associated with specialized extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) strains and, increasingly, with antimicrobial resistance. The foodExpand
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Estimates of enteric illness attributable to contact with animals and their environments in the United States.
BACKGROUND Contact with animals and their environment is an important, and often preventable, route of transmission for enteric pathogens. This study estimated the annual burden of illnessExpand
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Hemolytic uremic syndrome and death in persons with Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection, foodborne diseases active surveillance network sites, 2000-2006.
BACKGROUND Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a life-threatening illness usually caused by infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157). We evaluated the age-specific rateExpand
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Invasive Salmonella infections in the United States, FoodNet, 1996-1999: incidence, serotype distribution, and outcome.
Invasive Salmonella infections are severe and can be life threatening. We analyzed population-based data collected during 1996-1999 by the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), toExpand
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Farm visits and undercooked hamburgers as major risk factors for sporadic Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection: data from a case-control study in 5 FoodNet sites.
In 1996, active surveillance in 5 Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) sites revealed up to a 9-fold difference in Escherichia coli O157:H7 (O157) infection incidence betweenExpand
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Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food and the Effect of Increasing Use of Culture-Independent Diagnostic Tests on Surveillance--Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10
To evaluate progress toward prevention of enteric and foodborne illnesses in the United States, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) monitors the incidence ofExpand
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Hospitalizations and deaths due to Salmonella infections, FoodNet, 1996-1999.
Nontyphoidal Salmonella causes a higher proportion of food-related deaths annually than any other bacterial pathogen in the United States. We reviewed 4 years (1996-1999) of population-based activeExpand
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Deaths associated with bacterial pathogens transmitted commonly through food: foodborne diseases active surveillance network (FoodNet), 1996-2005.
BACKGROUND Foodborne diseases are typically mild and self-limiting but can cause severe illness and death. We describe the epidemiology of deaths associated with bacterial pathogens using data fromExpand
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Brain shape in human microcephalics and Homo floresiensis
Because the cranial capacity of LB1 (Homo floresiensis) is only 417 cm3, some workers propose that it represents a microcephalic Homo sapiens rather than a new species. This hypothesis is difficultExpand
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