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To evaluate risk factors for human infection with influenza A subtype H5N1, we performed a matched case-control study in Vietnam. We enrolled 28 case-patients who had laboratory-confirmed H5N1 infection during 2004 and 106 age-, sex-, and location-matched control-respondents. Data were analyzed by matched-pair analysis and multivariate conditional logistic(More)
Acknowledgments We thank the Center de Recherche et Formation (SEREFO) team members for their support. We also thank the clinical staff, Souleymane Diallo, Sounkalo Dao, Samba Diop, Bindongo P.P. Dembele, Hamadoun Kassambara, Drissa Goita, and Ousmane M’baye for their efforts in patient recruitment; and the laboratory staff, Guindo Oumar, Djeneba Dabitao,(More)
Background After quickly spreading since March 2009 in Mexico, influenza pandemic H1N1 has affected a large part of the world’s population. Countries have made great efforts to contain the pandemic. An important key in containing community transmission and reducing the impacts of the pandemic influenza is to have local people educated to have good(More)
BACKGROUND Infections with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) are emerging worldwide. We investigated an outbreak of severe CA-MRSA infections in children following out-patient vaccination. METHODS AND FINDINGS We carried out a field investigation after adverse events following immunization (AEFI) were reported. We(More)
Background Human rabies fatal cases were related to animal rabies but it is reported that often lacks of animal rabies data, human case is underreported and rabies immune globulin and vaccine are not available so that these contributed to raise the big issues for rabies control and prevention measures in the developing countries. Recently in central coast(More)
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