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OBJECTIVES To determine risk factors for Mycobacterium xenopi isolation in patients following a pseudo-outbreak of infection with the organism. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis of mycobacteriology laboratory specimen records and frequency-matched case-control study of hospital patients. SETTING General community hospital. PATIENTS For the(More)
To examine the effectiveness of erythromycin therapy and prophylaxis for pertussis, 17 households with one secondary case or more were compared with 20 households without secondary cases following a community-wide pertussis outbreak in Maricopa County, Arizona, in 1988. There were no significant differences between the two household groups in age(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine current regulations and policies in the United States concerning maximal water temperatures in acute care hospitals. DESIGN A standardized questionnaire administered by telephone to health department officials from 50 states and the District of Columbia. SETTING State Health Departments in the 50(More)
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