María Dolores Tirado-Balaguer

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We estimate the impact of the two previous influenza seasonal vaccines and the pandemic vaccine on risk of A (H1N1) 2009 laboratory confirmed hospitalizations during the autumn 2009 pandemic wave in Castellón, Spain. We conducted a test-negative, hospital-based, case-control study. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 infection was detected in 147 (44%) of 334 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE In 2005 a large outbreak of Salmonella hadar occurred in Spain following the consumption of commercial precooked roast chicken. We estimated the incidence and risk factors for reactive arthritis (ReA) and other musculoskeletal sequelae in the patients of this outbreak in 2 health departments of Castellon province. METHODS A prospective cohort(More)
In Spain, in 2006, two oral live-attenuated vaccines against rotavirus disease were licensed for infants up to 6 months. Recent data suggest that vaccine efficacy may vary by region. This makes the real-life postmarketing monitoring of rotavirus vaccination effectiveness an important aspect of rotavirus epidemiologic surveillance. We carried out a case-case(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Infectious intestinal diseases are highly prevalent, and among them sporadic cases are the most common processes. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of sporadic cases diagnosed in a healthcare district of Castellón (Spain) in the year 2004, and to compare them with those of the year 2000. MATERIAL AND METHOD Based(More)
BACKGROUND Sporadic cases of diarrhea in preschool children are highly frequent, especially those caused by rotavirus, Campylobacter and Salmonella. The aim of this study was to identify some of the factors associated with these processes. MATERIAL AND METHODS A case-control study of hospitalized incident cases aged less than 3 years old was performed.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We intended to estimate the prevalence of reactive arthritis (ReA) and other musculoskeletal sequelae after a foodborne outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis phago type 14 b in a banquet in Castellón in June 5th, 2004. PATIENTS AND METHOD A prospective cohort study was carried out with 125 subjects (90.6%) out of the banquet(More)
INTRODUCTION Salmonella infections (SI) are common in Spain. The aim of this study was to appraise risk factors and the clinical characteristics of sporadic Salmonella Typhimurium infections compared with other sporadic salmonella serotype infections (OSI). METHODS From September 2014 to August 2015, a case-case study was carried out by the Epidemiology(More)
INTRODUCTION The influenza pandemic of 2009 had a great social impact. Many health resources were devoted to the care, prevention and surveillance of this disease. Epidemiological surveillance is based on the reporting of cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) and confirmed influenza cases. The objective was to estimate the true incidence of ILI during the(More)
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