María Felícitas Domínguez-Berjón

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On 6 October 2014, a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) acquired outside Africa was detected in Madrid in a healthcare worker who had attended to a repatriated Spanish missionary and used proper personal protective equipment. The patient presented with fever <38.6 °C without other EVD-compatible symptoms in the days before diagnosis. No case of EVD was(More)
The aims of the present study were to describe and compare infant, neonatal, postneonatal and perinatal mortality in aggregates of Spanish Autonomous Communities (AC) with higher and lower income, as well as to describe and compare their respective inequalities among the provinces constituting AC with similar (high or low) and with extreme economic levels,(More)
OBJECTIVES We aim to describe influenza vaccination coverage for the Spanish population across four consecutive campaigns (2008/2009 to 2011/2012). The data was analyzed by high risk groups and health care workers (HCWs). Also, coverage trends were analyzed to assess uptake in post-pandemic seasons. METHODS We used data from two nation-wide representative(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the evolution of socio-economic inequalities in mortality in small areas of two Spanish cities (Barcelona and Madrid) from 1996 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2007. STUDY DESIGN A small-area ecological study of trends was performed, in which the units of analysis were census tracts. METHODS The association between mortality and(More)
OBJECTIVES a) To describe the methodology used to construct a deprivation index by census tract in cities, to identify the tracts with the least favorable socioeconomic conditions, and b) to analyze the association between this index and overall mortality. METHODS Several socioeconomic indicators (Census 2001) were defined by the census tracts of the(More)
BACKGROUND An epidemic outbreak of keratoconjunctivitis occurred in a nursing home in Madrid from August to December 2005. OBJECTIVE This article reports the outbreak, the infection control measures taken, and risk factors for keratoconjunctivitis. METHODS A cohort study was conducted on the nursing home staff and residents. Specific attack rates and(More)
OBJECTIVES We aim to compare influenza vaccination coverages obtained using two different methods; a population based computerized vaccination registry and self-reported influenza vaccination status as captured by a population survey. METHODS The study was conducted in the Autonomous Community of Madrid (ACM), Spain, and refers to the 2011/12 influenza(More)
BACKGROUND Features of the area might contribute to differences in cardiovascular mortality. The census tract distribution of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebrovascular disease mortality in the Region of Madrid and its association with deprivation and environmental variables were examined in this study. METHODS Cross-sectional, ecological study(More)
In southern European cities, research on deprivation and mortality inequalities using small-area analysis is recent. In many countries, the census tract (CT) is the smallest territorial unit for which population data are available. The aim of this study was to examine the association between mortality from all causes and socioeconomic deprivation in CTs in(More)
Based on data drawn from the 2007 Madrid Regional Health Survey (MRHS), we sought to: estimate influenza vaccination coverage among people ages 16-59 years old suffering from chronic conditions (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory diseases, kidney diseases, malignant neoplasm and fibromyalgia) living in the region of Madrid and to determine which(More)