Mario J Merlino

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The Dynamic Continuous-Area Space-Time (DYCAST) system was developed to identify and prospectively monitor high-risk areas for West Nile virus in New York, New York (New York City). The system is based on a geographic model that uses a localized Knox test to capture the nonrandom space-time interaction of dead birds, as an indicator of an intense West Nile(More)
The distribution of human risk for West Nile virus was determined by spatial analysis of the initial case distribution for the New York City area in 1999 using remote sensing and geographic information system technologies. Cluster analysis revealed the presence of a statistically significant grouping of cases, which also indicates the area of probable virus(More)
Zika virus has rapidly spread through the World Health Organization's Region of the Americas since being identified in Brazil in early 2015. Transmitted primarily through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause spontaneous abortion and birth defects, including microcephaly (1,2). New York City (NYC) is(More)
Aim of this work was to set up a method for the sensitive and selective determination of nitrite (NO(2)(-)) and total N-nitroso groups (TNG) in dalteparin and nadroparin, commercial low- molecular-weight heparins (LMWH), prepared by deaminative depolymerization of heparin with nitrous acid. The European Pharmacopoeia VI ed. indicates respectively 5 ppm as(More)
A self-administered survey was distributed to members of The Big Cities Health Coalition, a group of Health Officers/Commissioners from 17 of the largest US metropolitan health departments. The survey asked participants about their chronic disease priorities, data sources, budgets, and funding sources as well as examples of successful chronic disease(More)
Characteristics of an urban setting such as New York City (NYC), including readily available putrescible waste and ample underground infrastructure, make it highly attractive to the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). To identify property and neighborhood characteristics associated with rat presence, recent inspectional results were analyzed from over 77,000(More)
We describe the first case of cat-to-human transmission of influenza A(H7N2), an avian-lineage influenza A virus, that occurred during an outbreak among cats in New York City animal shelters. We describe the public health response and investigation.
Total urinary excretion of hydroxyproline has been found to be significantly decreased in adult diabetics and was increased after hypophysectomy for diabetic retinopathy. There was no change in hydroxyproline excretion after the administration of 53 mg. of human growth hormone to one patient with hypopituitarism over a 4 day period.