Mary Kay Kindhauser

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OBJECTIVE To describe the temporal and geographical distribution of Zika virus infection and associated neurological disorders, from 1947 to 1 February 2016, when Zika became a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). METHODS We did a literature search using the terms "Zika" and "ZIKV" in PubMed, cross-checked the findings for(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether serum levels of lipid peroxides measured as thiobarbituric-acid-reactive substances (TBARS) differ in type I and type II diabetic patients, whether serum levels correlate with late sequelae of diabetes, and whether serum levels of free vitamin E correlate with levels of lipid peroxidation by-products. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Although vector control has proven highly effective in preventing disease transmission, it is not being used to its full potential, thereby depriving disadvantaged populations of the benefits of well tried and tested methods. Following the discovery of synthetic residual insecticides in the 1940s, large-scale programmes succeeded in bringing many of the(More)
An apparent increase in young people dying suddenly from acute asthma has been<lb>noted in the past 2 years in Auckland. 22 fatal cases were reviewed. Prescribing habits<lb>for asthma therapy have been changing in New Zealand, with a considerable increase<lb>in the use of oral theophylline drugs, particularly sustained-release preparations,<lb>which in many(More)
Global public health security is both a collective aspiration and a mutual responsibility that demands cooperative action at all levels. The expansion of the current H5N1 avian influenza enzootic and its incursion into human health presents a real and significant threat of an influenza pandemic. The world has for the first time an unprecedented opportunity(More)
In order to address the vitality of the microbial world, to detect emerging infectious diseases, to determine their potential threat to public health, and to establish effective interventions, the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed and coordinates the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) which connects several surveillance networks.(More)
The right to the highest attainable level of health is enshrined in the charter of the World Health Organization (WHO) (2002a) and many international treaties. It is this aspiration that spurs the work of the Organization and frames the broader global public health agenda for the twenty-fi rst century. It is a tall order. But the right to health is more(More)
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