Michele D. Renshaw

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These recommendations replace previous recommendations for the prevention of bloodborne virus infections in hemodialysis centers and provide additional recommendations for the prevention of bacterial infections in this setting. The recommendations in this report provide guidelines for a comprehensive infection control program that includes a) infection(More)
Increasingly, tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) is being used for newborn screening because this laboratory testing technology substantially increases the number of metabolic disorders that can be detected from dried blood-spot specimens. In June 2000, the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center, in collaboration with CDC and the Health(More)
A mosquito survey was carried out between October 1991 and November 1992 on the flood plains of Bangladesh, as part of a baseline study designed to help predict the effects on vector-borne diseases of embanking rivers under the Bangladesh Government's Flood Action Plan. Overall, 15 species of larval and 15 species of adult anophelines were collected, along(More)
In February 2000, a 7-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine (Prevnar, marketed by Wyeth Lederle Vaccines) was licensed for use among infants and young children. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that the vaccine be used for all children aged 2-23 months and for children aged 24-59 months who are at(More)
The Task Force on Community Preventive Services (the Task Force) has conducted systematic reviews of community interventions to increase physical activity. The Task Force either strongly recommends or recommends six interventions: two informational approaches (i.e., communitywide campaigns and point-of-decision prompts to encourage use of stairs); three(More)
A link between density-dependent larval competition and adult size of the mosquito Aedes cantans was demonstrated in northern England. Ponds containing high larval densities produced smaller larvae which, in turn, resulted in smaller adults at emergence. In both 1989 and 1990, parous mosquitoes caught at human bait were larger than nulliparous ones,(More)
ELISA tests of Aedes cantans bloodmeals in woodland near Liverpool during 1989 and 1990, revealed preferences for sheep and cows, these hosts representing more than 60% of the total. Dispersal studies carried out on newly-emerged adults and those caught at human bait, indicated that individuals move freely between the two woods studied, mixing as a single(More)
Children aged 1-5 years enrolled in Medicaid are at increased risk for having elevated blood lead levels (BLLs). According to estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (1991-1994), Medicaid enrollees accounted for 83% of U.S. children aged 1-5 years who had BLLs > or = 20 microg/dL. Despite longstanding requirements for(More)
These guidelines replace CDC's 1995 guidelines, U.S. Public Health Service Recommendations for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Counseling and Voluntary Testing for Pregnant Women, and are for public- and private-sector service providers who provide health care for pregnant women. In 1998, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report that recommended(More)