Najwa Khuri-Bulos

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BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the disease burden and genetic diversity of human rhinoviruses (HRVs) in developing countries. OBJECTIVES To assess the burden of HRV in Amman, Jordan, and to characterise clinical differences between HRV groups. STUDY DESIGN We prospectively studied children <5 years, hospitalised with respiratory symptoms(More)
ames J. Sejvara,∗, Katrin S. Kohla, Jane Gidudua, Anthony Amatob, Nandini Bakshic, Roger Baxterc, ale R. Burwend, David R. Cornblathe, Jan Cleerbout f, Kathryn M. Edwardsg, Ulrich Heiningerh, ichard Hughes i, Najwa Khuri-Bulos j, Rudolf Korinthenbergk, Barbara J. Lawl, Ursula Munrom, elena C. Maltezoun, Patricia Nello,1, James Oleskep, Robert Sparksq,(More)
The clinical picture of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) has been appreciably expanded in the last 10 years. Over 8 years, we studied the expanded clinical profile of FMF in 476 children. Of these, 81% had abdominal pain, 41% chest pain, 42% arthritis, 12% severe myalgia, 12% skin manifestations, 4% scrotal swelling, 3% recurrent episodic fever, and one(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology of needlestick and sharp injuries in a university hospital in a developing country, Jordan. METHODS A prospective study was undertaken of all needlestick and sharp injuries among workers at the Jordan University Hospital between 1993 and 1995. Health care workers were asked to report in person to the infection-control(More)
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has recently been identified as an important cause of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in children worldwide. However, there is little systematic data on its frequency and importance as a cause of ARI in the Middle East. We conducted a viral surveillance study in children <5 years of age admitted with respiratory symptoms(More)
In September 1998, more than 800 young people in Jordan believed they had suffered from the side-effects of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid vaccine administered at school; 122 of them were admitted to hospital. For the vast majority, their symptoms did not result from the vaccine but arose from mass psychogenic illness. The role played by the media, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that probably was due to contamination of mashed potatoes by a foodhandler, which occurred despite a policy for routine surveillance stool cultures of kitchen employees. DESIGN A case control study of 223 individuals who ate the lunch meal on September 23, 1989, at the Jordan University(More)