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Chikungunya fever: an epidemiological review of a re-emerging infectious disease.
Chikungunya fever is an acute febrile illness associated with severe, often debilitating polyarthralgias. The disease is caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an arthropod-borne virus that isExpand
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Nipah Virus Encephalitis Reemergence, Bangladesh
Two Nipah virus encephalitis outbreaks in Bangladesh may be associated with person-to-person transmission.
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Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Guidelines for Management
This is part of the series of practice guidelines commissioned by the Infectious Diseases Society of America through its Practice Guidelines Committee. The purpose of this guideline is to provideExpand
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Incidence of community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization. Results of a population-based active surveillance Study in Ohio. The Community-Based Pneumonia Incidence Study Group.
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading cause of death due to infectious diseases in the United States; however, the incidence of most infections causing community-acquired pneumonia in adults is notExpand
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Efficacy of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
BACKGROUND Rotavirus gastroenteritis causes many deaths in infants in sub-Saharan Africa. Because rotavirus vaccines have proven effective in developed countries but had not been tested in developingExpand
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Estimated global mortality associated with the first 12 months of 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus circulation: a modelling study.
BACKGROUND 18,500 laboratory-confirmed deaths caused by the 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 were reported worldwide for the period April, 2009, to August, 2010. This number is likely to be only aExpand
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Global and regional burden of hospital admissions for severe acute lower respiratory infections in young children in 2010: a systematic analysis
Summary Background The annual number of hospital admissions and in-hospital deaths due to severe acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in young children worldwide is unknown. We aimed to estimateExpand
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Workgroup Report: Public Health Strategies for Reducing Aflatoxin Exposure in Developing Countries
Consecutive outbreaks of acute aflatoxicosis in Kenya in 2004 and 2005 caused > 150 deaths. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization convened aExpand
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Surveillance for Legionnaires' disease. Risk factors for morbidity and mortality.
BACKGROUND To augment available information about the epidemiology of legionnaires' disease, we analyzed data reported to the passive surveillance system at the Centers for Disease Control andExpand
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Detection of Novel SARS-like and Other Coronaviruses in Bats from Kenya
Diverse coronaviruses have been identified in bats from several continents but not from Africa. We identified group 1 and 2 coronaviruses in bats in Kenya, including SARS-related coronaviruses. TheExpand
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