A case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) was serologically confirmed in a critically ill patient in Santiago, Chile. The patient's clinical course had many similarities to that of other HPS patients in North and South America but was complicated by acute severe renal failure. The patient's history included self-reported urban and probable rural rodent… (More)
Surveillance of measles virus detected an epidemiologic link between a refugee from Kenya and a Dutch tourist in New Jersey, USA. Identical genotype B3 sequences from patients with contemporaneous cases in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in November and December 2005 indicate that Kenya was likely to have been the common source of virus.
Acknowledgments This document has been developed in preparation for the implementation of HB 757 of the 77th Legislature sponsored by State Representative Garnet Coleman. The legislation creates a statewide Health Disparities Task Force to assist the Texas Department of Health (TDH) in eliminating health and health access disparities in Texas. Debra… (More)