Sonia H Montiel

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BACKGROUND Since 2004, the Naval Health Research Center, with San Diego and Imperial counties, has collaborated with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct respiratory disease surveillance in the US-Mexico border region. In 2007, the Secretariat of Health, Mexico and the Institute of Public Health of Baja California joined the(More)
Before the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa, there were few documented cases of symptomatic Ebola patients traveling by commercial airline, and no evidence of transmission to passengers or crew members during airline travel. In July 2014 two persons with confirmed Ebola virus infection who were infected early in the Nigeria outbreak traveled by(More)
Little is known about the characteristics of acute viral hepatitis cases in the United States (US)–Mexico border region. We analyzed characteristics of acute viral hepatitis cases collected from the Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Project from January 2000–December 2009. Over the study period, 1,437 acute hepatitis A, 311 acute hepatitis B, and 362(More)
Sixty-nine patients with a superior vena cava syndrome were treated by radiotherapy. Forty were also given chemotherapy before or after irradiation. Twenty-nine had bronchial carcinoma, thirteen had other solid tumors, fourteen had lymphosarcoma and thirteen had no histological diagnosis. Subjective improvement was recorded in 86% of cases and the objective(More)
Clinical infection by hepatitis A virus (HAV) is generally self-limited but in some cases can progress to liver failure. Here, an HAV outbreak investigation among children with acute liver failure in a highly endemic country is presented. In addition, a sensitive method for HAV whole genome amplification and sequencing suitable for analysis of clinical(More)
1Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Border Health, Tucson, AZ, USA; 2University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ, USA; 3Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, AZ, USA; 4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Dengue Branch, San Juan, Puerto Rico; 5Centers(More)
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