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During a severe drought Port-au-Prince, Haiti, lost hydroelectric power for 10 weeks. This led to water shortages in areas of the city dependent on water supplied from electrically driven pumps. In a study of the impact of water restriction on disease, 400 families were randomly selected from two urban areas differentially affected by the water shortage.(More)
We assessed the prevalence of diagnosed asthma, wheezing, healthcare utilization, and environmental triggers in children ages 13-14 years, and evaluated the feasibility of statewide asthma surveillance in North Carolina. A cross-sectional study (N = 1,596) was conducted using the International Survey for Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)(More)
During an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in Saudi Arabia, oral rifampicin (four doses in two days) was compared with a single intramuscular dose of ceftriaxone for prophylaxis in family contacts of patients with meningococcal disease. Pharyngeal samples were taken for culture before and 1 and 2 weeks after administration. Both follow-up cultures(More)