Thomas J Sidwa

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of intervention efforts to halt 2 wildlife rabies epizootics from 1995 through 2003, including 9 oral rabies vaccination campaigns for coyotes and 8 oral rabies vaccination campaigns for gray foxes. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 98 coyotes during prevaccination surveillance and 963 coyotes and 104 nontarget(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether postexposure rabies prophylaxis (PEP) in domestic animals, as mandated in Texas, has continued to be effective and to evaluate preexposure or postexposure vaccination failures from 2000 through 2009. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 1,014 unvaccinated domestic animals (769 dogs, 126 cats, 72 horses, 39 cattle, 3(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain epidemiologic information on rabies in skunks in Texas. DESIGN Epidemiologic study. SAMPLE POPULATION Reports of skunks that had been submitted for rabies testing in Texas from 1953 through 2007. PROCEDURES Reports were reviewed to obtain information on seasonality of rabies in skunks, seasonality of human and domestic animal(More)
In October 2014, a health-care worker who had been part of the treatment team for the first laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola virus disease imported to the United States developed symptoms of Ebola virus disease. A presumptive positive reverse transcription PCR assay result for Ebola virus RNA in a blood sample from the worker was confirmed by the CDC,(More)
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