Ziva Amitai

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We report on a cluster of relapsing vivax malaria among Eritrean refugees residing in Israel. Since the beginning of 2010, 15 cases have been identified. Five of the six patients who had complete medical and epidemiological histories, reported Sudan as the place of primary infection during their journey to Israel, and having had the first relapse in Israel,(More)
The impact of infl uenza epidemics on mortality: introducing a severity index.ing infl uenza epidemics using search engine query data. Flu Trends " data for pandemic H1N1 in-fl uenza: the New Zealand experience. trends: a web-based tool for real-time surveillance of disease outbreaks. To the Editor: We report 2 cases of possible recurrent laboratory-confi(More)
PURPOSE Official suicide statistics often produce an inaccurate view of suicide populations, since some deaths endorsed as being of uncertain manner are in fact suicides; it is common, therefore, in suicide research, to account for these deaths. We aimed to test the hypothesis that non-suicide death categories contain a large potential reservoir of(More)
A measles outbreak is affecting the Tel Aviv district, Israel, since April 2012. As of 10 September, 99 cases were confirmed, including 63 (64%) migrants of Eritrean and Sudanese origin. All genotyped cases had the African B3 genotype*. The mean age of migrant and non-migrant cases was 6.0±9.6 and 30.2±24.2 years, respectively (p<0.001). The majority of(More)
was defi ned by a >4-fold increase in infl uenza-specifi c hemagglutinin inhibition assay titer between baseline and convalescent-phase serum samples by using turkey erythrocytes and A/ TN/1560/2009(H1N1), a representative pandemic infl uenza virus. Of the 422 nurses included in the analysis, 42 (10.0%) showed serocon-version to pandemic (H1N1) 2009. Of 128(More)
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