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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424108/a-systematic-review-of-early-modelling-studies-of-ebola-virus-disease-in-west-africa-corrigendum
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Z S Y Wong, C M Bui, A A Chughtai, C R Macintyre
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April 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414012/reasons-for-optimism-in-the-search-for-new-vaccines-for-tuberculosis
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T G Evans
In the development of vaccines for tuberculosis (TB), the combination of the will, funding, scientific rigor, new tools, refined animal models and improved clinical trial designs are all converging at an opportune moment. The lack of optimism that has surrounded the likelihood for finding novel TB vaccines has resulted from a lack of correlates of vaccine-induced protection, a lack of tool candidate vaccines to probe the immunologic space, which may be needed, and the negative result of one recent trial. A vaccine for TB that can be delivered at a reasonable cost to the marketplace will have greater impact on the incidence of new cases of TB than any intervention in world history...
April 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414004/clinical-virological-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-dengue-outbreak-in-myanmar-2015
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A K Kyaw, M M Ngwe Tun, M L Moi, T Nabeshima, K T Soe, S M Thwe, A A Myint, K T T Maung, W Aung, D Hayasaka, C C Buerano, K Z Thant, K Morita
Hospital-based surveillance was conducted at two widely separated regions in Myanmar during the 2015 dengue epidemic. Acute phase serum samples were collected from 332 clinically diagnosed dengue patients during the peak season of dengue cases. Viremia levels were measured by quantitative real-time PCR and plaque assays using FcγRIIA-expressing and non-FcγRIIA-expressing BHK cells to specifically determine the infectious virus particles. By serology and molecular techniques, 280/332 (84·3%) were confirmed as dengue patients...
April 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414002/global-importation-and-population-risk-factors-for-measles-in-new-zealand-a-case-study-for-highly-immunized-populations
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D T S Hayman, J C Marshall, N P French, T E Carpenter, M G Roberts, T Kiedrzynski
As endemic measles is eliminated through immunization, countries must determine the risk factors for the importation of measles into highly immunized populations to target control measures. Despite eliminating endemic measles, New Zealand suffers from outbreaks after introductions from abroad, enabling us to use it as a model for measles introduction risk. We used a generalized linear model to analyze risk factors for 1137 measles cases from 2007 to June 2014, provide estimates of national immunity levels, and model measles importation risk...
April 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413995/the-burden-of-seasonal-respiratory-infections-on-a-national-telehealth-service-in-england
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R A Morbey, S Harcourt, R Pebody, M Zambon, J Hutchison, J Rutter, H Thomas, G E Smith, A J Elliot
Seasonal respiratory illnesses present a major burden on primary care services. We assessed the burden of respiratory illness on a national telehealth system in England and investigated the potential for providing early warning of respiratory infection. We compared weekly laboratory reports for respiratory pathogens with telehealth calls (NHS 111) between week 40 in 2013 and week 29 in 2015. Multiple linear regression was used to identify which pathogens had a significant association with respiratory calls...
April 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397614/genotype-analysis-of-noroviruses-associated-with-gastroenteritis-outbreaks-in-childcare-centres-victoria-australia-2012-2015
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L D Bruggink, J M Moselen, J A Marshall
The characteristics of norovirus outbreaks in children (0-5 years) in childcare centres in Victoria, Australia (2012-2015) were examined. The three most common open reading frame (ORF) 2 genotypes in childcare centre outbreaks were GII.4 (42%), GII.6 (21%) and GII.3 (14%); the remaining genotypes (GI.2, GI.3, GI.4, GI.8, GI.13, GII.1, GII.2, GII.7 and GII.13) each made up <10%. The GII.4 genotype was the only norovirus genotype seen in all 4 years of the study and was the most common genotype in 2012-2014 but in 2015 the most common genotype was GII...
April 11, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397611/risk-factors-for-the-treatment-outcome-of-retreated-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-in-china-an-optimized-prediction-model
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X-M Wang, S-H Yin, J DU, M-L DU, P-Y Wang, J Wu, C M Horbinski, M-J Wu, H-Q Zheng, X-Q Xu, W Shu, Y-J Zhang
Retreatment of tuberculosis (TB) often fails in China, yet the risk factors associated with the failure remain unclear. To identify risk factors for the treatment failure of retreated pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients, we analyzed the data of 395 retreated PTB patients who received retreatment between July 2009 and July 2011 in China. PTB patients were categorized into 'success' and 'failure' groups by their treatment outcome. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression were used to evaluate the association between treatment outcome and socio-demographic as well as clinical factors...
April 11, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393756/norovirus-epidemiology-in-south-african-children-5-years-hospitalised-for-diarrhoeal-illness-between-2009-and-2013
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N A Page, M J Groome, S Nadan, R Netshikweta, K H Keddy, B Poonsamy, J Moyes, S Walaza, K Kahn, S A Madhi, M B Taylor, J Mans, C Cohen
Public health interest in norovirus (NoV) has increased in recent years following improved diagnostics, global burden estimates and the development of NoV vaccine candidates. This study aimed to describe the detection rate, clinical characteristics and environmental features associated with NoV detection in hospitalized children <5 years with diarrhoea in South Africa (SA). Between 2009 and 2013, prospective diarrhoeal surveillance was conducted at four sites in SA. Stool specimens were collected and screened for NoVs and other enteric pathogens using molecular and serological assays...
April 10, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374653/mother-to-child-hiv-transmissions-in-israel-1985-2011
#9
Z Mor, R Sheffer, D Chemtob
Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is the leading cause of paediatric HIV-infection in Israel. This study aimed to assess MTCT rates and analyse temporal changes in relation to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) introduction in 1996. This historical prospective study included all HIV-infected women who delivered in Israel between 1988 and 2011. Demographic, clinical, laboratory and therapy characteristics were compared between HIV-infected newborns with all others, and between infants born before and after 1996...
April 4, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367789/the-emergence-of-enterovirus-d68-in-england-in-autumn-2014-and-the-necessity-for-reinforcing-enterovirus-respiratory-screening
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A I Carrion Martin, R G Pebody, K Danis, J Ellis, S Niazi, S DE Lusignan, K E Brown, M Zambon, D J Allen
In autumn 2014, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases presenting with severe respiratory or neurological disease were described in countries worldwide. To describe the epidemiology and virological characteristics of EV-D68 in England, we collected clinical information on laboratory-confirmed EV-D68 cases detected in secondary care (hospitals), between September 2014 and January 2015. In primary care (general practitioners), respiratory swabs collected (September 2013-January 2015) from patients presenting with influenza-like illness were tested for EV-D68...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367783/high-number-of-asymptomatic-dogs-as-leptospiral-carriers-in-an-endemic-area-indicates-a-serious-public-health-concern
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R Sant'anna, A S Vieira, J Grapiglia, W Lilenbaum
Asymptomatic dogs can be potential hosts of leptospirosis. However, the extension of this phenomenon in endemic areas has not yet been clearly defined. This study is aimed at evaluating the role of asymptomatic dogs as carriers of Leptospira in an endemic area of Brazil. A total of 131 male dogs without apparent leptospirosis symptoms were included in the study based on clinical and hematologic exams. Serum and urine samples were collected for microscopic agglutination tests (MAT) and polymerase chain reactions (PCR) targeted the LipL32 gene, respectively...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367780/impact-of-self-financed-rotavirus-vaccines-on-hospital-stays-and-costs-in-spain-after-a-3-year-introductory-period
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O Redondo-González, J M Tenías-Burillo, J Ruiz-Gonzalo
Vaccination has reduced rotavirus hospitalizations by 25% in European regions with low-moderate vaccine availability. We aimed to quantify the reduction in hospital costs after the longest period in which Rotarix® and Rotateq® were simultaneously commercially available in Spain. Cases, length of stay (LOS), and diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) were retrieved from the Minimum Basic Data Set. Healthcare expenditure was estimated through the cost accounting system Gescot®. DRGs were clustered: I, non-bacterial gastroenteritis with complications; II, without complications; III, requiring surgical/other procedures or neonatal cases (highest DRG weights)...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367779/regional-solar-radiation-is-inversely-correlated-with-incidence-and-severity-of-tuberculosis-in-chile
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M E Balcells, J Cerda, S Concha, R Hoyos-Bachiloglu, C A Camargo, A R Martineau, A Borzutzky
Vitamin D (VD) deficiency has been linked to increased incidence and morbidity of tuberculosis (TB). Chile has large variations in solar radiation (SR; a proxy of VD status) and high prevalence of VD deficiency in its southernmost regions with low SR. We investigated the correlation between regional SR and rates of TB incidence, admissions and deaths in Chile by reviewing national records on prospectively collected mandatory disease notifications, admissions and mortality between 2001 and 2011. Over the study period, 26 691 new TB notifications were registered...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367777/molecular-characterisation-of-salmonella-strains-isolated-from-outbreaks-and-sporadic-cases-of-diarrhoea-occurred-in-paran%C3%A3-state-south-of-brazil
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F E A Assis, C B Dallagassa, S M S S Farah, E M Souza, F O Pedrosa, L S Chubatsu, C M T Fadel-Picheth
A total of 46 strains of Salmonella isolated from patients with sporadic diarrhoea or involved in foodborne outbreaks were analysed by PCR for genus identification and serotyping. Subtyping was performed using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multiple amplification of phage locus typing (MAPLT) for seven variable loci. Bacteria were identified as belonging to serotype Enteritidis (33 strains; 71·7%) or Typhimurium (13 strains; 28·3%). A high similarity coefficient (94·6%) was observed in the Salmonella Enteritidis group for which were found three related PFGE profiles and only one MAPLT; strains representing profile PA/P1/MI were prevalent (27; 81·8%)...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367767/influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-outbreak-detected-in-inter-seasonal-months-during-the-surveillance-of-influenza-like-illness-in-pune-india-2012-2015
#15
Y K Gurav, M S Chadha, B V Tandale, V A Potdar, S D Pawar, P Shil, A R Deoshatwar, R Aarthy, A Bhushan
An outbreak of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 was detected during the ongoing community-based surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI). Among reported 119 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 cases (59 cases in the year 2012 and 60 cases in 2015) in summer months, common clinical features were fever (100%), cough (90·7%), sore throat (85·7%), nasal discharge (48·7%), headache (55·5%), fatigue (18·5%), breathlessness (3·4%), and ear discharge (1·7%). Rise in ILI cases were negatively correlated with the seasonal factors such as relative humidity (Karl Pearson's correlation coefficient, i...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367766/epidemics-and-aetiology-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-xiamen-china-from-2008-to-2015
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S Z He, M Y Chen, X R Xu, Q Yan, J J Niu, W H Wu, X S Su, S X Ge, S Y Zhang, N S Xia
Over the past 8 years, human enteroviruses (HEVs) have caused 27 227 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Xiamen, including 99 severe cases and six deaths. We aimed to explore the molecular epidemiology of HFMD in Xiamen to inform the development of diagnostic assays, vaccines and other interventions. From January 2009 to September 2015, 5866 samples from sentinel hospitals were tested using nested reverse transcription PCR that targeted the HEV 5' untranslated region and viral protein 1 region. Of these samples, 4290 were tested positive for HEV and the amplicons were sequenced and genotyped...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357974/immunisation-status-and-determinants-of-left-behind-children-aged-12-72-months-in-central-china
#17
Z L Ni, X D Tan, H Y Shao, Y Wang
Many parents move from rural China to urban areas in search of job opportunities, and leave their children behind to be raised by relatives. We aimed to assess the immunisation coverage, including the 1:3:3:3:1 vaccine series (one dose of Bacilli Chalmette-Guérin vaccine; three doses of live attenuated oral poliomyelitis vaccine; three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis combined; three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; and one dose of measles-containing vaccine), in children aged 12-72 months and identify the determinants of immunisation uptake among left-behind children in Hubei Province, Central China, in 2014...
March 30, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357965/racial-differences-in-seroprevalence-of-hav-and-hev-in-blood-donors-in-the-western-cape-south-africa-a-clue-to-the-predominant-hev-genotype
#18
T Lopes, R Cable, C Pistorius, T Maponga, S Ijaz, W Preiser, R Tedder, M I Andersson
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a major cause of acute hepatitis worldwide. This infection causes major water-borne outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries, whilst in industrialised countries this infection is zoonotic. These differences in epidemiology are related to different HEV genotypes. HEV genotype 3 is a zoonotic infection, whilst genotype 2 causes large outbreaks. This study determined the seroprevalence of HEV in blood donors from the Western Cape. Anti-hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV) antibody was detected in 184/300 (61%) donors...
March 30, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351443/phenotypic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-slaughterhouse-pig-related-workers-and-control-workers-in-guangdong-province-china
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X L Wang, L Li, S M Li, J Y Huang, Y P Fan, Z J Yao, X H Ye, S D Chen
Pig farmers and veterinarians have high prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) due to the occupational livestock exposure, while few reported this association on slaughterhouse workers. We conducted this cross-sectional study to explore the phenotypic and molecular characteristics of S. aureus and MRSA in slaughterhouse pig-related workers and control workers in Guangdong Province, China. Participants were interviewed and provided two nasal swabs. Swabs were tested for S. aureus, and isolates were further tested for antimicrobial susceptibility, virulence genes and multi-locus sequence typing...
March 29, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325171/pregnancy-and-neonatal-outcomes-among-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-women-in-a-large-italian-teaching-hospital-a-30-year-retrospective-study
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S Grignolo, R Agnello, D Gerbaldo, C Gotta, C Alicino, F Del Puente, L Taramasso, B Bruzzone, C Gustavino, S Trasino, A DE Maria, G Icardi, C Viscoli, A DI Biagio
The primary study objective was to investigate three decades from 1985 to 2014 of changes in pregnancies among HIV-infected women. The secondary objective was to assess risk factors associated with preterm delivery and severe small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants in HIV-infected women. A retrospective review of deliveries among pregnant HIV-infected women at the University of Genoa and IRCCS San Martino-IST in Genoa between 1985 and 2014 was performed. Univariate and multivariable analyses were used to study the variables associated with neonatal outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
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