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Janko van Beek, Miranda de Graaf, Haider Al-Hello, David J Allen, Katia Ambert-Balay, Nadine Botteldoorn, Mia Brytting, Javier Buesa, Maria Cabrerizo, Martin Chan, Fiona Cloak, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Susana Guix, Joanne Hewitt, Nobuhiro Iritani, Miao Jin, Reimar Johne, Ingeborg Lederer, Janet Mans, Vito Martella, Leena Maunula, Georgina McAllister, Sandra Niendorf, Hubert G Niesters, Alexander T Podkolzin, Mateja Poljsak-Prijatelj, Lasse Dam Rasmussen, Gábor Reuter, Gráinne Tuite, Annelies Kroneman, Harry Vennema, Marion P G Koopmans
BACKGROUND: The development of a vaccine for norovirus requires a detailed understanding of global genetic diversity of noroviruses. We analysed their epidemiology and diversity using surveillance data from the NoroNet network. METHODS: We included genetic sequences of norovirus specimens obtained from outbreak investigations and sporadic gastroenteritis cases between 2005 and 2016 in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. We genotyped norovirus sequences and analysed sequences that overlapped at open reading frame (ORF) 1 and ORF2...
January 25, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Alan L Kaplan, Erica R Cohen, Eyal Zimlichman
OBJECTIVE: To understand usage patterns and clinical efficacy of Hello Heart, an mHealth technology application designed to facilitate patient engagement in managing hypertension. METHODS: In this single-arm observational study, all subjects with ≥2 blood pressure (BP) recordings were included. The cohort was divided into subgroups by weeks passed since download that patients were still recording measurements. Changes in BP were compared between subgroups. RESULTS: Of 5115 eligible subjects, 3803 (74%) recorded BP for ≥2 weeks...
December 2017: Health Information Science and Systems
Zosia Kmietowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Laura M F Kuijpers, Thong Phe, Chhun H Veng, Kruy Lim, Sovann Ieng, Chun Kham, Nizar Fawal, Laetitia Fabre, Simon Le Hello, Erika Vlieghe, François-Xavier Weill, Jan Jacobs, Willy E Peetermans
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever remains a major public health problem in low resource settings and antibiotic resistance is increasing. In Asia, an increasing proportion of infections is caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A, which for a long time was assumed to cause a milder clinical syndrome compared to Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective chart review study was conducted of 254 unique cases of blood culture confirmed enteric fever who presented at a referral adult hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia between 2008 and 2015...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Nicolas Feau, Richard C Hamelin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: New Phytologist
Gabriela Vargas, Joshua Borus, Brittany M Charlton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although teenage pregnancy is declining in many parts of the world, it remains associated with considerable social, health, and economic outcomes. Pregnancy prevention efforts focus primarily on young women, with minimal attention to young men. This review highlights recent literature pertaining to the role of young men in pregnancy prevention. RECENT FINDINGS: Young men have varying views on contraception as well as which partner(s) should be responsible for its use...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Marie-Léone Vignaud, Emeline Cherchame, Muriel Marault, Emilie Chaing, Simon Le Hello, Valerie Michel, Nathalie Jourdan-Da Silva, Renaud Lailler, Anne Brisabois, Sabrina Cadel-Six
Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Dublin (S. Dublin) figures among the most frequently isolated Salmonella strains in humans in France. This serovar may affect production and animal health mainly in cattle herds with corresponding high economic losses. Given that the current gold standard method, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), provides insufficient discrimination for epidemiological investigations, we propose a standard operating procedure in this study for multiple-locus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) of S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Ari Kauppinen, Haider Al-Hello, Outi Zacheus, Jaana Kilponen, Leena Maunula, Sari Huusko, Maija Lappalainen, Ilkka Miettinen, Soile Blomqvist, Ruska Rimhanen-Finne
An increased number of suspected outbreaks of gastroenteritis linked to bathing water were reported to the Finnish food- and waterborne outbreak (FWO) registry in July and August 2014. The investigation reports were assessed by a national outbreak investigation panel. Eight confirmed outbreaks were identified among the 15 suspected outbreaks linked to bathing water that had been reported to the FWO registry. According to the outbreak investigation reports, 1,453 persons fell ill during these outbreaks. Epidemiological and microbiological data revealed noroviruses as the main causative agents...
February 23, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Thuan Huu Vo, Omar Okasha, Haider Al-Hello, Aleksandra Polkowska, Sirpa Räsänen, Merja Bojang, J Pekka Nuorti, Katri Jalava
On January 29, 2015, the city of Tampere environmental health officers were informed of a possible foodborne outbreak among customers who had eaten lunch in restaurant X. Employees of electric companies A and B had a sudden onset of gastrointestinal symptoms. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to identify the vehicle, source, and causative agent of the outbreak. A case was defined as an employee of companies A or B with diarrhea and/or vomiting who ate lunch at Restaurant X on January 26, 2015. All employees of the companies attending the implicated lunch were invited to participate in the cohort study...
September 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
Ushio Minami, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masataka Kuraoka, Erika Kobayashi, Taro Fukaya, Hayato Uchida, Yoshinori Fujiwara
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the possibility and necessity for expansion and diffusion of a new employment support facility for older job seekers in metropolitan areas based on health and welfare measures. This longitudinal study assessed questionnaire responses from older job seekers at a new facility established in Ota ward in the Tokyo metropolitan area as a compliment to the conventional system comprised of Hello Work and the Silver Human Resources Center. METHODS: We offered questionnaires to job seekers at their first facility visit and asked them to return them by mail (baseline survey)...
2015: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi, Hiroki Sugimori
OBJECTIVE: Encouraging help-seeking for mental illness is essential for prevention of suicide. This study examined the relationship between individual characteristics, neighbourhood contexts and help-seeking intentions for mental illness for the purpose of elucidating the role of neighbourhood in the help-seeking process. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted among Japanese adults aged 20-59 years in June 2014. Eligible respondents who did not have a serious health condition were included in this study (n=3308)...
2015: BMJ Open
Nicholas Carah, Carla Meurk, Daniel Angus
Hello Sunday Morning is an online health promotion organisation that began in 2009. Hello Sunday Morning asks participants to stop consuming alcohol for a period of time, set a goal and document their progress on a personal blog. Hello Sunday Morning is a unique health intervention for three interrelated reasons: (1) it was generated outside a clinical setting, (2) it uses new media technologies to create structured forms of participation in an iterative and open-ended way and (3) participants generate a written record of their progress along with demographic, behavioural and engagement data...
March 2017: Health (London)
Dieter Van Cauteren, Henriette De Valk, Cecile Sommen, Lisa A King, Nathalie Jourdan-Da Silva, François-Xavier Weill, Simon Le Hello, Francis Mégraud, Veronique Vaillant, Jean C Desenclos
Community incidence estimates are necessary to assess the burden and impact of infections on health and to set priorities for surveillance, research, prevention, and control strategies. The current study was performed to estimate the community incidence of campylobacteriosis and nontyphoidal salmonellosis in France from the number of laboratory-confirmed cases reported to the national reference center (NRC). The probabilities of a case in the community visiting a doctor, having a stool sample requested, having a positive laboratory test, and having the case reported to the NRC were estimated using data of national surveillance systems, national hospitalization and health insurance databases, and specific surveys informing about these parameters...
August 2015: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Christophe Sola, Edgar Abadia, Simon Le Hello, François-Xavier Weill
Spoligotyping was developed almost 18 years ago and still remains a popular first-lane genotyping technique to identify and subtype Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) clinical isolates at a phylogeographic level. For other pathogens, such as Salmonella enterica, recent studies suggest that specifically designed spoligotyping techniques could be interesting for public health purposes. Spoligotyping was in its original format a reverse line-blot hybridization method using capture probes designed on "spacers" and attached to a membrane's surface and a PCR product obtained from clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs)...
2015: Methods in Molecular Biology
Bob Heath
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2014: Lancet
Laetitia Fabre, Simon Le Hello, Chrystelle Roux, Sylvie Issenhuth-Jeanjean, François-Xavier Weill
BACKGROUND: Serotype-specific PCR assays targeting Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhi and Paratyphi A, the causal agents of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, are required to accelerate formal diagnosis and to overcome the lack of typing sera and, in some situations, the need for culture. However, the sensitivity and specificity of such assays must be demonstrated on large collections of strains representative of the targeted serotypes and all other bacterial populations producing similar clinical symptoms...
2014: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
G Jones, S Le Hello, N Jourdan-da Silva, V Vaillant, H de Valk, Fx Weill, Y Le Strat
Given the regular occurrence of salmonellosis outbreaks in France, evaluating the timeliness of laboratory reporting is critical for maintaining an effective surveillance system. Laboratory-confirmed human cases of Salmonella infection from whom strains were isolated from 2007 to 2011 in France (n=38,413) were extracted from the surveillance database. Three delay intervals were defined: transport delay (strain isolation, transport from primary laboratory to national reference laboratory), analysis delay (serotyping, reporting) and total reporting delay...
2014: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Tapani Hovi, Anja Paananen, Soile Blomqvist, Carita Savolainen-Kopra, Haider Al-Hello, Teemu Smura, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Katarina Nadova, Zdenka Sobotova, Eugene Gavrilin, Merja Roivainen
Vaccine derived poliovirus (VDPV) type 2 strains strongly divergent from the corresponding vaccine strain, Sabin 2, were repeatedly isolated from sewage in Slovakia over a period of 22 months in 2003-2005. Cell cultures of stool specimens from known immune deficient patients and from an identified putative source population of 500 people failed to identify the potential excretor(s) of the virus. The occurrence of VDPV in sewage stopped without any intervention. No paralytic cases were reported in Slovakia during the episode...
2013: PloS One
Arlette Devaud Praz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2013: Krankenpflege. Soins Infirmiers
Simon Le Hello, Dorothée Harrois, Brahim Bouchrif, Lucile Sontag, Dalèle Elhani, Véronique Guibert, Khalid Zerouali, François-Xavier Weill
BACKGROUND: Salmonella enterica is a major global food-borne pathogen, causing life-threatening infections. Ciprofloxacin and extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) are the drugs of choice for severe infections. We previously reported a ciprofloxacin-resistant S. enterica serotype Kentucky (S Kentucky) ST198-X1 strain that emerged in Egypt and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East from 2002 to 2008. We aimed to monitor recent trends in the location of transmission and antimicrobial resistance of this strain...
August 2013: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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