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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...
July 27, 2015: 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
Erika Gebel
The clock is ticking and the traffic is horrendous. Late to work again. And you left your blood glucose meter at home. Hello, stress. We've all felt, at one time or another, the stomach-clenching grip of stress. Scientists are discovering that it's a serious health hazard. Type 2 diabetes, for example, may be brought on in part by stress. Constant anxiety may be detrimental for people with diabetes, too, but don't let that worry you; there are strategies for tackling stress.
December 2012: Diabetes Forecast
M E Raguenaud, S Le Hello, S Salah, F X Weill, A Brisabois, G Delmas, P Germonneau
An outbreak due to the emerging monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium 4,5,12:i:- occurred in four schools in Poitiers in October 2010. Food trace-back investigation led to the identification of beef burgers as the cause of the outbreak and their subsequent withdrawal. The Institute for Public Health Surveillance conducted a retrospective epidemiological investigation to assess the extent of the outbreak and describe cases. Self-administered questionnaires were completed by students and personnel attending each of the four schools affected...
2012: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Patricia J Flemming, Katherine Ramsay
Identifying older adults at risk for falls is a challenge all home healthcare agencies (HHAs) face. The process of assessing for falls risk begins with the initial home visit. One HHA affiliated with an academic medical center describes its experience in development and use of a Falls Risk Assessment (FRA) tool over a 10-year period. The FRA tool has been modified since initial development to clarify elements of the tool based on research and to reflect changes in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) document...
October 2012: Home Healthcare Nurse
Nathanial Findlay, Stephen Armstrong, Steven Ferguson, Matt Beer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2013: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Johanna M van Dongen, Mireille N M van Poppel, Ivon E J Milder, Hans A M van Oers, Johannes Brug
BACKGROUND: In 2006, the Dutch government initiated Hello World, an email-based program promoting healthy lifestyles among pregnant women through quizzes with pregnancy-related questions. In 2008, an updated version was released.The present study aimed to (1) examine the reach of Hello World and the representativeness of its users for all pregnant women in the Netherlands, (2) explore the relationship between program engagement and lifestyle characteristics, and (3) explore the relationship between the program content participants accessed (content on smoking, physical activity, and nutrition) and their lifestyle characteristics...
2012: BMC Research Notes
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December 2011: Johns Hopkins Medical Letter Health After 50
Simon Le Hello, Rene S Hendriksen, Benoît Doublet, Ian Fisher, Eva Møller Nielsen, Jean M Whichard, Brahim Bouchrif, Kayode Fashae, Sophie A Granier, Nathalie Jourdan-Da Silva, Axel Cloeckaert, E John Threlfall, Frederick J Angulo, Frank M Aarestrup, John Wain, François-Xavier Weill
National Salmonella surveillance systems from France, England and Wales, Denmark, and the United States identified the recent emergence of multidrug-resistant isolates of Salmonella enterica serotype Kentucky displaying high-level resistance to ciprofloxacin. A total of 489 human cases were identified during the period from 2002 (3 cases) to 2008 (174 cases). These isolates belonged to a single clone defined by the multilocus sequence type ST198, the XbaI-pulsed-field gel electrophoresis cluster X1, and the presence of the Salmonella genomic island 1 variant SGI1-K...
September 1, 2011: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Susan Birk
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September 2010: Healthcare Executive
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