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Infectious disease epidemiology

Section edited by Giovanni Rezza

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Understanding transmission dynamics of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus in various exposure settings and determining whether transmissibility differed from seasonal influenza viruses was a priority for de...

    Authors: Rachel Savage, Michael Whelan, Ian Johnson, Elizabeth Rea, Marie LaFreniere, Laura C Rosella, Freda Lam, Tina Badiani, Anne-Luise Winter, Deborah J Carr, Crystal Frenette, Maureen Horn, Kathleen Dooling, Monali Varia, Anne-Marie Holt, Vidya Sunil…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:234

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  2. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the feasibility of collecting urine samples for testing on genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a population-based survey, and prevalence of this infection among young people aged 18-25 in Croat...

    Authors: Ivana Božičević, Ivana Grgić, Snježana Židovec-Lepej, Jurja-Ivana Čakalo, Sanja Belak-Kovačević, Aleksandar Štulhofer and Josip Begovac

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:230

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Flu vaccination significantly reduces the risk of serious complications like hospitalization and death among community-dwelling older people, therefore vaccination programmes targeting this population group re...

    Authors: Carlos Chiatti, Pamela Barbadoro, Giovanni Lamura, Lucia Pennacchietti, Francesco Di Stanislao, Marcello M D'Errico and Emilia Prospero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:207

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  4. Content type: Correspondence

    Health officials face particular challenges in communicating with the public about emerging infectious diseases of unknown severity such as the 2009 H1N1(swine 'flu) pandemic (pH1N1). Statements intended to cr...

    Authors: Andrea S Fogarty, Kate Holland, Michelle Imison, R Warwick Blood, Simon Chapman and Simon Holding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:181

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Infection with Mycobacterium bovis (Mb) predominantly causes cervical TB lymphadenitis (TBL). Raw milk is considered the main source of Mb infection and raw milk is a major food source for Afar pastoralists. The ...

    Authors: Mengistu Legesse, Gobena Ameni, Gezahegne Mamo, Girmay Medhin, Gunnar Bjune and Fekadu Abebe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:157

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Recommendations about precautionary behaviors are a key part of public health responses to infectious disease threats such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Individuals' interpretation of recommendations, willingness...

    Authors: Marc T Kiviniemi, Pavani K Ram, Lynn T Kozlowski and Kaitlin M Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:152

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Patients with tuberculosis require retreatment if they fail or default from initial treatment or if they relapse following initial treatment success. Outcomes among patients receiving a standard World Health O...

    Authors: Kelly E Dooley, Ouafae Lahlou, Iraqi Ghali, Janine Knudsen, My Driss Elmessaoudi, Imad Cherkaoui and Rajae El Aouad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:140

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared an A(H1N1) influenza pandemic. In October 2009, the largest vaccination campaign in Canadian history began. The aim of this study was to document paediatric...

    Authors: Eve Dubé, Fannie Defay, Vladimir Gilca, Julie A Bettinger, Chantal Sauvageau, France Lavoie, François D Boucher, Shelly McNeil, Ian Gemmill and Nicole Boulianne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:128

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Adherence is a necessary part of successful antiretroviral treatment (ART). We assessed risk factors for incomplete adherence among a cohort of HIV-infected women initiating ART and examined associations betwe...

    Authors: Ziad El-Khatib, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Ashraf Coovadia, Elaine J Abrams, Max Petzold, David Katzenstein, Lynn Morris and Louise Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:88

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  10. Content type: Debate

    More than a year after an influenza pandemic was declared in June 2009, the World Health Organization declared the pandemic to be over. Evaluations of the pandemic response are beginning to appear in the publi...

    Authors: Heath A Kelly, Patricia C Priest, Geoffry N Mercer and Gary K Dowse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:78

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) are a major cause of hospitalisation in young children. Many factors can lead to increased risk of ALRI in children and predispose a child to hospitalisation, but popu...

    Authors: Hannah C Moore, Nicholas de Klerk, Peter Richmond and Deborah Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:757

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