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Volume 19 Supplement 3

10th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Global Disease Detection program

Research

Publication of this supplement has been funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Joel Montgomery, Sarah Hedges, Alexis Adams and Pekka Nuorti.

  1. Content type: Correspondence

    Since 1979, multiple CDC Kenya programs have supported the development of diagnostic expertise and laboratory capacity in Kenya. In 2004, CDC’s Global Disease Detection (GDD) program within the Division of Glo...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hunsperger, Bonventure Juma, Clayton Onyango, John B. Ochieng, Victor Omballa, Barry S. Fields, M. Kariuki Njenga, Jane Mwangi, Godfrey Bigogo, Richard Omore, Nancy Otieno, Sandra S. Chaves, Peninah Munyua, Daniel Macharia Njau, Jennifer Verani, Sara Lowther…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):477

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  2. Content type: Research

    Antibiotics are essential to treat for many childhood bacterial infections; however inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to antimicrobial resistance. For childhood diarrhea, empiric antibiotic use is recom...

    Authors: Chulwoo Rhee, George Aol, Alice Ouma, Allan Audi, Shadrack Muema, Joshua Auko, Richard Omore, George Odongo, Ryan E. Wiegand, Joel M. Montgomery, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Ciara E. O’Reilly, Godfrey Bigogo and Jennifer R. Verani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):468

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  3. Content type: Correspondence

    More than 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in origin and a transdisciplinary, multi-sectoral One Health approach is a key strategy for their effective prevention and control. In 2004, US Center...

    Authors: Peninah M. Munyua, M. Kariuki Njenga, Eric M. Osoro, Clayton O. Onyango, Austine O. Bitek, Athman Mwatondo, Mathew K. Muturi, Norah Musee, Godfrey Bigogo, Elkanah Otiang, Fredrick Ade, Sara A. Lowther, Robert F. Breiman, John Neatherlin, Joel Montgomery and Marc-Alain Widdowson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):465

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  4. Content type: Research

    We estimated the cost-per-episode and the annual economic burden associated with influenza in Kenya.

    Authors: Gideon O. Emukule, Linus K. Ndegwa, Michael L. Washington, John W. Paget, Jazmin Duque, Sandra S. Chaves, Nancy A. Otieno, Kabura Wamburu, Irene W. Ndigirigi, Philip M. Muthoka, Koos van der Velden and Joshua A. Mott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):471

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  5. Content type: Research

    The etiology of severe pneumonia is frequently not identified by routine disease surveillance in Thailand. Since 2010, the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and US CDC have conducted surveillance to de...

    Authors: Charatdao Bunthi, Henry C. Baggett, Christopher J. Gregory, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Thitipong Yingyong, Wantana Paveenkittiporn, Anusak Kerdsin, Malinee Chittaganpitch, Ruchira Ruangchira-urai, Pasakorn Akarasewi and Kumnuan Ungchusak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):472

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  6. Content type: Research

    Bloodstream infection (BSI) surveillance is essential to characterize the public health threat of bacteremia. We summarize BSI epidemiology in rural Thailand over an eight year period.

    Authors: Julia Rhodes, Possawat Jorakate, Sirirat Makprasert, Ornuma Sangwichian, Anek Kaewpan, Thantapat Akarachotpong, Prasong Srisaengchai, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Supphachoke Khemla, Somkid Yuenprakhon, Wantana Paveenkittiporn, Anusak Kerdsin, Toni Whistler, Henry C. Baggett and Christopher J. Gregory

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):521

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  7. Content type: Correspondence

    The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) underscored the importance of influenza detection and response in China. From 2004, the Chinese National Influenza Center (CNIC) and the United States ...

    Authors: Yuelong Shu, Ying Song, Dayan Wang, Carolyn M. Greene, Ann Moen, C. K. Lee, Yongkun Chen, Xiyan Xu, Jeffrey McFarland, Li Xin, Joseph Bresee, Suizan Zhou, Tao Chen, Ran Zhang and Nancy Cox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):520

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  8. Content type: Research

    Strong laboratory capacity is essential for detecting and responding to emerging and re-emerging global health threats. We conducted a quantitative laboratory assessment during 2014–2015 in two resource-limite...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Fang Ma, Jeanette J. Rainey, Xin Liu, John Klena, Xiaoyu Liu, Biao Kan, Meiying Yan, Dingming Wang, Yan Zhou, Guangpeng Tang, Mingliu Wang and Chihong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):467

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  9. Content type: Research

    Following the SARS outbreak, the World Health Organization revised the International Health Regulations to include risk communication as one of the core capacity areas. In 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Co...

    Authors: Melinda Frost, Richun Li, Ronald Moolenaar, Qun’an Mao and Ruiqian Xie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):475

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  10. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic overuse is the most important modifiable factor contributing to antibiotic resistance. We conducted an educational campaign in Minya, Egypt targeting prescribers and the public through communication...

    Authors: Amr Kandeel, Danielle L. Palms, Salma Afifi, Yasser Kandeel, Ahmed Etman, Lauri A. Hicks and Maha Talaat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):498

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  11. Content type: Research

    We describe the epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of culture-confirmed Shigella infections in facility-based surveillance sites in Guatemala. Current studies using quantitative molecular diag...

    Authors: Sonia Hegde, Stephen R. Benoit, Wences Arvelo, Kim Lindblade, Beatriz López, John P. McCracken, Chris Bernart, Aleida Roldan and Joe P. Bryan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):474

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  12. Content type: Research

    Influenza is a major cause of respiratory illness resulting in 3–5 million severe cases and 291,243-645,832 deaths annually. Substantial health and financial burden may be averted by annual influenza vaccine a...

    Authors: Trong Ao, John P. McCracken, Maria Rene Lopez, Chris Bernart, Rafael Chacon, Fabiola Moscoso, Antonio Paredes, Leticia Castillo, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Wences Arvelo, Kim A. Lindblade, Leonard F. Peruski and Joe P. Bryan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):463

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  13. Content type: Correspondence

    We review the current state of quality assurance in laboratories of the five Central Asia Republics (CARs), focusing on laboratory equipment, and compare quality assurance approaches with CLSI standards. The l...

    Authors: Riza Ikranbegiin, George Schmid, David Hoos, Andrew Young, Phyllis Della-Latta, Paul Spearman, Artur Ramos, Bereket Alemayehu, Begaiym Achmetova, Gulzhan Nauryzova and Adilya Albetkova

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):476

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  14. Content type: Research

    The country of Georgia has a high burden of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and prisoners are disproportionately affected. During 2013, a novel program offering no cost screening and treatment of HC...

    Authors: Aaron M. Harris, Otar Chokoshvili, Joshua Biddle, Kostantine Turashvili, Maia Japaridze, Irma Burjanadze, Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Lali Sharvadze, Marine Karchava, Archil Talakvadze, Ketevan Chakhnashvili, Tamta Demurishvili, Paata Sabelashvili, Monique Foster, Liesl Hagan, Maia Butsashvili…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):466

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  15. Content type: Research

    The country of Georgia launched the world’s first Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Elimination Program in 2015 and set a 90% prevalence reduction goal for 2020. We conducted a nationally representative HCV seroprevalen...

    Authors: Liesl M. Hagan, Ana Kasradze, Stephanie J. Salyer, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Maia Alkhazashvili, Gvantsa Chanturia, Nazibrola Chitadze, Roena Sukhiashvili, Marina Shakhnazarova, Steven Russell, Curtis Blanton, Giorgi Kuchukhidze, Davit Baliashvili, Susan Hariri, Stephen Ko, Paata Imnadze…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):480

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  16. Content type: Research

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular diseases, are a substantial cause of mortality in the country of Georgia, accounting for approximately 93% of all deaths (standardized mortality rate 630...

    Authors: Steven Russell, Lela Sturua, Chaoyang Li, Juliette Morgan, Marina Topuridze, Curtis Blanton, Liesl Hagan and Stephanie J. Salyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):479

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  17. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis-E Virus (HEV) infection is endemic in Punjab, India. On 4th April 2013, public officials of Labour Colony, Amritsar reported > 20 jaundice cases occurring within several days.

    Authors: Tripurari Kumar, Aakash Shrivastava, Deepak Bhatia, Yash Mitra, Anil Kumar, Sharmeen Hussain, Lakhbir Singh Chauhan, Kayla F. Laserson, Jai Prakash Narain, Rajesh Kumar and Averhoff Francisco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):464

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  18. Content type: Research

    Cutaneous anthrax in humans is associated with exposure to infected animals or animal products and has a case fatality rate of up to 20% if untreated. During May to June 2015, an outbreak of cutaneous anthrax ...

    Authors: Priyakanta Nayak, Samir V. Sodha, Kayla F. Laserson, Arun K. Padhi, Basanta K. Swain, Shaikh S. Hossain, Aakash Shrivastava, Pradeep Khasnobis, Srinivas R. Venkatesh, Bikash Patnaik and Kailash C. Dash

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):470

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  19. Content type: Research

    In 2007, South Africa (SA) launched a field epidemiology training program (SAFETP) to enhance its capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats through training in field epidemiology. The S...

    Authors: Carl Reddy, Lazarus Kuonza, Hetani Ngobeni, Natalie T. Mayet, Timothy J. Doyle and Seymour Williams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19(Suppl 3):469

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