Measles, again - and its implications for occupational health
- Epidemiology of measles in Southwest Nigeria: an analysis of measles case-based surveillance data from 2007 to 2012. Fatiregun, Akinola A.; Adebowale, Ayodeji S.; Fagbamigbe, Adeniyi F. // Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene;Mar2014, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p133
Background In Nigeria, a system of measles case-based surveillance with laboratory confirmation of suspected cases was introduced in 2005 as one of the strategies for the control of measles morbidity and mortality. In this report, we provide an epidemiological distribution of confirmed cases of...
- Heat-Related Mortality in India: Excess All-Cause Mortality Associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad Heat Wave. Azhar, Gulrez Shah; Mavalankar, Dileep; Nori-Sarma, Amruta; Rajiva, Ajit; Dutta, Priya; Jaiswal, Anjali; Sheffield, Perry; Knowlton, Kim; Hess, Jeremy J. // PLoS ONE;Mar2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p1
Introduction: In the recent past, spells of extreme heat associated with appreciable mortality have been documented in developed countries, including North America and Europe. However, far fewer research reports are available from developing countries or specific cities in South Asia. In May...
- Better care needed for workers facing infection risk. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;May2006, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p12
Highlights the results of a report on the care that should be given to workers who have potentially been exposed to blood-borne infections, conducted by a special working group set up in Scotland. Recommendations given by the group; Reaction of the Scottish Executive to the group's report.
- POINT/COUNTER. // Infectious Disease News;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p11
The article presents contradicting views on the global measles elimination goal.
- Work stress and the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease events: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JIAN LI; MIN ZHANG; LOERBROKS, ADRIAN; ANGERER, PETER; SIEGRIST, JOHANNES; Li, Jian; Zhang, Min // International Journal of Occupational Medicine & Environmental H;2015, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p8
Though much evidence indicates that work stress increases the risk of incident of coronary heart disease (CHD), little is known about the role of work stress in the development of recurrent CHD events. The objective of this study was to review and synthesize the existing epidemiological evidence...
- Large Outbreak of Measles in a Community with High Vaccination Coverage: Implications for the Vaccination Schedule. Domínguez, Angela; Torner, Nuria; Barrabeig, Irene; Rovira, Ariadna; Rius, Cristina; Cayla, Joan; Plasencia, Elsa; Minguell, Sofia; Sala, M. Rosa; Martínez, Ana; Costa, Josep; Mosquera, Mar; Cabezas, Carmen // Clinical Infectious Diseases;11/1/2008, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p1143
Background. Attempts to eliminate measles from a country or region may be disrupted by an imported case that affects indigenous persons. The objective of this study was to analyze epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a measles outbreak in Catalonia, Spain, in 2006. Methods. Data on...
- THE EPIDEMIOLOGIC RATIONALE FOR THE FAILURE TO ERADICATE MEASLES IN THE UNITED STATES. Conrad, J.L.; Wallace, Robert; Witte, John J. // American Journal of Public Health;Nov1971, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p2304
Predictions that measles would be eradicated through vaccination have not been fulfilled. The reasons for this failure are analyzed in this paper, and the possibilities for successful action against measles are outlined.
- Controlling Co-Epidemics: Analysis of HIV and Tuberculosis Infection Dynamics. Long, Elisa F.; Vaidya, Naveen K.; Brandeau, Margaret L. // Operations Research;Nov2008, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p1366
A co-epidemic arises when the spread of one infectious disease stimulates the spread of another infectious disease. Recently, this has happened with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). We develop two variants of a coepidemic model of two diseases. We calculate the basic...
- Will there be an epidemic of HIV-related chronic kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa? Too soon to tell. Wools-Kaloustian, Kara K.; Gupta, Samir K. // Kidney International;Oct2008, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p845
Most of what we know about HIV-related kidney disease comes from developed settings. However, the greatest population at risk resides in resource-limited areas where monitoring and treatment for kidney dysfunction are outside the scope of medical practice. More epidemiologic and prevention...