Surveillance of febrile patients in a district and evaluation of their spatiotemporal associations: a pilot study
- Q Fever Epidemic among Employees in a Factory in the Suburb of Zadar, Croatia. Medić, Alan; Dželalija, Boris; Polić, Volga Punda; Margan, Ira Gjenero; Turković, Branko; Gilić, Vlasta // Croatian Medical Journal;2005, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p315
Examines the role of wind in the spread of Q fever from the source of infection to the factory in Zadar, Croatia where there was an outbreak of Q fever among the employees. Etiology and symptoms of Q fever; Methodology of the study; Discussions of the results of the study.
- Power rationing blamed for outbreak of contagious diseases in North Korea. // East-Asia-Intel Reports;1/24/2007, p6
The article reports on the outbreak of contagious diseases in North Korea. Four infectious diseases, such as scarlet fever, typhoid, typhus and paratyphoid, have stricken across the country, putting Pyongyang and other region on alert. Authorities have been hamstrung by dilapidated facilities...
- OUTBREAK NEWS. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;11/14/2003, Vol. 78 Issue 46, p397
Report on the outbreak of infectious diseases around the world. Case of dengue and haemorrhagic fever in Delhi, India and surrounding areas; Intensification of the vector control measures; Cases of acute haemorrhagic fever syndrome in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Assessment of the...
- inÂ·fluÂ·enÂ·za. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p181
The entry provides information on influenza. It is a contagious disease caused by a virus that is characterized by fever, inflammation of the airways, and muscle pain. It commonly occurs in epidemics, one of which killed 20 million people between 1917 and 1919. INSET: influenza.
- Blood banks call for calm over virus scare. Knight, Jonathan // Nature;9/12/2002, Vol. 419 Issue 6903, p102
Focuses on speculations that the West Nile virus epidemic across the U.S. is being transmitted through organ transplants and blood transfusions. Transmission of the diseases; Number of people who have died from the disease.
- WORLD OUTBREAK INFORMATION. // Independent Nurse;5/5/2008, p10
The article offers news briefs related to outbreaks worldwide. There are some 377 cases of cholera that have been identified in the last two months in Vietnam. Health officials in Bulgaria reported six probable cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Blagoevgrad. In April 2008, rabies was...
- Chikungunya Fever Diagnosed Among International Travelers -- United States, 2005-2006. Warner, E.; Garcia-Diaz, J.; Balsamo, G.; Shranatan, S.; Bergmann, A.; Blauwet, L.; Sohail, M.; Baddour, L.; Reed, C.; Baggett, H.; Campbell, G.; Smith, T.; Powers, A.; Hayes, N.; Noga, A.; Lehman, J. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/29/2006, Vol. 55 Issue 38, p1040
The article reports on the diagnosis of international travelers who have Chikungunya fever in the U.S. in the period 2005-2006. The disease is caused by an alphavirus common in Africa and Asia. It can be transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The epidemic cycle of the...
- Outbreak of Chikungunya on Reunion Island: Early Clinical and Laboratory Features in 157 Adult Patients. Borgherini, Gianandrea; Poubeau, Patrice; Staikowsky, Frederik; Lory, Manuella; Le Moullec, Nathalie; Becquart, Jean Philippe; Wengling, Catherine; Michault, Alain; Paganin, Fabrice // Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2007, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p1401
Background. Chikungunya is a reemerging disease. In 2005-2006, a severe outbreak occurred on Reunion Island in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean. Other islands in this area were affected during the same period. Methods. Adult patients with acute chikungunya (defined as onset of fever ...
- Dengue 3 Epidemic, Havana, 2001. Peláez, Otto; Guzmán, Maria G.; Kourí, Gustavo; Pérez, Raúl; San Martín, José L.; Vázquez, Susana; Rosario, Delfina; Mora, Regla; Quintana, Ibrahim; Bisset, Juan; Cancio, Reynel; Masa, Ana M.; Castro, Osvaldo; González, Daniel; Avila, Luis C.; Rodr´guez, Rosmari; Alvarez, Mayling; Pelegrino, Jose L.; Bernardo, Lídice; Prado, Irina // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Apr2004, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p719
In June 2001, dengue transmission was detected in Havana, Cuba; 12,889 cases were reported. Dengue 3, the etiologic agent of the epidemic, caused the dengue hemorrhagic fever only in adults, with 78 cases and 3 deaths. After intensive vector control efforts, no new cases have been detected.