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During 2000-2014, public health officials from 35 U.S. states and Guam reported 140 untreated recreational water-associated outbreaks. These outbreaks resulted in at least 4958 cases of disease and 2 deaths. Among the 95 outbreaks with a confirmed infectious aetiology, enteric pathogens caused 80...

Author(s)
Graciaa, D. S.; Cope, J. R.; Roberts, V. A.; Cikesh, B. L.; Kahler, A. M.; Vigar, M.; Hilborn, E. D.; Wade, T. J.; Backer, L. C.; Montgomery, S. P.; Secor, W. E.; Hill, V. R.; Beach, M. J.; Fullerton, K. E.; Yoder, J. S.; Hlavsa, M. C.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2018, 67, 25, pp 701-706
Abstract

Indigenous small cyprinid fish species play an important role in Great Lakes ecosystems and also comprise the backbone of a multimillion-dollar baitfish industry. Due to their widespread use in sport fisheries of the Laurentian Great Lakes, there are increasing concerns that baitfish may introduce...

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Boonthai, T.; Loch, T. P.; Zhang QingLi; Deuren, M. G. van; Faisal, M.; Whelan, G. E.; Herbst, S. J.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 2018, 30, 4, pp 253-263
Abstract

Feral swine (wild hogs) are one of the most widely distributed free-ranging mammals in the world. In the United States, feral swine serve as game animals for the sport of hunting in some areas, while they are nuisance species at other locations. Increasing feral swine populations creates negative...

Author(s)
Centner, T. J.; Shuman, R. M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Ambio, 2015, 44, 2, pp 121-130
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This paper presents the findings of an investigation conducted by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in Arizona following notification on 7 February 2014 of multiple wrestlers who reported skin lesions 2 weeks after participating in a wrestling tournament in a particular school. The...

Author(s)
Williams, C.; Wells, J.; Klein, R.; Sylvester, T.; Sunenshine, R.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2015, 64, 20, pp 559-560
Abstract

Background: Large events or mass gatherings (MGs) are known to amplify the risk of infectious diseases, many of which can be prevented by vaccination. In this review we have evaluated the burden of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in MGs. Methods: Major databases like PubMed and Embase, Google...

Author(s)
Alqahtani, A. S.; Alfelali, M.; Arbon, P.; Booy, R.; Rashid, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2015, 33, 48, pp 6552-6563
Abstract

Every year, more than 10 million pilgrims arrive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Hajj or Umrah. Crowding conditions lead to high rates of respiratory infections among the pilgrims, representing a significant cause of morbidity and a major cause of hospitalization. Pre- and post-Hajj nasal...

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Memish, Z. A.; Assiri, A.; Turkestani, A.; Yezli, S.; Al-Masri, M.; Charrel, R.; Drali, T.; Gaudart, J.; Edouard, S.; Parola, P.; Gautret, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2015, 21, 6, pp 571.e1-571.e8
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Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Brownstein, J. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Barnett, E.; Schwartz, E.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Castelli, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Freedman, D. O.; Cheng, A. C.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 7, pp 1049-1057
Abstract

The Great Lakes strain of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus IVb (VHSV-IVb) is capable of infecting a wide number of naive species and has been associated with large fish kills in the Midwestern United States since its discovery in 2005. The yellow perch, Perca flavescens (Mitchill), a freshwater ...

Author(s)
Olson, W.; Emmenegger, E.; Glenn, J.; Winton, J.; Goetz, F.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Fish Diseases, 2013, 36, 8, pp 711-719
Abstract

On 25 January 2007, an Indian Health Service (IHS) unit notified the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) of five syphilis cases that had occurred in members of a Southwest Indian Nation during the previous 6 months. By mid-April, three more cases had been identified. On 18 April 2007, the...

Author(s)
Johnson, M.; Urquidi, A.; Lozano, R.; Norton, J.; Andrews, C.; Lorentine, A.; Fallon, A.; Ziegler, P.; Hobbs, D.; Brown, G.; Kenney, K.; Tulloch, S.; Ravello, L. de; Peterman, T.; Taylor, M.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2010, 59, 6, pp 158-161
Abstract

Problem/Condition: Since 1971, CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists have collaboratively maintained the Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance System for collecting and reporting data related to waterborne-disease outbreaks...

Author(s)
Yoder, J. S.; Hlavsa, M. C.; Craun, G. F.; Hill, V.; Roberts, V.; Yu, P. A.; Hicks, L. A.; Alexander, N. T.; Calderon, R. L.; Roy, S. L.; Beach, M. J.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2008, 57, SS-9, pp 1-38

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