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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
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We investigated a large summertime outbreak of acute respiratory illness during May-September 1998 in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Canada. Surveillance for acute respiratory illness (ARI), influenza-like illness (ILI), and pneumonia conducted at 31 hospital, clinic, and cruise ship infirmary...

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Uyeki, T. M.; Zane, S. B.; Bodnar, U. R.; Fielding, K. L.; Buxton, J. A.; Miller, J. M.; Beller, M.; Butler, J. C.; Fukuda, K.; Maloney, S. A.; Cetron, M. S.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 36, 9, pp 1095-1102
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Large numbers of transients visit big cities, where they come into contact with many people at crowded areas. However, epidemiological studies have not paid much attention to the role of this subpopulation in disease spread. We evaluate the effect of transients on epidemics by extending a synthetic ...

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Parikh, N.; Youssef, M.; Swarup, S.; Eubank, S.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1, pp 03152
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Background: Algal blooms of Karenia brevis, a harmful marine algae, occur almost annually off the west coast of Florida. At high concentrations, K. brevis blooms can cause harm through the release of potent toxins, known as brevetoxins, to the atmosphere. Epidemiologic studies suggest that...

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Hoagland, P.; Jin, D.; Polansky, L. Y.; Kirkpatrick, B.; Kirkpatrick, G.; Fleming, L. E.; Reich, A.; Watkins, S. M.; Ullmann, S. G.; Backer, L. C.
Publisher
Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, USA
Citation
Environmental Health Perspectives, 2009, 117, 8, pp 1239-1243

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