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Objective: Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EID/REID) involve large populations at risk and thus they might lead to rapidly increasing cases or case fatality rates. Living in this global village, cross-country or cross-continent spread has occurred more frequently in recent decades... Read more

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Irregularly shaped spatial disease clusters occur commonly in epidemiological studies, but their geographic delineation is poorly defined. Most current spatial scan software usually displays only one of the many possible cluster solutions with different shapes, from the most compact round... Read more

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The first prototype syndromic surveillance in Japan was used during the G8 summit meeting in 2000 with two local prefectures involved. The second trial syndromic surveillance and the first internet-based surveillance used in 2002 for the Japan-Korea 2002 World Cup soccer games. Since 2002,... Read more

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A laboratory biosafety program (LBP) is essential to ensure the health and safety of laboratory staff and the general public from hazardous materials and infectious agents. In the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets federal standards governing LBPs that enforce best... Read more

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In 2012, an outbreak of Mycobacterium chelonae infections in tattoo recipients in Rochester, NY was found to be associated with premixed tattoo ink contaminated before distribution.1 In May 2012, a case of M. chelonae was reported in a New York City (NYC) resident who received a tattoo with ink... Read more

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In 2017, the dialysis centre of East Reunion Hospital Group (ERHG) based in Saint-Benoit highlighted an increase in bacteraemia's rates. It was a significant rising compared to previous years. Indeed, ERHG is participating since 2013 to the France haemodialysis infections network surveillance (... Read more

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Live poultry markets (LPMs) continue to operate in many Asian countries. Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses are often endemic in the poultry, and LPM presents the opportunity for human-poultry interactions and potential human infections with avian influenza viruses.

As a series... Read more

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In human and animal health, conventional approaches to preventing and controlling GI have not reduced the overall disease burden. In order to understand and mitigate shared GI aetiologies between humans and animals it is necessary to develop One Health Surveillance approaches that integrate data... Read more

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While HCV infections are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States, deaths due to HCV may not be detected well in Utah’s surveillance system. New interferon-free drugs for HCV can result in virologic cure with limited side effects, but treatment is expensive. It... Read more

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GAS pharyngitis affects hundreds of millions of individuals globally each year, and over 12 million seek care in the United States annually for sore throat. Clinicians cannot differentiate GAS from other causes of acute pharyngitis based on the oropharynx exam, so consensus guidelines recommend... Read more

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