Sentinel Surveillance 868 articles
Building on the success of the Expanded Programme on Immunization: enhancing the focus on disease prevention and control.
The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) has succeeded in establishing a vaccine delivery system in all low and middle income (LMI) countries. Because EPI has focused on immunization delivery, its major outcome is measured in many countries only as vaccine coverage, not as diseas...
Update on the telavancin activity tested against European staphylococcal clinical isolates (2009-2010).
This study evaluated telavancin activity against 3868 Staphylococcus aureus and 1003 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) collected from 33 European hospitals (2009-2010). Studies of telavancin potency included analysis of strains with decreased susceptibility to glycopeptides. Telavancin (MIC(50/...
Surveillance of multidrug resistant organisms in tertiary care hospital in Delhi, India.
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of... 58 Suppl:32 (2010) PMID 21563611Surveillance of multi drug resistant organisms in a health care setting is a necessity to have optimum treatment out come and less of treatment failures. Once any health care setting gets colonized with multi drug resistant organisms, it is very difficult to decontaminate the environment. On review o...
Ineffectiveness of surveillance to control community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a professional football team.
Despite the success of surveillance nasal screening in controlling MRSA outbreaks in hospital settings, this strategy is ineffective in athletic populations....
Avian influenza: the Canadian experience.
Reports of sporadic avian influenza outbreaks involving domestic poultry date back to the 1960s. With the exception of A/turkey/Ontario/7732/1966 (H5N9), which was isolated from a turkey breeding establishment, all viruses characterised prior to 2004 fit the criteria of low pathogenic avian influenz...
Non-susceptibility trends among staphylococci from bacteraemias in the UK and Ireland, 2001-06.
Multiresistant staphylococci remain abundant in the UK and Ireland but many new antimicrobials are becoming available and these may prove effective alternatives to glycopeptides....
Rabies in small animals.
Rabies in small animals has been dramatically reduced in the United States since the introduction of rabies vaccination of domestic animals in the 1940s. As a consequence, the number of human rabies cases has declined to only a couple per year. During the past several years, the dog rabies variant h...
Laboratory epidemiologist: skilled partner in field epidemiology and disease surveillance in Kenya.
Although for over 20 years the Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) have provided a model for building epidemiology capacity in Ministries of Health worldwide, the model does not address laboratory training and its integration with epidemiology. To overcome this, Kenya added a laboratory man...
Sentinel event alert: preventing pediatric medication errors.
Integrated Diseases Surveillance Project (IDSP) through a consultant's lens.
India has long experienced one of the highest burdens of infectious diseases in the world, fueled by factors including a large population, high poverty levels, poor sanitation, and problems with access to health care and preventive services. It has traditionally been difficult to monitor disease bur...