Affiliation: University of Guelph
Varga C, Pearl D, McEwen S, Sargeant J, Pollari F, Guerin M. Area-level global and local clustering of human Salmonella Enteritidis infection rates in the city of Toronto, Canada, 2007-2009. BMC Infect Dis. 2015;15:359 pubmed publisher
..Enteritidis infection rates. Our study methodology could be applied to other foodborne disease surveillance data. ..
Varga C, Pearl D, McEwen S, Sargeant J, Pollari F, Guerin M. Spatial-temporal epidemiology of human Salmonella Enteritidis infections with major phage types (PTs 1, 4, 5b, 8, 13, and 13a) in Ontario, Canada, 2008-2009. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:1247 pubmed publisher
..Our study methodology could be applied to other foodborne disease surveillance data to detect retrospective high disease rate clusters, which could aid public health authorities in developing effective prevention and control programs. ..
Varga C, Middleton D, Walton R, Savage R, Tighe M, Allen V, et al
. Evaluating risk factors for endemic human Salmonella Enteritidis infections with different phage types in Ontario, Canada using multinomial logistic regression and a case-case study approach. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:866 pubmed publisher
..Our research objective was to identify risk factors for acquiring SE infections with various phage types (PT) in Ontario, Canada. We hypothesized that certain PTs (e.g., PT8 and PT13a) have specific risk factors for infection...
Varga C, Pearl D, McEwen S, Sargeant J, Pollari F, Guerin M. Incidence, distribution, seasonality, and demographic risk factors of Salmonella Enteritidis human infections in Ontario, Canada, 2007-2009. BMC Infect Dis. 2013;13:212 pubmed publisher
..Enteritidis) human infections. Our study objectives were to evaluate the epidemiology of S. Enteritidis infections in Ontario using surveillance data from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009...