Helena C Maltezou

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescription practices for common infections and knowledge about antibiotic costs by private-practice pediatricians in Greece
    H C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Minerva Pediatr 66:209-16. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Ηepatitis A and enteric fever in Greece, 2004-2011: a cross-sectional analysis
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 12:143-8. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial pertussis in neonatal units
    H C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    J Hosp Infect 85:243-8. 2013
  4. pmc Diagnostic issues and capabilities in 48 isolation facilities in 16 European countries: data from EuroNHID surveys
    Simon Djamel Thiberville
    UMR 190, Emergence of Viral Pathologies, Aix Marseille Univ IRD EHESP French School of Public Health, Marseille, France
    BMC Res Notes 5:527. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Measles in health-care settings
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease, Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 41:661-3. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Paediatric malaria in Greece in the era of global population mobility
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:178-80. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Acceptance of a post-partum influenza vaccination (cocooning) strategy for neonates in Greece
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Vaccine 30:5871-4. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Attitudes toward mandatory occupational vaccinations and vaccination coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases of health care workers in primary health care centers
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 41:66-70. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Post‒cataract surgery endophthalmitis outbreak caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 40:75-7. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Consecutive Serratia marcescens multiclone outbreaks in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 40:637-42. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescription practices for common infections and knowledge about antibiotic costs by private-practice pediatricians in Greece
    H C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Minerva Pediatr 66:209-16. 2014
    ..We investigated the antibiotic prescription practices by private-practice paediatricians, using the 2007 national guidelines for antibiotic use as the gold standard...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ηepatitis A and enteric fever in Greece, 2004-2011: a cross-sectional analysis
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 12:143-8. 2014
    ..In Greece the number of international travellers has increased significantly the past decade...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial pertussis in neonatal units
    H C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    J Hosp Infect 85:243-8. 2013
    ..Recommendations for a booster vaccination for HCWs are in place in several countries; however, the need of HCWs for lifelong immunity against pertussis cannot be fulfilled by the current vaccine. ..
  4. pmc Diagnostic issues and capabilities in 48 isolation facilities in 16 European countries: data from EuroNHID surveys
    Simon Djamel Thiberville
    UMR 190, Emergence of Viral Pathologies, Aix Marseille Univ IRD EHESP French School of Public Health, Marseille, France
    BMC Res Notes 5:527. 2012
    ..The sampling, handling and transport of specimens from patients with HIDs present specific bio-safety concerns...
  5. doi request reprint Measles in health-care settings
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease, Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 41:661-3. 2013
    ..Eliminating measles by 2010 has not been accomplished. Stronger recommendations and higher vaccination coverage against measles in health-care workers could contribute to eliminate measles in the general population. ..
  6. doi request reprint Paediatric malaria in Greece in the era of global population mobility
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:178-80. 2013
    ..A considerable epidemiological shift of paediatric malaria occurred in Greece during the past decade, which is attributed almost exclusively to the increase of immigrants and travellers VFRs...
  7. doi request reprint Acceptance of a post-partum influenza vaccination (cocooning) strategy for neonates in Greece
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Vaccine 30:5871-4. 2012
    ..Among parents, the statement "I do not want to receive the vaccine" was the prevalent reason for declining influenza vaccination, followed by the misconception "I am not at risk for contacting influenza" (41.1% and 38.2%, respectively)...
  8. doi request reprint Attitudes toward mandatory occupational vaccinations and vaccination coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases of health care workers in primary health care centers
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 41:66-70. 2013
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  9. doi request reprint Post‒cataract surgery endophthalmitis outbreak caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 40:75-7. 2012
    ..Pulse-field gel electrophoresis in eye isolates found 95% genetic similarity; however, extensive environmental and carriage investigation revealed no source of infection...
  10. ncbi request reprint Consecutive Serratia marcescens multiclone outbreaks in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 40:637-42. 2012
    ..This report describes 3 consecutive outbreaks caused by genetically unrelated Serratia marcescens clones that occurred in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over a 35-month period...
  11. doi request reprint Infection control practices in facilities for highly infectious diseases across Europe
    H C Maltezou
    Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    J Hosp Infect 81:184-91. 2012
    ..The management of patients with highly infectious diseases (HIDs) is a challenge for healthcare provision requiring a high level of care without compromising the safety of other patients and healthcare workers...
  12. doi request reprint Paediatric international travellers from Greece: characteristics and pre-travel recommendations
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 10:135-9. 2012
    ..Communication strategies to access paediatric travellers should be developed in order to improve travel medicine services for children in Greece...
  13. pmc Infection control management of patients with suspected highly infectious diseases in emergency departments: data from a survey in 41 facilities in 14 European countries
    Francesco M Fusco
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases L Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 12:27. 2012
    ..g. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and SARS) are fundamental for avoiding nosocomial outbreaks...
  14. doi request reprint Attitudes regarding occupational vaccines and vaccination coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases among healthcare workers working in pediatric departments in Greece
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:623-5. 2012
    ..6% and 61.8% for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and tetanus-diphtheria, respectively. Mandatory vaccinations were supported by 70.6% of healthcare workers, with considerable differences by target disease...
  15. doi request reprint Safety and pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir for prophylaxis of neonates exposed to influenza H1N1
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:527-9. 2012
    ..Age and gender were found to significantly affect oseltamivir clearance...
  16. doi request reprint Vaccination policies for health-care workers in acute health-care facilities in Europe
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece
    Vaccine 29:9557-62. 2011
    ..Re-evaluation of occupational vaccine policies for HCWs in Europe on a consensus basis is imperative in order to promote HCW and patient safety...
  17. doi request reprint Attitudes towards mandatory vaccination and vaccination coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases among health-care workers in tertiary-care hospitals
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens, Greece
    J Infect 64:319-24. 2012
    ..To assess the attitudes about mandatory vaccination and vaccination coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases among health-care workers (HCWs) working in tertiary-care hospitals in Greece...
  18. pmc Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: epidemiological trends and controversies in treatment
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens, 15123 Greece
    BMC Med 9:131. 2011
    ..Given the dynamics of CCHF emergence in the past decade, development of new anti-viral drugs and a vaccine is urgently needed to treat and prevent this acute, life-threatening disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Seroepidemiological study of pandemic influenza H1N1 following the 2009-2010 wave in Greece
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases, Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece
    Vaccine 29:6664-9. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Vaccination of health-care workers against influenza: our obligation to protect patients
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 5:382-8. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Determinants of intention to get vaccinated against novel (pandemic) influenza A H1N1 among health-care workers in a nationwide survey
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, 15123 Athens, Greece
    J Infect 61:252-8. 2010
    ..New strategies should be explored to built safety perception towards influenza vaccines and enhance vaccination rates among HCWs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: risk for emergence of new endemic foci in Europe?
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 8:139-43. 2010
    ..There are models which show probability of CCHF extending to other countries around the Mediterranean basin suggesting that the vector, veterinarian, and human surveillance should be enhanced...
  23. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Europe: current situation calls for preparedness
    H C Maltezou
    Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Euro Surveill 15:19504. 2010
    ..Furthermore, areas at risk for further CCHF expansion should be identified and human, vector and animal surveillance be strengthened...
  24. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis: advances in treatment
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov 3:192-8. 2008
    ..Combination regimens should be further investigated in large trials. The costs of antileishmanial agents should be minimized in poor endemic areas where there are needed most...
  25. doi request reprint Outbreak of infections due to KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a hospital in Crete (Greece)
    H C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    J Infect 58:213-9. 2009
    ..Our efforts should focus on rational use of available antibiotics, enhancement of infection control measures, and implementation of active antibiotic resistance surveillance...
  26. doi request reprint Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreak among healthcare workers in a long-term care facility
    H C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Healthcare Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 42 3rd Septemvriou Street, Athens 10433, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e401-6. 2009
    ..We investigated an outbreak of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections that occurred among healthcare workers (HCWs) but not among residents of a long-term care facility (LTCF)...
  27. doi request reprint Nosocomial influenza: new concepts and practice
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:337-43. 2008
    ..Nosocomial influenza constitutes a serious risk among patients with underlying diseases and those of extreme age, and is associated with excess health-care costs. This article will review recent literature on this area...
  28. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination acceptance among health-care workers: a nationwide survey
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens 10433, Greece
    Vaccine 26:1408-10. 2008
    ..1%), whereas 55.2% of HCWs reported vaccination to protect patients. Main reasons for refusing vaccination were perception of not being at risk for influenza (43.2%) and fear of vaccine adverse effects (33.4%)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Strategies to increase influenza vaccine uptake among health care workers in Greece
    Helen C Maltezou
    Office for Nosocomial Infections, Microbe Resistance, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:266-8. 2008
    ..386, 95% CI 0.999-5.704, p-value 0.036). In conclusion, in Greece influenza vaccination rates among HCWs remain low; however, the implementation of specific strategies was associated with increased vaccine uptakes...
  30. pmc Drug resistance in visceral leishmaniasis
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 15123 Athens, Greece
    J Biomed Biotechnol 2010:617521. 2010
    ..In order to control visceral leishmaniasis worldwide, treatment advances should become affordable in the poorest countries, where they are needed most...
  31. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers in Greek hospitals
    H C Maltezou
    Office for Nosocomial Infections, Microbe Resistance, and Rational Use of Antibiotics, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 54 3rd Septemvriou Street, 10433 Athens, Greece
    J Hosp Infect 66:156-9. 2007
    ..Efforts should focus on hospital- and HCW-associated factors to increase vaccination uptake...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila in community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections among hospitalized children: diagnosis by real time PCR
    Helen C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Paediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:639-42. 2004
    ..pneumoniae is an important cause of LRTI necessitating hospitalization among children in Greece. Capillary PCR in sputum may diagnose M. pneumoniae LRTI in the acute setting and direct therapy and isolation of patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Q fever in children in Greece
    Helen C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:540-4. 2004
    ..2% of the cases of meningitis, and 0.5% of the cases of pneumonia. Fever and headache were the most common symptoms at presentation. Our study indicates that Q fever is a rare cause of hospitalization during childhood...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial influenza in children
    H C Maltezou
    Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, University of Athens, 11527, Athens, Greece
    J Hosp Infect 55:83-91. 2003
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  35. doi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Greece: a public health perspective
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 42 3rd Septemvriou Street, Athens, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 13:713-6. 2009
    ..We present herein the public health interventions and the case definitions we developed for the epidemiological investigation. The possibility of CCHF establishing endemicity in this area is discussed...
  36. doi request reprint Contact tracing and serosurvey among healthcare workers exposed to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Greece
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Healthcare Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:877-80. 2009
    ..Although person-to-person transmission did not take place, education of HCWs about the modes of CCHF virus transmission and appropriate infection control measures is needed in order to avoid future nosocomial cases...
  37. ncbi request reprint Novel (pandemic) influenza A H1N1 in healthcare facilities: implications for prevention and control
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Healthcare Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:412-20. 2010
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Metallo-beta-lactamases in Gram-negative bacteria: introducing the era of pan-resistance?
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 42 3rd Septemvriou Street, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:405.e1-7. 2009
    ..Surveillance to monitor the emergence of resistance to these agents as well as implementation of infection control measures should be strengthened. MBL inhibitors are urgently needed, however, none is in late pre-clinical development...
  39. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of pan-susceptible Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Helena C Maltezou
    From the 1 Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:872-7. 2013
    ..A birth weight < 1500 g was the only statistically significant risk factor. Despite an extensive environmental investigation, the source was not identified...
  40. doi request reprint Attitudes towards vaccination against seasonal influenza of health-care workers in primary health-care settings in Greece
    Xanthi Dedoukou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece
    Vaccine 28:5931-3. 2010
    ..90%), while main reasons for refusing vaccination were belief that they are not at risk for contracting influenza (44.5%), doubts about vaccine effectiveness (20.79%), and fear of vaccine adverse effects (20.33%)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescription and knowledge about antibiotic costs of physicians in primary health care centers in Greece
    Georgios Michael Gourgoulis
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 41:1296-7. 2013
    ..The mean compliance rate with the first recommended antibiotic by the guidelines was 51%, ranging from 22.9% to 71.5% by scenario. Younger physicians and female physicians had higher scores of compliance. ..
  42. doi request reprint Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries
    Androula Pavli
    Travel Medicine Office, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 9:284-8. 2011
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  43. doi request reprint Knowledge and practice of malaria prophylaxis among travel medicine consultants in Greece
    Androula Pavli
    Travel Medicine Office, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 10:224-9. 2012
    ..Continuing training and usage of credible information resources about malaria transmission and malaria prophylaxis in travellers will improve the quality of pre-travel advice provided by travel medicine consultants in Greece...
  44. doi request reprint Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative pathogens in hospitalized children
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:e151-4. 2013
    ..Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative pathogens (CRPs) are emerging as major causes of nosocomial infections that increase morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Little is known about CRP infections in children...
  45. doi request reprint Preparedness of paediatric international travellers departing from Athens, Greece: an 18-month airport-based survey
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 103:e161-4. 2014
    ..The number of children who travel to tropical and subtropical areas has increased. This study aimed to assess the preparedness of children departing from Greece to Africa and Asia, in terms of vaccination and malaria chemoprophylaxis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Malaria and travellers visiting friends and relatives
    Androula Pavli
    Office for Travel Medicine, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 8:161-8. 2010
    ..There is an urgent need to increase awareness about malaria of this group of travellers...
  47. doi request reprint Vaccinations for international travellers travelling from Greece
    Androula Pavli
    Travel Medicine Office, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:225-30. 2013
    ..Strategies to target travel health consultants should be developed in order to increase awareness in travel health issues. ..
  48. doi request reprint Extremely low risk for acquisition of a respiratory viral infection in the emergency room of a large pediatric hospital during the winter season
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:14-7. 2013
    ..Three children (0·49%) developed an influenza-like illness. These findings indicate that transmission of respiratory viral infections to children visiting an emergency room during the winter season is extremely low...
  49. doi request reprint Travelling to Greece for the summer 2011 Special Olympics
    Androula Pavli
    Travel Medicine Office, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 9:135-41. 2011
    ..Mass gatherings such as Olympic Games represent a significant challenge for public health. This paper focuses on relevant health and safety issues for all travellers travelling to Greece for the summer 2011 Special Olympic Games...
  50. doi request reprint Estimation of seroprevalence of the pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus using a novel virus-free ELISA assay for the detection of specific antibodies
    Maria D Mavrouli
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Viral Immunol 24:221-6. 2011
    ..The method could be also indicative for the discrimination of immune persons from those susceptible to infection with the pandemic H1N1 strain, as well as for the establishment of effective vaccination programs...
  51. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis in paediatrics
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 15:289-94. 2002
    ..Miltefosine, an oral active agent, was recently identified, and might fulfil our expectations for an effective, safe, easily administered and affordable antileishmanial treatment...
  52. doi request reprint Typhoid vaccination for international travelers from Greece visiting developing countries
    Paraskevi Smeti
    Travel Medicine Office Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    J Travel Med 21:99-103. 2014
    ..Typhoid fever is one of the most common diagnoses in returned international travelers. Our aim was to study the typhoid vaccine prescription practices for travelers from Greece visiting developing countries...
  53. doi request reprint Impact of postpartum influenza vaccination of mothers and household contacts in preventing febrile episodes, influenza-like illness, healthcare seeking, and administration of antibiotics in young infants during the 2012-2013 influenza season
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Clin Infect Dis 57:1520-6. 2013
    ..However, influenza vaccines are not licensed for administration in this age group. The study evaluated the effectiveness of postpartum influenza vaccination of mothers and household members in infants...
  54. doi request reprint Legal aspects of public health: how law frames communicable disease control in Greece
    Sophia Hatzianastasiou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens 15123, Greece
    J Public Health Policy 32:445-57. 2011
    ..We identified areas for improvement...
  55. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Regina Vorou
    Office for Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 20:495-500. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to review recent literature on Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever with emphasis on its epidemiology and management...
  56. ncbi request reprint Antiviral agents for influenza: molecular targets, concerns of resistance, and new treatment options
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Curr Drug Targets 10:1041-8. 2009
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  57. doi request reprint Knowledge and practices about rabies among travel medicine consultants in Greece
    Androula Pavli
    Travel Medicine Office, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 9:32-6. 2011
    ..Counselling about rabies and management of risk exposure needs to be improved. Our findings indicate the need to promote continuous training in Travel Medicine in Greece and provide practical information about rabies prophylaxis...
  58. doi request reprint Leishmaniasis, an emerging infection in travelers
    Androula Pavli
    Travel Medicine Office, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e1032-9. 2010
    ..Appropriate counseling should be provided to adventure travelers, military personnel, researchers, and other groups of travelers likely to be exposed to sandflies in endemic areas...
  59. doi request reprint Pre-travel counselling in Greece for travellers visiting friends and relatives
    Androula Pavli
    Office for Travel Medicine, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 7:312-5. 2009
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  60. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Helen C Maltezou
    Office for Nosocomial Infections, Microbe Resistance and Strategy Concerning the Use of Antibiotics, Hellenic Center for Infectious Disease Control, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 27:87-96. 2006
    ..For patients with invasive infections that may be caused be CA-MRSA, vancomycin, teicoplanin and linezolid represent appropriate empirical therapeutic options...
  61. doi request reprint Evaluation of a rapid antigen detection test in the diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis in children and its impact on antibiotic prescription
    Helen C Maltezou
    Office for Nosocomial Infections, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Rational Use of Antibiotics, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:1407-12. 2008
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  62. ncbi request reprint Q fever in children
    Helen C Maltezou
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:686-91. 2002
    ..Studies are required to determine the spectrum of morbidity associated with Q fever during childhood...