J M Stuart
Affiliation: Central Public Health Laboratory
- Socioeconomic inequality and meningococcal diseaseJ M Stuart
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre South West, Public Health Laboratory, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester GL1 3NN
Commun Dis Public Health 5:327-8. 2002..In young children the incidence was twice as high in the most deprived compared with the least deprived electoral wards. By addressing social inequalities the incidence of this serious infection could be reduced...
- Risk factors for sporadic giardiasis: a case-control study in southwestern EnglandJames M Stuart
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Southwest, Gloucester, UK
Emerg Infect Dis 9:229-33. 2003..Although case-control studies are prone to bias and the risk of Giardia infection is minimized by water treatment processes, the possibility that treated tap water is a source of sporadic giardiasis warrants further investigation...
- Prevention of meningococcal infection in laboratory workers--an audit of practice in England and WalesR Boutet
PHLS Meningococcal Reference Unit, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (South West, Public Health Laboratory, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, GL1 3NN
Commun Dis Public Health 4:130-2. 2001..The recommendation that a safety cabinet should always be used for such purposes needs reiteration and implementation...
- Risk factors for meningococcal disease in university halls of residenceS J Nelson
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (South West, Public Health Laboratory, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester
Epidemiol Infect 126:211-7. 2001..Universities should continue to promote awareness of meningococcal disease, encourage vaccination of first year students against serogroup C disease, and where appropriate, take measures to reduce overcrowding...
- Preventing secondary meningococcal disease in health care workers: recommendations of a working group of the PHLS meningococcus forumJ M Stuart
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre South West, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN
Commun Dis Public Health 4:102-5. 2001..Wearing surgical face masks is encouraged to reduce risk of exposure...
- Enhanced surveillance scheme for suspected meningococcal disease in five regional health authorities in England: 1998K L Davison
Immunisation Division, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ
Commun Dis Public Health 5:205-12. 2002..These data were used to inform the national meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccination programme in England and Wales. In 1999 ESMD was extended to all regions of England, Wales and Northern Ireland...
- Risk of laboratory-acquired meningococcal diseaseR Boutet
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (South West, Public Health Laboratory, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
J Hosp Infect 49:282-4. 2001..In view of the potentially serious outcome from this infection, a safety cabinet should always be used when preparing or working with suspensions of meningococci. Vaccination policy for microbiology laboratory workers should be reviewed...
- Investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections associated with a trip to France of schoolchildren from Somerset, EnglandE Duffell
Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre (South West, Public Health Laboratory, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Euro Surveill 8:81-6. 2003....
- Trends in incidence of pneumococcal disease before introduction of conjugate vaccine: South West England, 1996-2005C A Ihekweazu
Health Protection Agency, South West, Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Epidemiol Infect 136:1096-102. 2008..This study provides an important baseline to assess the impact of changing vaccination programmes on the epidemiology of IPD, thus informing future use of pneumococcal vaccines...
- Clusters of meningococcal disease in school and preschool settings in England and Wales: what is the risk?K L Davison
Immunisation Department, HPA Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London NW9 5EQ, UK
Arch Dis Child 89:256-60. 2004..To assess the risk of further cases in educational settings in order to inform policy on managing cases and clusters of meningococcal disease...
- Invasive group A streptococcal disease: should close contacts routinely receive antibiotic prophylaxis?A Smith
Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK
Lancet Infect Dis 5:494-500. 2005....
- Effectiveness of different policies in preventing meningococcal disease clusters following a single case in day-care and pre-school settings in EuropeD Boccia
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK
Epidemiol Infect 134:872-7. 2006..8, 95% CI 0.7-22.0), although the difference was not statistically significant (P=0.22). The costs of this approach and the low risk of clustering need to be taken into account when deciding national policy...
- Changing epidemiology of bacterial meningitis among adults in England and Wales 1991-2002A B Gjini
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Epidemiol Infect 134:567-9. 2006..Improvements in clinical management, childhood vaccination programmes and the re-emergence of tuberculosis are likely to be drivers of these changes...
- Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to interactive water feature, UK: importance of guidelinesM Jones
Health Protection Agency South West, Stonehouse, United Kingdom
Euro Surveill 11:126-8. 2006..The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group in United Kingdom has now produced guidelines...
- Quality of in-hospital care for adults with acute bacterial meningitis: a national retrospective surveyA B Gjini
Social Medicine Department, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, UK
QJM 99:761-9. 2006..In contrast to paediatric practice, data from industrialized countries with regard to current hospital management practice are lacking...
- Case-control study for risk factors for Q fever in southwest England and Northern IrelandH J Orr
Health Protection Agency South West, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Euro Surveill 11:260-2. 2006..8) and smoking emerged as a possible risk factor. This is the first case-control study to identify occupational exposure to animals or animal products as the most likely route of infection in sporadic cases as opposed to outbreaks...
- Effectiveness of vaccinating household contacts in addition to chemoprophylaxis after a case of meningococcal disease: a systematic reviewM R Hoek
EPIET ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
Epidemiol Infect 136:1441-7. 2008..7-1.7). This review supports vaccination of household contacts in addition to chemoprophylaxis to reduce the risk of meningococcal disease among household contacts of a case caused by a vaccine-preventable serogroup...