B Olowokure

Summary

Affiliation: Health Protection Agency
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Mumps and the media: changes in the reporting of mumps in response to newspaper coverage
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, 9th Floor, Ladywood House, 45 Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4DY, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:385-8. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint What women want: convenient appointment times for cervical screening tests
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit, West Midlands, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 15:489-92. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Volume of print media coverage and diagnostic testing for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus during the early phase of the 2009 pandemic
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Epidemiology Unit, Birmingham, England, UK
    J Clin Virol 55:75-8. 2012
  4. pmc Global surveillance for chemical incidents of international public health concern
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, Regional Epidemiology Unit, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, England
    Bull World Health Organ 83:928-34. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint An enquiry into the respiratory health effects on a rural community of a soil mound erected close to residential property
    B Olowokure
    Department of Public Health and Health Policy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, South Staffordshire, UK
    Public Health 119:217-22. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Response patterns to a postal survey using a cervical screening register as the sampling frame
    B Olowokure
    Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, PHLS CDSC West Midlands, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Public Health 118:508-12. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of material deprivation on hospital admissions for gynaecologic infections
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency West Midlands Regional Epidemiology Unit, Heartlands Hospital, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:535-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Geographic and socioeconomic variation in meningococcal disease: a rural/urban comparison
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Shropshire Health Protection Unit, William Farr House, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8XL, UK
    J Infect 52:61-6. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Measuring the effect of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: the epidemiological experience in the West Midlands, England during the 'containment' phase
    N J Inglis
    Regional Epidemiology Unit, Health Protection Agency West Midlands, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 142:428-37. 2014
  10. ncbi request reprint Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) conjugate vaccine following discharge from hospital
    B Olowokure
    Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Infection 31:324-6. 2003

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Publications33

  1. pmc Mumps and the media: changes in the reporting of mumps in response to newspaper coverage
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, 9th Floor, Ladywood House, 45 Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4DY, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:385-8. 2007
    ..To determine the links between national newspaper coverage of mumps after a press release and increased reports of clinical mumps cases...
  2. ncbi request reprint What women want: convenient appointment times for cervical screening tests
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit, West Midlands, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 15:489-92. 2006
    ..Further research is required to determine whether appointment times for cervical screening can be tailored to meet these expressed needs, and the impact this has on service provision and uptake...
  3. doi request reprint Volume of print media coverage and diagnostic testing for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus during the early phase of the 2009 pandemic
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Epidemiology Unit, Birmingham, England, UK
    J Clin Virol 55:75-8. 2012
    ..Impact of an infectious disease on public health diagnostic health services may be affected by the volume of media coverage which can amplify risk perception and increase demand for services...
  4. pmc Global surveillance for chemical incidents of international public health concern
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, Regional Epidemiology Unit, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, England
    Bull World Health Organ 83:928-34. 2005
    ..This report describes the frequency, nature and geographical location of acute chemical incidents of potential international concern from August 2002 to December 2003...
  5. ncbi request reprint An enquiry into the respiratory health effects on a rural community of a soil mound erected close to residential property
    B Olowokure
    Department of Public Health and Health Policy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, South Staffordshire, UK
    Public Health 119:217-22. 2005
    ..We identified a significant increase in respiratory consultations in the exposed population following erection of the soil mound. Limitations associated with this type of study should be considered when interpreting the results...
  6. ncbi request reprint Response patterns to a postal survey using a cervical screening register as the sampling frame
    B Olowokure
    Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, PHLS CDSC West Midlands, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Public Health 118:508-12. 2004
    ..030) than late respondents. These results suggest that consideration should be given to factors other than sociodemographic differences when examining response patterns to postal surveys...
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of material deprivation on hospital admissions for gynaecologic infections
    B Olowokure
    Health Protection Agency West Midlands Regional Epidemiology Unit, Heartlands Hospital, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:535-8. 2004
    ..Preventive measures together with earlier diagnostic, treatment, and referral procedures are required to reduce morbidity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Geographic and socioeconomic variation in meningococcal disease: a rural/urban comparison
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Shropshire Health Protection Unit, William Farr House, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8XL, UK
    J Infect 52:61-6. 2006
    ..To examine the incidence of meningococcal disease in a defined geographic area and relate this to rural/urban residence and material deprivation...
  9. doi request reprint Measuring the effect of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: the epidemiological experience in the West Midlands, England during the 'containment' phase
    N J Inglis
    Regional Epidemiology Unit, Health Protection Agency West Midlands, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 142:428-37. 2014
    ..The West Midlands experience suggests that interpretation of transmission rates may be affected by complex interactions within and between sub-populations in the region...
  10. ncbi request reprint Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) conjugate vaccine following discharge from hospital
    B Olowokure
    Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Infection 31:324-6. 2003
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  11. ncbi request reprint A survey of the preparedness for an influenza pandemic of general practitioners in the West Midlands, UK
    M Beaumont
    Shropshire and Staffordshire Health Protection Unit, Mellor House, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3SR, UK
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:819-23. 2007
    ..The results of this paper can be used to inform and influence public health policy and as evidence of a need to provide additional education and training to improve pandemic preparedness among GPs, in particular those in non-urban areas...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in the West Midlands region of England, UK
    B Olowokure
    Department of Public Health, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, England, UK
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:65-6. 2002
  13. ncbi request reprint Information given to women invited for cervical screening: results of two postal surveys seven years apart
    H V Duggal
    Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, United Kingdom
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 15:267-72. 2005
    ..0001). Bivariate analysis suggests that responses were age related, with older women (> or =45 years) experiencing poorer information provision. The issues highlighted by this study deserve further investigation in other areas...
  14. doi request reprint Challenges and lessons learned from implementing a risk-based approach to school advice and closure during the containment phase of the 2009 influenza pandemic in the West Midlands, England
    A Awofisayo
    Health Protection Agency West Midlands, Birmingham, UK
    Public Health 127:637-43. 2013
    ..The objective of this paper is to describe the use of a risk-based approach to public health interventions for schools during the 'containment phase' of the pandemic and to describe lessons learnt...
  15. doi request reprint Trends in sexually transmitted infections (other than HIV) in older people: analysis of data from an enhanced surveillance system
    A T Bodley-Tickell
    Health Protection Agency West Midlands, Regional Surveillance Unit, Birmingham, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 84:312-7. 2008
    ..This study examines the distribution of selected sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in older people (aged >/=45 years) attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in the West Midlands, UK...
  16. ncbi request reprint The knowledge of healthcare professionals with regard to the treatment and prevention of head lice
    B Olowokure
    Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, UK
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:11-5. 2003
    ..5%, P <0.00001). In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that healthcare professionals' knowledge of control methods for head lice varies widely and is sub-optimal and may contribute to ineffective head lice control...
  17. doi request reprint Absenteeism in schools during the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic: a useful tool for early detection of influenza activity in the community?
    E O Kara
    Health Protection Agency West Midlands Regional Epidemiology Unit, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1328-36. 2012
    ..Weekly school absenteeism surveillance would not have detected pandemic influenza A(H1N1) earlier but daily absenteeism data and the development of baselines could improve the timeliness of the system...
  18. doi request reprint Investigating a cluster of Legionnaires' cases: public health implications
    R Carr
    Health Protection Agency, Shropshire and Staffordshire Health Protection Unit, Shropshire, UK
    Public Health 124:326-31. 2010
    ..To describe the multidisciplinary investigation and management of a rapidly increasing number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in the North Shropshire area, UK during August 2006...
  19. doi request reprint The international follow-up of individuals potentially exposed to polonium-210 in London 2006
    K Shaw
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Epidemiology Unit South East, London, UK
    Public Health 124:319-25. 2010
    ..This paper describes the UK Health Protection Agency's follow-up and assessment of individuals resident overseas who were potentially exposed to (210)Po...
  20. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: Hereford, UK 2003
    David Kirrage
    Health Protection Agency, Hereford and Worcestershire Health Protection Unit, Issac Maddox House, Shrub Hill Road, Worcester WR4 9RW, UK
    Respir Med 101:1639-44. 2007
    ..This study illustrates the continuing importance of cooling towers as a source of Legionnaires' disease and the utility of obtaining and comparing both clinical and environmental samples...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from handling a large rural outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: Hereford, UK 2003
    David Kirrage
    Health Protection Agency, Hereford and Worcestershire Health Protection Unit, UK
    Respir Med 101:1645-51. 2007
    ..A number of these lessons have a generic applicability to the handling of public health incidents...
  22. ncbi request reprint Age, sex, material deprivation and respiratory mortality
    Rachel Jordan
    Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Respir Med 100:1282-5. 2006
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint University undergraduates' knowledge of chlamydia screening services and chlamydia infection following the introduction of a National Chlamydia Screening Programme
    Anna Greaves
    School of Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 14:61-8. 2009
    ..To determine knowledge of sexually transmitted chlamydia infection among university undergraduates following the introduction of a National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Social deprivation and hospital admission for respiratory infection: an ecological study
    Jeremy I Hawker
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Respir Med 97:1219-24. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between social deprivation and risk of hospital admission for respiratory infection...
  25. pmc Effect of social factors on winter hospital admission for respiratory disease: a case-control study of older people in the UK
    Rachel E Jordan
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 58:400-2. 2008
    ..Every winter, hospitals in the UK and other developed countries experience a surge in respiratory admissions. Ecological studies suggest that social circumstances may be an important determinant...
  26. ncbi request reprint Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease: an ecological study of sociodemographic risk factors before and after the introduction of Hib conjugate vaccine
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Section of Child Health, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:363-7. 2003
    ..Our results may have implications for current and future vaccine strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Widening inequalities in MMR vaccine uptake rates among ethnic groups in an urban area of the UK during a period of vaccine controversy (1994-2000)
    Jeremy I Hawker
    Health Protection Agency, Ladywood House, Birmingham B2 4DY, UK
    Vaccine 25:7516-9. 2007
    ..1% in 1994 (p=ns) to 6.8% in 2000 (p<0.001). This study suggests underlying ethnic inequalities in MMR vaccine uptake and differential response to adverse vaccine publicity...
  28. pmc Body temperature monitoring and SARS fever hotline, Taiwan
    S Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
    West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Charleston, 25301, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:373-6. 2004
    ..Among 1,966 calls, fever was recorded in 19% (n = 378); 18 persons at high risk for SARS were identified. In a cross-sectional telephone survey, 95% (n = 1,060) of households knew about the campaign and 7 households reported fever...
  29. ncbi request reprint Material deprivation, hospitalisation and adverse events temporally associated with immunisation
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Vaccine 22:1842-4. 2004
    ..91, 95% CI 2.69-12.29). Further research is required to determine the contribution of healthcare providers and parents to this health differential...
  30. ncbi request reprint Vaccinating healthcare workers against influenza to protect the vulnerable--is it a good use of healthcare resources? A systematic review of the evidence and an economic evaluation
    Amanda Burls
    West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Vaccine 24:4212-21. 2006
    ..In the base case, vaccination was cost saving (pounds 12/vaccinee). In the most pessimistic scenario it cost pounds 405/life-year gained. Effective implementation should be a priority...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comparing the information experience of women invited for cervical screening for the first time in 1994 with 2001
    Harsh V Duggal
    Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, West Midlands, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:433-5. 2004
    ..Negative information experiences may influence attendance...
  32. pmc Rumor surveillance and avian influenza H5N1
    Gina Samaan
    Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:463-6. 2005
    ..The World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Office identified 40 rumors; 9 were verified to be true. Rumor surveillance informed immediate public health action and prevented unnecessary and costly responses...
  33. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): reshaping global public health
    Babatunde Olowokure
    Public Health 120:3-5. 2006