Roberto Vivancos

Summary

Affiliation: University of East Anglia
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sex, drugs and sexually transmitted infections in British university students
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 19:370-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Effect of exclusion policy on the control of outbreaks of suspected viral gastroenteritis: Analysis of outbreak investigations in care homes
    Roberto Vivancos
    Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Unit, Health Protection Agency, Liverpool, UK
    Am J Infect Control 38:139-43. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Foreign travel associated with increased sexual risk-taking, alcohol and drug use among UK university students: a cohort study
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 21:46-51. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Vaccination of poultry workers: delivery and uptake of seasonal influenza immunization
    R Vivancos
    Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:126-30. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Sexual behaviour, drugs and alcohol use of international students at a British university: a cross-sectional survey
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 20:619-22. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Food-related norovirus outbreak among people attending two barbeques: epidemiological, virological, and environmental investigation
    Roberto Vivancos
    Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Health Protection Unit, Health Protection Agency, St Andrews House, Norwich NR7 0HT, UK
    Int J Infect Dis 13:629-35. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Foreign travel, casual sex, and sexually transmitted infections: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR47TJ, UK
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e842-51. 2010
  8. pmc Internet treatment of sexually transmitted infections - a public health hazard?
    Roberto Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:333. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Performance assessment of the Ugandan national programme of immunization in Masindi: analysis of routine data
    Roberto Vivancos
    Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Trop Pediatr 54:62-5. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Programme to vaccinate poultry workers against seasonal influenza: options for delivery in the East of England
    R Vivancos
    Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:60-8. 2011

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Sex, drugs and sexually transmitted infections in British university students
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 19:370-7. 2008
    ..66, 95% CI 3.03, 103.04) and use of crack (AOR 32.24, 95% CI 3.33, 312.08). Multiple partners and recreational drug use may predict incidence of STI. Prevention strategies need to aim at reducing risk behaviour across various activities...
  2. doi request reprint Effect of exclusion policy on the control of outbreaks of suspected viral gastroenteritis: Analysis of outbreak investigations in care homes
    Roberto Vivancos
    Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Unit, Health Protection Agency, Liverpool, UK
    Am J Infect Control 38:139-43. 2010
    ..Norovirus is an important cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in care homes. Differences exist in the recommended duration of exclusion for affected staff during an outbreak...
  3. doi request reprint Foreign travel associated with increased sexual risk-taking, alcohol and drug use among UK university students: a cohort study
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 21:46-51. 2010
    ..70 (95% CI 1.11-6.61). People who travel abroad during holidays are more likely to engage in risk taking behaviour and have casual sex. They are also more sexually active after holidays...
  4. doi request reprint Vaccination of poultry workers: delivery and uptake of seasonal influenza immunization
    R Vivancos
    Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:126-30. 2011
    ..Vaccination of poultry workers as a public health measure to prevent an influenza pandemic is likely to be ineffective with the level of coverage found in this evaluation in our region...
  5. doi request reprint Sexual behaviour, drugs and alcohol use of international students at a British university: a cross-sectional survey
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 20:619-22. 2009
    ..However, they exhibit higher sexual risk behaviours that could lead to importing novel and resistant strains of STIs...
  6. doi request reprint Food-related norovirus outbreak among people attending two barbeques: epidemiological, virological, and environmental investigation
    Roberto Vivancos
    Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Health Protection Unit, Health Protection Agency, St Andrews House, Norwich NR7 0HT, UK
    Int J Infect Dis 13:629-35. 2009
    ..Norovirus (NoV) is commonly associated with gastrointestinal infection. It is normally transmitted person-to-person or from contaminated surfaces, although food-borne transmission is possible...
  7. doi request reprint Foreign travel, casual sex, and sexually transmitted infections: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR47TJ, UK
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e842-51. 2010
    ..With increasing international travel it is important to understand how frequent casual travel sex and unprotected intercourse are, and what impact this may have on the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  8. pmc Internet treatment of sexually transmitted infections - a public health hazard?
    Roberto Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:333. 2007
    ..We conducted an internet search to determine the availability of treatments for STIs and the nature of information provided by vendors of these treatments...
  9. ncbi request reprint Performance assessment of the Ugandan national programme of immunization in Masindi: analysis of routine data
    Roberto Vivancos
    Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Trop Pediatr 54:62-5. 2008
    ..We argue that this simple analysis can be used by district medical offices paired with a supervision system to improve immunization services...
  10. doi request reprint Programme to vaccinate poultry workers against seasonal influenza: options for delivery in the East of England
    R Vivancos
    Biomedical Research Centre, School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:60-8. 2011
    ..Whichever way the programme is delivered it should be cost-neutral to the Primary Care Trust (PCT). Otherwise PCTs may see themselves having to prioritize between vaccinating poultry workers against other pressing programmes...
  11. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of problem drug misuse in a rural county of England
    Richard Holland
    University of East Anglia School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:88-95. 2006
    ..02% to 5.73%, further supporting our main analysis. In conclusion, this study provides evidence that problem drug misuse is more prevalent in this rural population than previously thought...
  12. doi request reprint Perceptions of mumps and MMR vaccination among university students in England: an online survey
    Diane Bolton-Maggs
    Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Unit, Health Protection Agency, 5th Floor, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF, UK
    Vaccine 30:5081-5. 2012
    ..Encouraging registration with a GP and awareness raising should be a key part of campaigns to improve vaccination uptake among university students...
  13. doi request reprint Norovirus outbreak in a cruise ship sailing around the British Isles: investigation and multi-agency management of an international outbreak
    Roberto Vivancos
    Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Unit, Health Protection Agency, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Infect 60:478-85. 2010
    ..For this reason it is important to understand the complex patterns of transmission in a closed community. We describe the epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of norovirus during an international cruise...
  14. pmc Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among nursing home residents in Nottingham, England: a postal questionnaire survey
    Amir Shroufi
    Norfolk PCT, St Andrew s House, St Andrew s Business Park, Northside, Norwich, NR7 0HT, UK
    BMC Geriatr 8:11. 2008
    ..The formulation of policies relating to the vaccination of residents has been proposed as a simple step that may help improve vaccine uptake in care homes...
  15. pmc Foreign travel and decreased ciprofloxacin susceptibility in Salmonella enterica infections
    Manar Al-Mashhadani
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:123-5. 2011
    ..9%) of 492 isolates. The lower susceptibility was associated with ciprofloxacin treatment failures and with particular serovars and phage types often acquired during foreign travel...
  16. ncbi request reprint Crack/cocaine use in a rural county of England
    Roberto Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:96-103. 2006
    ..Given the lack of pharmacological treatment, programmes should incorporate a wide range of activities and interventions to provide structure to clients' lives. Learning from ex-users was perceived as an important component of treatment...
  17. doi request reprint 'Septrin psychosis' among renal transplant patients with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia
    Lauren E Walker
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1117-9. 2011
    ..To report on the temporal relationship between administration of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole to medically immunosuppressed HIV-negative renal patients with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) and the development of an acute psychosis...