Miriam J Alter

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of hepatitis B in Europe and worldwide
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Hepatol 39:S64-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevention of spread of hepatitis C
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Hepatology 36:S93-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of viral hepatitis and HIV co-infection
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop D 66, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Hepatol 44:S6-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint National surveillance of dialysis-associated diseases in the United States, 2001
    Jerome I Tokars
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Semin Dial 17:310-9. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint National surveillance of dialysis-associated diseases in the United States, 2002
    Lyn Finelli
    Epidemiology Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Semin Dial 18:52-61. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in the United States, 1999 through 2002
    Gregory L Armstrong
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:705-14. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Part II: immunization of adults
    Eric E Mast
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention proposed, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 55:1-33; quiz CE1-4. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination coverage levels among healthcare workers in the United States, 2002-2003
    Edgar P Simard
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:783-90. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) part 1: immunization of infants, children, and adolescents
    Eric E Mast
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 54:1-31. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus genotypes and viral concentrations in participants of a general population survey in the United States
    Omana V Nainan
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Gastroenterology 131:478-84. 2006

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of hepatitis B in Europe and worldwide
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Hepatol 39:S64-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevention of spread of hepatitis C
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Hepatology 36:S93-8. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of viral hepatitis and HIV co-infection
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop D 66, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Hepatol 44:S6-9. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint National surveillance of dialysis-associated diseases in the United States, 2001
    Jerome I Tokars
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Semin Dial 17:310-9. 2004
    ..The percentage of centers reporting one or more patients infected or colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) increased from 12% in 1995 to 31% in 2001...
  5. ncbi request reprint National surveillance of dialysis-associated diseases in the United States, 2002
    Lyn Finelli
    Epidemiology Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Semin Dial 18:52-61. 2005
    ..Also, those centers that used a disposable container versus a nondisposable container for priming the dialyzer had a significantly lower incidence of HCV...
  6. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in the United States, 1999 through 2002
    Gregory L Armstrong
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:705-14. 2006
    ..Defining the primary characteristics of persons infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) enables physicians to more easily identify persons who are most likely to benefit from testing for the disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Part II: immunization of adults
    Eric E Mast
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention proposed, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 55:1-33; quiz CE1-4. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination coverage levels among healthcare workers in the United States, 2002-2003
    Edgar P Simard
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:783-90. 2007
    ..Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a well recognized risk for healthcare workers (HCWs), and routine vaccination of HCWs has been recommended since 1982. By 1995, the level of vaccination coverage among HCWs was only 67%...
  9. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) part 1: immunization of infants, children, and adolescents
    Eric E Mast
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 54:1-31. 2005
    ..The second part of the ACIP statement, which will include updated recommendations and strategies to increase hepatitis B vaccination of adults, will be published separately...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus genotypes and viral concentrations in participants of a general population survey in the United States
    Omana V Nainan
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Gastroenterology 131:478-84. 2006
    ..This study determined hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes and RNA titers among HCV-infected persons in the general population of the United States...
  11. doi request reprint Incidence and transmission patterns of acute hepatitis C in the United States, 1982-2006
    Ian T Williams
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:242-8. 2011
    ..Monitoring disease incidence and transmission patterns is important to characterize groups at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Clinical cases generally represent about 20% to 30% of all newly acquired infections...
  12. ncbi request reprint Global epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection
    Colin W Shepard
    Epidemiology Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:558-67. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint National surveillance of dialysis-associated diseases in the United States, 2000
    Jerome I Tokars
    Healthcare Outcomes Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Semin Dial 15:162-71. 2002
    ..The percentage of centers reporting one or more patients infected or colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) increased from 11.5% in 1995 to 32.7% in 2000...
  14. doi request reprint Immunogenicity of hepatitis B vaccine among hemodialysis patients: effect of revaccination of non-responders and duration of protection
    Sandra S Chaves
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS A 20, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States
    Vaccine 29:9618-23. 2011
    ..Limited data are available on the effect of revaccination of non-responders and on persistence of immunity in this population...
  15. ncbi request reprint Infectivity of hepatitis C virus in plasma after drying and storing at room temperature
    Saleem Kamili
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:519-24. 2007
    ..To determine effect of environmental exposure on the survival and infectivity of hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Blood exposures and hepatitis C virus infections among emergency responders
    S Deblina Datta
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2605-10. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposures and risk of hepatitis B virus infection among public safety workers
    Francisco M Averhoff
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Reference in Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:591-6. 2002
    ..Administration of hepatitis B vaccine to PSWs early in their careers will prevent HBV infection associated with occupational and non-OEs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and prevention of hepatitis B
    Miriam J Alter
    Epidemiologic and Public Health Science, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Semin Liver Dis 23:39-46. 2003
    ..Although continued immunization of successive birth cohorts should achieve the eventual elimination of HBV transmission, this will not occur for decades without successful vaccination of adults at increased risk for infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Do patients who fail to complete a hepatitis A or hepatitis B vaccination series have to restart it?
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 70:234. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of screening criteria to identify persons with hepatitis C virus infection among sexually transmitted disease clinic clients: results from the San Diego Viral Hepatitis Integration Project
    Robert A Gunn
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:340-4. 2003
    ..The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.8% of the US population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and most are unaware of their infection...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the natural history of HCV infection acquired in infancy
    Eric E Mast
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 192:1880-9. 2005
    ..The goal of the present study was to assess risk factors for perinatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission and the natural history of infection among HCV-infected infants...
  22. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for laboratory testing and result reporting of antibody to hepatitis C virus. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 52:1-13, 15; quiz CE1-4. 2003
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for acute hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: implications for vaccination programs
    Susan T Goldstein
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 185:713-9. 2002
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Testing for hepatitis C virus infection should be routine for persons at increased risk for infection
    Miriam J Alter
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:715-7. 2004
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Healthcare should not be a vehicle for transmission of hepatitis C virus
    Miriam J Alter
    J Hepatol 48:2-4. 2008
  26. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection
    Miriam J Alter
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2436-41. 2007
    ..Two 20th century events appear to be responsible for this increase; the widespread availability of injectable therapies and the illicit use of injectable drugs...
  27. pmc Positive impact of a shelter-based hepatitis B vaccine program in homeless Baltimore children and adolescents
    Kathleen Schwarz
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street Brady 320, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Urban Health 85:228-38. 2008
    ..A brief exposure to a culturally appropriate HBV video improves HBV knowledge and may improve return rates for vaccine...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for bloodborne exposure and infection in correctional healthcare workers
    Robyn R M Gershon
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:24-30. 2007
    ..Design. Cross-sectional risk assessment study with a confidential questionnaire and serological testing performed during 1999-2000...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cosmetic procedures and drug use to hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections in a low-risk population
    Lu Yu Hwang
    Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hepatology 44:341-51. 2006
    ..However, proper infection control practices for cosmetic procedures should be followed, illegal drug use discouraged, and hepatitis B vaccination provided to adolescents and sexually active adults...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents in detention
    Rita M Bair
    Departments of Pediatrics and Family Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:1015-8. 2005
    ..To assess the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection in a sample of detained adolescents...
  31. ncbi request reprint Perinatal hepatitis C virus transmission--role of human immunodeficiency virus infection and injection drug use
    Gregory L Armstrong
    J Infect Dis 187:872; author reply 872-4. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus transmission from an anesthesiologist to a patient
    Sara H Cody
    California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:345-50. 2002
    ..An anesthesiologist was diagnosed as having acute hepatitis C 3 days after providing anesthesia during the thoracotomy of a 64-year-old man (patient A). Eight weeks later, patient A was diagnosed as having acute hepatitis C...
  33. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with personal protection equipment use and hand hygiene among hemodialysis staff
    Gayle Shimokura
    Department of Epidemiology, UNC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:100-7. 2006
    ..In this study, we investigated factors associated with performing these practices as recommended...
  34. ncbi request reprint The coming wave of HCV-related liver disease: dilemmas and challenges
    Joseph F Perz
    J Hepatol 44:441-3. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Integrating risk history screening and HCV testing into clinical and public health settings
    Miriam J Alter
    Am Fam Physician 72:576, 579. 2005
  36. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of HCV infection in homeless Baltimore families
    Kathleen B Schwarz
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins Children s Center, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:580-7. 2008
    ..Conclusion. The homeless families were very receptive to our HCV seroprevalence study and are likely also to be receptive to shelter-based HCV prevention programs for young children and adolescents as well as for adults...