G L Armstrong

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection in Samoa and American Samoa
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:261-2. 2006
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint The economics of routine childhood hepatitis A immunization in the United States: the impact of herd immunity
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e22-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Injection drug users in the United States, 1979-2002: an aging population
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:166-73. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Modelling the epidemiology of hepatitis C and its complications
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop G 37, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:725-6. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Childhood hepatitis B virus infections in the United States before hepatitis B immunization
    G L Armstrong
    Hepatitis Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 108:1123-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in the United States
    G L Armstrong
    Office of Surveillance, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:912-20. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint The past incidence of hepatitis C virus infection: implications for the future burden of chronic liver disease in the United States
    G L Armstrong
    Office of Surveillance, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Hepatology 31:777-82. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine childhood vaccination for hepatitis A in the United States
    David B Rein
    RTI International, 2951 Flowers Rd, Suite 119, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e12-21. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Outpatient visits for infectious diseases in the United States, 1980 through 1996
    G L Armstrong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2531-6. 1999

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection in Samoa and American Samoa
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:261-2. 2006
    ..2%; 95% confidence interval = 0.07-0.4%) were positive for antibody to HCV. Prevalence did not vary by location or demographic characteristic. Thus, HCV is present in the Samoas but at a low prevalence...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint The economics of routine childhood hepatitis A immunization in the United States: the impact of herd immunity
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e22-9. 2007
    ..This analysis estimates the impact of herd immunity on the cost-effectiveness of routine hepatitis A immunization among US children...
  4. ncbi request reprint Injection drug users in the United States, 1979-2002: an aging population
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:166-73. 2007
    ..Injection drug use (IDU) is important in the epidemiology of blood-borne pathogens. Herein, trends in IDU from 1979 to 2002 are analyzed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Modelling the epidemiology of hepatitis C and its complications
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop G 37, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:725-6. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Childhood hepatitis B virus infections in the United States before hepatitis B immunization
    G L Armstrong
    Hepatitis Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 108:1123-8. 2001
    ..To estimate the number of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections among US children younger than 10 years before implementation of routine childhood hepatitis B immunization...
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in the United States
    G L Armstrong
    Office of Surveillance, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:912-20. 2001
    ..6 and 22.5 per 1,000 in men and women, respectively). Thus, by 1985, approximately 1,640,000+/-150,000 persons (730,000 men and 910,000 women) were being infected annually with HSV-2...
  8. ncbi request reprint The past incidence of hepatitis C virus infection: implications for the future burden of chronic liver disease in the United States
    G L Armstrong
    Office of Surveillance, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Hepatology 31:777-82. 2000
    ..If the incidence of new HCV infections does not increase in the future, persons born between 1940 and 1965 will be at highest lifetime risk of acquiring the infection...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine childhood vaccination for hepatitis A in the United States
    David B Rein
    RTI International, 2951 Flowers Rd, Suite 119, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e12-21. 2007
    ..We evaluated the economic impact of hepatitis A vaccination of all US children ages 12 to 23 months as compared with no vaccination and with current implementation of the preexisting (issued in 1999), regional policy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Outpatient visits for infectious diseases in the United States, 1980 through 1996
    G L Armstrong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2531-6. 1999
    ..To further evaluate trends in the burden of infectious diseases in the United States, we analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 1980 through 1996...
  11. ncbi request reprint The contributions of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections to cirrhosis and primary liver cancer worldwide
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Hepatol 45:529-38. 2006
    ..Chronic infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are well-recognized risk factors for cirrhosis and liver cancer, but estimates of their contributions to worldwide disease burden have been lacking...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis a molecular epidemiology in the United States, 1996-1997: sources of infection and implications of vaccination policy
    Omana V Nainan
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:957-63. 2005
    ..The genetic relatedness of hepatitis A virus (HAV) isolates was determined to identify possible infection sources for case patients in the Sentinel Counties Study of Acute Viral Hepatitis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis A virus infections in the United States: model-based estimates and implications for childhood immunization
    Gregory L Armstrong
    Epidemiology Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 109:839-45. 2002
    ..We present a model that reconciles the reported incidence of hepatitis A with the observed prevalence of antibody to HAV and provides an estimate of the true incidence of HAV infection...
  14. pmc Bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax in an elderly woman, Connecticut, 2001
    Kevin S Griffith
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:681-8. 2003
    ..The evidence suggests she was exposed through a cross-contaminated bulk mail letter. Such cross-contamination of letters and postal facilities has implications for managing the response to future B. anthracis-contaminated mailings...
  15. doi request reprint Hepatitis A among international adoptees and their contacts
    Gayle E Fischer
    Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:812-4. 2008
    ..Most cases occurred among nontraveling contacts of adoptees, suggesting the need to extend prevention guidelines to include hepatitis A vaccination for at-risk nontravelers...
  16. doi request reprint Non-pharmaceutical interventions during an outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection at a large public university, April-May 2009
    Tarissa Mitchell
    Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:S138-45. 2011
    ..Nearly one-half (46%) of student respondents, including 44.7% of those with ARI, attended social events. Results indicate a need for efforts to increase compliance with home isolation and social distancing measures...
  17. doi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among injection drug users in the United States, 1994-2004
    Joseph J Amon
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1852-8. 2008
    ..To examine hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroprevalence among injection drug users in 4 US cities from 1994 through 2004...
  18. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of foodborne hepatitis a outbreaks in the United States, 2003
    Joseph J Amon
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office and Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 192:1323-30. 2005
    ..In 2003, outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A were reported in multiple states...
  19. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of hepatitis A associated with green onions
    Charlotte Wheeler
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:890-7. 2005
    ..In November 2003, a large hepatitis A outbreak was identified among patrons of a single Pennsylvania restaurant. We investigated the cause of the outbreak and factors that contributed to its unprecedented size...
  20. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the impact of hepatitis A immunization in the United States, 1995-2001
    Taraz Samandari
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE Mailstop G 37 Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 22:4342-50. 2004
    ..These results suggest that much of the recent reduction of hepatitis A rates is attributable to immunization and that immunization has been associated with a strong herd immunity effect...
  21. 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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  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in infectious disease mortality in the United States during the 20th century
    G L Armstrong
    National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 281:61-6. 1999
    ..Recent increases in infectious disease mortality and concern about emerging infections warrant an examination of longer-term trends...
  23. ncbi request reprint Locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection, El Paso, Texas
    Joseph J Amon
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Med Virol 78:741-6. 2006
    ..Like the three previous cases, a thorough investigation found no conclusive sources of infection. Active case surveillance found no additional cases...
  24. 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
  25. ncbi request reprint The global burden of disease attributable to contaminated injections given in health care settings
    Anja M Hauri
    Department of Essential Health Technologies, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, CH1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J STD AIDS 15:7-16. 2004
    ..Injection overuse and unsafe practices account for a substantial burden of death and disability worldwide. There is a need for policies and plans for the safe and appropriate use of injections in countries where practices are poor...
  26. pmc Hepatitis B vaccination of newborn infants in rural China: evaluation of a village-based, out-of-cold-chain delivery strategy
    Lixia Wang
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Beijing, China
    Bull World Health Organ 85:688-94. 2007
    ..This presents a challenge in remote areas with limited cold-chain infrastructure and where many children are born at home...
  27. pmc Use of injections in healthcare settings worldwide, 2000: literature review and regional estimates
    Yvan J F Hutin
    Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, 20, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMJ 327:1075. 2003
    ..To describe injection practices worldwide in terms of frequency and safety...
  28. ncbi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity of hepatitis E virus in Darfur, Sudan, and neighboring Chad
    Elisabeth Nicand
    National Reference Centre for Hepatitis E, Teaching Military Hospital Val de Grace, Paris, France
    J Med Virol 77:519-21. 2005
    ..7%) to strains belonging to Genotype 1. But four isolates collected in one of the Chadian camps were close to Genotype 2. Circulation of divergent strains argues for possible multiple sources of infection...