Ermias D Belay

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease death, United States
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1351-4. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The public health impact of prion diseases
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:191-212. 2005
  3. pmc Chronic wasting disease and potential transmission to humans
    Ermias D Belay
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:977-84. 2004
  4. pmc Racial/ethnic differences in the incidence of Kawasaki syndrome among children in Hawaii
    Robert C Holman
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Hawaii Med J 69:194-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome in Hawaii
    Robert C Holman
    Office of the Director, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:429-33. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Travel history, hunting, and venison consumption related to prion disease exposure, 2006-2007 FoodNet Population Survey
    Joseph Y Abrams
    Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, all with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:858-63. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome and risk factors for coronary artery abnormalities: United States, 1994-2003
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:245-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Neurology 60:176-81. 2003
  9. pmc Evaluation of seasonal patterns of Kawasaki syndrome- and rotavirus-associated hospitalizations in California and New York, 2000-2005
    Adam MacNeil
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 9:65. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospitalizations for Kawasaki syndrome among children in the United States, 1997-2007
    Robert C Holman
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:483-8. 2010

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  1. pmc Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease death, United States
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1351-4. 2005
    ..The reports of bloodborne transmission of vCJD in 2 patients, 1 of whom was heterozygous for methionine and valine at polymorphic codon 129, add to the uncertainty about the future of the vCJD outbreak...
  2. ncbi request reprint The public health impact of prion diseases
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:191-212. 2005
    ..Recent reports of secondary person-to-person spread of vCJD via blood products and detection of vCJD transmission in a patient heterozygous at codon 129 further illustrate the potential public health impacts of BSE...
  3. pmc Chronic wasting disease and potential transmission to humans
    Ermias D Belay
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:977-84. 2004
    ..More epidemiologic and laboratory studies are needed to monitor the possibility of such transmissions..
  4. pmc Racial/ethnic differences in the incidence of Kawasaki syndrome among children in Hawaii
    Robert C Holman
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Hawaii Med J 69:194-7. 2010
    ..To describe the occurrence of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) among different racial/ethnic groups in Hawaii...
  5. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome in Hawaii
    Robert C Holman
    Office of the Director, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:429-33. 2005
    ..To describe the incidence and epidemiology of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) in Hawaii...
  6. doi request reprint Travel history, hunting, and venison consumption related to prion disease exposure, 2006-2007 FoodNet Population Survey
    Joseph Y Abrams
    Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, all with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:858-63. 2011
    ..6% had obtained all of their meat from the wild. The survey results were useful in determining the prevalence and frequency of behaviors that could be important factors for foodborne prion transmission...
  7. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome and risk factors for coronary artery abnormalities: United States, 1994-2003
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:245-9. 2006
    ..Kawasaki syndrome (KS) causes significant morbidity among children in the United States and other countries and can result in a range of cardiac and noncardiac complications...
  8. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Neurology 60:176-81. 2003
  9. pmc Evaluation of seasonal patterns of Kawasaki syndrome- and rotavirus-associated hospitalizations in California and New York, 2000-2005
    Adam MacNeil
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 9:65. 2009
    ..Kawasaki Syndrome (KS) is an uncommon childhood disease with unknown etiology. It has been suggested that rotavirus infection may play a causative role in the development of KS...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospitalizations for Kawasaki syndrome among children in the United States, 1997-2007
    Robert C Holman
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:483-8. 2010
    ..The present study describes the rate and trends of childhood hospitalizations with Kawasaki syndrome (KS) in the United States...
  11. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome and factors associated with coronary artery abnormalities in California
    Laura S Callinan
    Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:894-8. 2012
    ..Understanding the epidemiology of KS and factors associated with coronary artery abnormalities (CAA) may lead to timely diagnosis and treatment of KS and could limit CAA...
  12. doi request reprint Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in recipients of corneal transplants
    Ryan A Maddox
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Cornea 27:851-4. 2008
    ..We report 4 cases of CJD with a history of corneal transplantation and assess the frequency of coincidental CJD among corneal transplant recipients...
  13. doi request reprint Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy deaths in the USA, 1979-2005
    Krista L Yorita Christensen
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 35:178-84. 2010
    ..The incidence of PML increased with an increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS. We describe recent trends and the epidemiology of PML-associated death in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome in Denmark
    Thea K Fischer
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases DVRD, National Center for Infectious Diseases NCID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:411-5. 2007
    ..To describe the epidemiologic characteristics of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) and to estimate national KS incidence rates among children in Denmark...
  15. pmc Kawasaki syndrome hospitalizations and associated costs in the United States
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS A 39, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:464-9. 2003
    ..To describe the epidemiologic characteristics of patients hospitalized with Kawasaki syndrome (KS) and estimate associated costs in the United States, using a large national hospital discharge dataset...
  16. pmc Human prion diseases in the United States
    Robert C Holman
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, U S Department of Health and Human Services USDHHS, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8521. 2010
    ..This study describes the occurrence and epidemiology of CJD and vCJD in the United States...
  17. doi request reprint Lower risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in pituitary growth hormone recipients initiating treatment after 1977
    Joseph Y Abrams
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:E1666-9. 2011
    ..Studies of U.S. National Hormone and Pituitary Program (NHPP) hGH recipients have found CJD only in patients treated before 1977, when a new purification procedure with column chromatography was implemented for hGH extraction...
  18. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome hospitalizations in the United States, 1997 and 2000
    Robert C Holman
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 112:495-501. 2003
    ..To estimate the incidence and describe the epidemiologic characteristics of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) among children in the United States...
  19. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome hospitalizations in Ireland, 1996 through 2000
    Maureen Lynch
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Ricksettial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US DHHS, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:959-63. 2003
    ..To describe the epidemiologic characteristics and estimate the incidence of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) among children in Ireland...
  20. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki disease hospitalization rate among children younger than 5 years in california, 2003-2010
    Laura S Callinan
    From the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA and Infectious Diseases Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:781-3. 2014
    ..An increasing trend during 2003-2010 appears to be driven by an increase from 2003 to 2006, whereas the Kawasaki disease hospitalization rate remained stable through 2010. ..
  21. doi request reprint Analysis of potential risk factors associated with nonresponse to initial intravenous immunoglobulin treatment among Kawasaki disease patients in Japan
    Ritei Uehara
    The Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic Vector Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:155-60. 2008
    ..Some Kawasaki disease (KD) patients do not respond to initial treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). The purpose of this study was to determine potential risk factors associated with IVIG nonresponse among KD patients in Japan...
  22. ncbi request reprint A case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease associated with a dura mater graft in the United States
    David B Blossom
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1396-7. 2007
    ..Clinicians and infection control personnel should be aware that recipients of Lyodura brand dura mater grafts processed before May 1987 may remain at increased risk for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease throughout their lives...
  23. ncbi request reprint Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    Ermias D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop A 39, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Lab Med 22:849-62, v-vi. 2002
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  24. ncbi request reprint Investigation of a possible iatrogenic case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after a neurosurgical procedure
    Natalie Keeler
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1352-7. 2006
    ..To investigate a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) possibly acquired from contaminated neurosurgical instruments...
  25. pmc Sporadic fatal insomnia in an adolescent
    Jennifer L Blase
    Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia and
    Pediatrics 133:e766-70. 2014
    ..Brain tissue testing is necessary for disease confirmation and is particularly beneficial in cases with an unusual clinical presentation. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of hospitalizations for Kawasaki syndrome in Georgia
    Robert V Gibbons
    Division for Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop A 39, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:492-6. 2002
    ..To evaluate and describe the epidemiologic characteristics of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) hospitalizations in Georgia...
  27. ncbi request reprint An investigation of potential neurosurgical transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: challenges and lessons learned
    Rachel L Stricof
    New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY 12237, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:302-4. 2006
    ..5 years later. This investigation highlights the difficulties in assessing possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease...
  28. ncbi request reprint Chronic wasting disease of elk and deer and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: comparative analysis of the scrapie prion protein
    Zhiliang Xie
    Institute of Pathology and National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Biol Chem 281:4199-206. 2006
    ..These findings underline the importance of detailed PrP(Sc) characterization in trying to detect novel forms of acquired prion disease...
  29. pmc A novel human disease with abnormal prion protein sensitive to protease
    Pierluigi Gambetti
    Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Ann Neurol 63:697-708. 2008
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  30. ncbi request reprint Chronic wasting disease of elk: transmissibility to humans examined by transgenic mouse models
    Qingzhong Kong
    Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Neurosci 25:7944-9. 2005
    ..These data indicate that there is a substantial species barrier for transmission of elk CWD to humans...
  31. ncbi request reprint Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance and diagnosis
    Ermias D Belay
    Clin Infect Dis 41:834-6. 2005
  32. pmc Barriers to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease autopsies, California
    Janice K Louie
    California Emerging Infections Program, Richmond, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1677-80. 2004
    ..Most neurologists were comfortable diagnosing CJD (83%), but few pathologists felt comfortable diagnosing CJD (35%) or performing autopsy (29%). Addressing obstacles to autopsy is necessary to improve CJD surveillance...
  33. ncbi request reprint Investigation of Kawasaki syndrome risk factors in Colorado
    Tracee A Treadwell
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases National Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:976-8. 2002
    ..3; 95% confidence interval, 1.8 to 29.3) and possibly with an antecedent respiratory illness. The use of humidifiers should be further investigated as part of future studies of KS...
  34. ncbi request reprint Barriers to autopsy: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in New York state
    Patricia P Lillquist
    New York State Department of Health, Albany, 12237, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 26:207-11. 2006
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