K Lisa Cairns
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Outbreak of coccidioidomycosis in Washington state residents returning from MexicoL Cairns
Section of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Washington State Department of Health, and Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Seattle, WA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 30:61-4. 2000..immitis infection. Travelers visiting regions where C. immitis is endemic should be made aware of the risk of acquiring coccidioidomycosis, and health care providers should be familiar with coccidioidomycosis and its diagnosis...
- Cross-sectional survey methods to assess retrospectively mortality in humanitarian emergenciesK Lisa Cairns
Global Immunization Division, National Immunization Program, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop E05, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States
Disasters 33:503-21. 2009..Maternal mortality can be appraised via the initial identification of maternal deaths in the study population and a subsequent investigation to determine the cause of each death...
- Should outbreak response immunization be recommended for measles outbreaks in middle- and low-income countries? An updateK Lisa Cairns
Global Immunization Division, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
J Infect Dis 204:S35-46. 2011..World Health Organization guidelines published in 1999 recommended against ORI in such settings, although recently these guidelines have been reversed for countries with measles mortality reduction goals...
- Challenges in measuring measles case fatality ratios in settings without vital registrationK Lisa Cairns
Global Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 05, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Emerg Themes Epidemiol 7:4. 2010..Our experiences are relevant to those conducting retrospective CFR studies for measles or other diseases, and to those interested in all-cause mortality studies...
- Measles outbreak in Tanzania, 2006-2007James L Goodson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Immunization Division, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Vaccine 28:5979-85. 2010..4, p=0.01), being younger, and having a less-educated caretaker. Vaccine effectiveness was 88% (one dose) and 96% (two doses). Results highlight the importance of receiving one dose of measles vaccine, and the added benefit of two doses...
- Impact of measles outbreak response vaccination campaign in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaJames L Goodson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Vaccine 27:5870-4. 2009..8 prior to ORV to 1.8 (p<0.0001) after; 506 measles cases and 18 measles deaths were likely averted. These results support the need for revised recommendations concerning ORV in general settings in Africa...
- Measles outbreak in South Africa, 2003-2005Meredith L McMorrow
Malaria Branch Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and United States Public Health Service, Atlanta, USA
S Afr Med J 99:314-9. 2009..However, from July 2003 to November 2005, 1676 laboratory-confirmed measles cases were reported in South Africa. We investigated the outbreak's cause and the role of HIV...
- Too little but not too late: results of a literature review to improve routine immunization programs in developing countriesTove K Ryman
Global Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E05, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 8:134. 2008..In this paper, we present strategies that may be used at the sub-national level to improve routine immunization programs...