James E Childs

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The ascendancy of Amblyomma americanum as a vector of pathogens affecting humans in the United States
    James E Childs
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 48:307-37. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2002
    John W Krebs
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 223:1736-48. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint National surveillance and the epidemiology of human Q fever in the United States, 1978-2004
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch and Office of the Director, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:36-40. 2006
  4. pmc Flying squirrel-associated typhus, United States
    Mary G Reynolds
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop G13, Atlanta, GA 30338, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1341-3. 2003
  5. pmc Skunk and raccoon rabies in the eastern United States: temporal and spatial analysis
    Marta A Guerra
    Division of Quarantine and Global Migration, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1143-50. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Imported spotted fever rickettsioses in United States travelers returning from Africa: a summary of cases confirmed by laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999-2002
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, and Infectious Disease Pathology Activity, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:98-101. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Rabies among infrequently reported mammalian carnivores in the United States, 1960-2000
    John W Krebs
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road MS G13, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:253-61. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Q fever in humans and animals in the United States
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2:179-91. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Trends in national surveillance for rabies among bats in the United States (1993-2000)
    Alison M Mondul
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 222:633-9. 2003
  10. pmc Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12107-11. 2005

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint The ascendancy of Amblyomma americanum as a vector of pathogens affecting humans in the United States
    James E Childs
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 48:307-37. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2002
    John W Krebs
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 223:1736-48. 2003
    ..California, Tennessee, and Iowa each reported a case of rabies in a human being during 2002. All cases of rabies in humans were the result of infection with bat variants of the rabies virus...
  3. ncbi request reprint National surveillance and the epidemiology of human Q fever in the United States, 1978-2004
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch and Office of the Director, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:36-40. 2006
    ..Since Q fever became reportable, case reports have increased by more than 250%. Surveillance for Q fever is essential to establish the distribution and magnitude of disease and to complement U.S. bioterrorism preparedness activities...
  4. pmc Flying squirrel-associated typhus, United States
    Mary G Reynolds
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop G13, Atlanta, GA 30338, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1341-3. 2003
  5. pmc Skunk and raccoon rabies in the eastern United States: temporal and spatial analysis
    Marta A Guerra
    Division of Quarantine and Global Migration, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1143-50. 2003
    ..In areas where the raccoon rabies virus variant is enzootic, spatio-temporal analysis does not provide evidence that this rabies virus variant is currently cycling independently among skunks...
  6. ncbi request reprint Imported spotted fever rickettsioses in United States travelers returning from Africa: a summary of cases confirmed by laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999-2002
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, and Infectious Disease Pathology Activity, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:98-101. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Rabies among infrequently reported mammalian carnivores in the United States, 1960-2000
    John W Krebs
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road MS G13, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:253-61. 2003
    ..Variants of the rabies virus in samples from mongooses in Puerto Rico could not be distinguished from those in samples from dogs in Puerto Rico by virus typing methods...
  8. ncbi request reprint Q fever in humans and animals in the United States
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2:179-91. 2002
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Trends in national surveillance for rabies among bats in the United States (1993-2000)
    Alison M Mondul
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 222:633-9. 2003
    ..To describe surveillance trends and epidemiologic features of rabies in bats in the United States, focusing on 3 bat species primarily associated with variants of the rabies virus that affect humans...
  10. pmc Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12107-11. 2005
    ..The use of integrated approaches, such as the geographical analysis of sequence variants, coupled with information on spatial dynamics will become indispensable aids in understanding patterns of disease emergence...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2001
    John W Krebs
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 221:1690-701. 2002
    ..3% (15 to 13). One case of rabies in a human being reported by California during 2001 was the result of infection with a canine variant of the rabies virus acquired outside the United States...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of oliveros virus infection in rodents in central Argentina
    James N Mills
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:315-23. 2007
    ..Infection may have been associated with scars, which were also approximately equally distributed among male and female Necromys...
  13. ncbi request reprint National surveillance for the human ehrlichioses in the United States, 1997-2001, and proposed methods for evaluation of data quality
    Stacy L Gardner
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:80-9. 2003
    ..Methods are proposed for evaluating the quality and representativeness of HME and HGE surveillance data, using well-established surveillance systems for Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Passive surveillance as an instrument to identify risk factors for fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever: is there more to learn?
    James E Childs
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:450-7. 2002
    ..Modified surveillance activities could focus on evaluating the risk for fatal RMSF among special populations, monitoring appropriate antibiotic use, and assessing new diagnostic tests...
  15. ncbi request reprint Q fever
    Jennifer H McQuiston
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 221:796-9. 2002
  16. pmc Ehrlichia chaffeensis: a prototypical emerging pathogen
    Christopher D Paddock
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 16:37-64. 2003
    ..americanum, and improvements in confirmatory diagnostic methods, are also explored...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rickettsialpox in New York City: a persistent urban zoonosis
    Christopher D Paddock
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:36-44. 2003
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Serologic evidence for a novel Ehrlichia species in woodchucks (Marmota monax) from Pennsylvania, USA
    William L Nicholson
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:90-3. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Short report: concurrent Rocky Mountain spotted fever in a dog and its owner
    Christopher D Paddock
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:197-9. 2002
    ..Previous reports of concurrent RMSF in dogs and their owners are reviewed, and the epidemiologic significance of this occurrence is discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Assessing the magnitude of fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the United States: comparison of two national data sources
    Christopher D Paddock
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, and Office of the Director, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:349-54. 2002
    ....
  21. pmc Hantavirus and arenavirus antibodies in persons with occupational rodent exposure
    Charles F Fulhorst
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0609, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:532-8. 2007
    ..These results suggest that risk for infection with hantaviruses or arenaviruses usually is low in persons whose occupations entail close physical contact with neotomine or sigmodontine rodents in North America...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pseudoepidemic of Q fever at an animal research facility
    Lisa A Conti
    Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 4:343-350. 2004
    ..This pseudoepidemic resulted from a lapse in laboratory quality control for testing. Similar errors can be avoided through standardization and improved review of laboratory procedures...
  23. pmc A priori prediction of disease invasion dynamics in a novel environment
    Colin A Russell
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:21-5. 2004
    ..These results have general implications for predicting future pathogen invasions and evaluating potential containment strategies...
  24. ncbi request reprint Environmental and human demographic features associated with epizootic raccoon rabies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
    Meghan E Jones
    Community Health Assessment and Service Evaluation Unit, Northeast Health District, Athens, Georgia 30605, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:869-74. 2003
    ..1, 0.9)]. A combination of land use and human population density measures provided the best model for determining epizootic size and may be important predictors of epizootic behavior and risk of exposure to this reservoir species...
  25. ncbi request reprint Serologic evidence of infection with granulocytic ehrlichiae in black bears in Pennsylvania
    Sharon M Schultz
    Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701, USA
    J Wildl Dis 38:47-53. 2002
    ..This is the first description of antibodies reactive to the HGE agent in black bears and suggests these mammals are infected with the agent of HGE or an antigenically related ehrlichial species...
  26. ncbi request reprint Infection with Anaplasma phagocytophila in cervids from Slovenia: evidence of two genotypic lineages
    Miroslav Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:641-7. 2002
    ..In order to assess the possibility that roe and red deer in Slovenia serve as potential reservoir hosts for A. phagocytophila, materials from both species were examined...
  27. pmc Predicting the spatial dynamics of rabies epidemics on heterogeneous landscapes
    David L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, 115 Howard Hall, 660 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:3668-72. 2002
    ....
  28. pmc Predictive spatial dynamics and strategic planning for raccoon rabies emergence in Ohio
    Colin A Russell
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 3:e88. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Rickettsiology: present and future directions: preface
    Karim E Hechemy
    Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:xvii-xx. 2003
  30. pmc Bats: important reservoir hosts of emerging viruses
    Charles H Calisher
    Arthropod Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 19:531-45. 2006
    ..From these summaries, it is clear that we do not know enough about bat biology; we are doing too little in terms of bat conservation; and there remain a multitude of questions regarding the role of bats in disease emergence...
  31. pmc Ecological factors associated with West Nile virus transmission, northeastern United States
    Heidi E Brown
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1539-45. 2008
    ..75 cases/100,000 residents) than counties with the most (>70%) forest cover. These results quantify urbanization as a risk factor for WNV disease incidence and are consistent with knowledge of vector species in this area...