S F Dowell

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Poultry-handling practices during avian influenza outbreak, Thailand
    Sonja J Olsen
    International Emerging Infections Program, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1601-3. 2005
  2. pmc Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan
    Shiing Jer Twu
    Taiwan Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:718-20. 2003
  3. pmc Human disease from influenza A (H5N1), Thailand, 2004
    Tawee Chotpitayasunondh
    Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:201-9. 2005
  4. pmc Comparison of methods of temperature measurement in swine
    S K Hanneman
    Center for Nursing Research, The University of Texas Nursing School at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Lab Anim 38:297-306. 2004
  5. pmc Pandemic lessons from Iceland
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1109-10. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Seasonal patterns of invasive pneumococcal disease
    Scott F Dowell
    International Emerging Infections Program, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Building 2, Tivanon Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Bangkok, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:573-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Standardizing Chlamydia pneumoniae assays: recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control (Canada)
    S F Dowell
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:492-503. 2001
  8. pmc Seasonal variation in host susceptibility and cycles of certain infectious diseases
    S F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:369-74. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint A new imperative for global pneumonia control: a commentary
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:441-2. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media: management and surveillance in an era of pneumococcal resistance--a report from the Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 18:1-9. 1999

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Publications73

  1. pmc Poultry-handling practices during avian influenza outbreak, Thailand
    Sonja J Olsen
    International Emerging Infections Program, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1601-3. 2005
    ..Results suggest that public education campaigns have been effective in reaching those at greatest risk, although some high-risk behavior continues...
  2. pmc Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan
    Shiing Jer Twu
    Taiwan Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:718-20. 2003
    ..For the first 6 weeks of the SARS outbreak, recognized spread was limited to one healthcare worker and three household contacts...
  3. pmc Human disease from influenza A (H5N1), Thailand, 2004
    Tawee Chotpitayasunondh
    Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:201-9. 2005
    ....
  4. pmc Comparison of methods of temperature measurement in swine
    S K Hanneman
    Center for Nursing Research, The University of Texas Nursing School at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Lab Anim 38:297-306. 2004
    ..Intravascular monitoring of core body temperature produces optimal measurement of porcine temperature under varying conditions of physiological stability...
  5. pmc Pandemic lessons from Iceland
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1109-10. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Seasonal patterns of invasive pneumococcal disease
    Scott F Dowell
    International Emerging Infections Program, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Building 2, Tivanon Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Bangkok, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:573-9. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Standardizing Chlamydia pneumoniae assays: recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control (Canada)
    S F Dowell
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:492-503. 2001
    ..These standards should be applied in future investigations and periodically modified as indicated...
  8. pmc Seasonal variation in host susceptibility and cycles of certain infectious diseases
    S F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:369-74. 2001
    ..If such physiologic changes underlie human resistance to infectious diseases for large portions of the year and the changes can be identified and modified, the therapeutic and preventive implications may be considerable...
  9. ncbi request reprint A new imperative for global pneumonia control: a commentary
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:441-2. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media: management and surveillance in an era of pneumococcal resistance--a report from the Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 18:1-9. 1999
    ..vary by geographic region? (4) Where can clinicians learn about resistance patterns in their patient populations? (5) What modifications to laboratory surveillance would improve the utility of the information for clinicians treating AOM?..
  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of emerging pneumococcal drug resistance: implications for treatment and prevention
    J C Butler
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 16:1693-7. 1998
    ..However, the vaccine is underutilized, and a substantial reduction in the morbidity and mortality associated with invasive pneumococcal infections is unlikely until the vaccine is used more widely among persons at risk for disease...
  12. ncbi request reprint Increased carriage of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Malawian children after treatment for malaria with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine
    D R Feikin
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:1501-5. 2000
    ..7% at the 4-week follow-up. Expanding use of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine to treat chloroquine-resistant malaria may have implications for national pneumonia programs in developing countries where cotrimoxazole is widely used...
  13. pmc Optimizing culture of Chlamydia pneumoniae by using multiple centrifugations
    J M Pruckler
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3399-401. 1999
    ..Additional centrifugations and a 7-day culture time resulted in a 500- to 5, 000-fold increase in the number of detectable inclusion-forming units...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between Kawasaki syndrome and Chlamydia pneumoniae infection: an investigation of a Kawasaki syndrome cluster in San Diego County
    S J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:17-22. 2000
    ..Recent studies have suggested that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a common respiratory pathogen associated with an increased risk of heart disease, might lead to KS...
  15. doi request reprint Incidence of respiratory pathogens in persons hospitalized with pneumonia in two provinces in Thailand
    S J Olsen
    Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1811-22. 2010
    ..These data can help guide health policy towards effective prevention strategies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Serotypes and antimicrobial resistance of streptococcus pneumoniae in Thailand 2002-2004
    Sunisa Levine
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thai MOPH U S CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:176-8. 2006
    ..Nonsusceptibility was common among the serotypes included in the vaccine. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine might be a useful prevention tool in Thailand...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia surveillance in Thailand: current practice and future needs
    Jirapat Kanlayanaphotporn
    Bureau of Epidmemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 35:711-6. 2004
    ..Seventy-four percent of persons interviewed completed the surveillance report within one day of patient admission...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Binax NOW, an assay for the detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine samples, performed among pediatric patients
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Disease Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:824-5. 2001
    ..This test is not likely to be useful for distinguishing children with pneumococcal pneumonia from those who are merely colonized...
  19. pmc Limiting the spread of resistant pneumococci: biological and epidemiologic evidence for the effectiveness of alternative interventions
    S J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 13:588-601. 2000
    ..Several areas of future epidemiologic and laboratory research hold promise to contribute to the reduced spread of pneumococcal resistance...
  20. ncbi request reprint Management of community-acquired pneumonia in the era of pneumococcal resistance: a report from the Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    J D Heffelfinger
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1399-408. 2000
    ..To provide recommendations for the management of community-acquired pneumonia and the surveillance of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (DRSP)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A therapy for children with respiratory syncytial virus infection: a multicenter trial in the United States
    J S Bresee
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:777-82. 1996
    ..High dose vitamin A therapy is effective in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with measles infection. Children with acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection have low serum vitamin A concentrations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection with vitamin A: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Santiago, Chile
    S F Dowell
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:782-6. 1996
    ..In respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, as with measles, low serum vitamin A concentrations correlate with increased severity of illness...
  23. pmc Bartonella tamiae sp. nov., a newly recognized pathogen isolated from three human patients from Thailand
    Michael Kosoy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, 3150 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:772-5. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Japanese encephalitis virus remains an important cause of encephalitis in Thailand
    Sonja J Olsen
    Divison of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, 1600 Clifton Road, MS C 12, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e888-92. 2010
    ..Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is endemic in Thailand and prevention strategies include vaccination, vector control, and health education...
  25. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of leptospirosis, Thailand--the importance of the laboratory
    James Sejvar
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA 30333, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 36:289-95. 2005
    ..This surveillance system for leptospirosis highlights difficulties with surveillance of febrile illnesses in general, and the importance of laboratory confirmation for infections that are difficult to diagnose clinically...
  26. pmc Identification of Bartonella infections in febrile human patients from Thailand and their potential animal reservoirs
    Michael Kosoy
    Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:1140-5. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that rodents are likely reservoirs for a substantial portion of cases of human Bartonella infections in Thailand...
  27. pmc Why first-level health workers fail to follow guidelines for managing severe disease in children in the Coast Region, the United Republic of Tanzania
    Nicholas D Walter
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 87:99-107. 2009
    ..To determine why health workers fail to follow integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines for severely ill children at first-level outpatient health facilities in rural areas of the United Republic of Tanzania...
  28. ncbi request reprint The cost of influenza in Thailand
    James Mark Simmerman
    International Emerging Infections Program, Box 68 CDC, APO, AP 96546, USA
    Vaccine 24:4417-26. 2006
    ..The burden of influenza in Thailand is greater than previously appreciated, particularly in young children and the elderly. The impact and cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination for high-risk groups merits further investigation...
  29. ncbi request reprint The incidence of pneumonia in rural Thailand
    Sonja J Olsen
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thai Ministry of Public Health U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Int J Infect Dis 10:439-45. 2006
    ..In 2002, Thailand began active, population-based surveillance for radiographically confirmed pneumonia in Sa Kaeo Province...
  30. ncbi request reprint A household survey to assess the burden of influenza in rural Thailand
    Birgit Clague
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thai MOPH US CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:488-93. 2006
    ..This survey adds to information indicating that in rural Thailand, the burden of influenza is substantial and costs associated with an illness episode are up to 20% of an average monthly income...
  31. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnostic tests for dengue and leptospirosis: antibody detection is insensitive at presentation
    Adam L Cohen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 12:47-51. 2007
    ..To determine the performance of rapid diagnostic tests for dengue and leptospirosis that rely on detecting antibodies that may not be produced when patients present for medical treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus: a novel parvovirus epidemiologically associated with pneumonia requiring hospitalization in Thailand
    Alicia M Fry
    Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:1038-45. 2007
    ..We detected human bocavirus (HBoV) infection in 4.5% of hospitalized patients with pneumonia in rural Thailand. However, the role of HBoV as a pathogen is unclear...
  33. ncbi request reprint Who gets hospitalized for influenza pneumonia in Thailand? Implications for vaccine policy
    Mark A Katz
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States
    Vaccine 25:3827-33. 2007
    ..Cases were also 7.6 times more likely to have chronic respiratory disease. In Thailand, the young, elderly, and those with chronic disease were at high risk for hospitalized pneumonia from influenza...
  34. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for treatment of childhood non-severe pneumonia
    Gavin B Grant
    National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:185-96. 2009
    ..If failure of the first-line agent remains a possible explanation, suitable second-line agents include high-dose amoxicillin-clavulanic acid with or without an affordable macrolide for children over 3 years of age...
  35. doi request reprint Incidence of pneumococcal bacteremia requiring hospitalization in rural Thailand
    Henry C Baggett
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thailand Ministry of Public Health US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Sa Kaeo, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 48:S65-74. 2009
    ..We estimated the incidence of pneumococcal bacteremia cases requiring hospitalization in rural Thailand...
  36. doi request reprint Epidemiology of severe pneumonia caused by Legionella longbeachae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae: 1-year, population-based surveillance for severe pneumonia in Thailand
    Christina R Phares
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:e147-55. 2007
    ..Legionella species, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae are recognized as important causes of pneumonia in high-income countries, but their significance in middle-income countries, such as Thailand, is unknown...
  37. pmc Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type B Carriage, Central Asia
    Stephanie H Factor
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1476-9. 2005
    ..Approximately 6% of children carried Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Using pneumococcal and Hib conjugate vaccines may decrease illness in the Central Asian Republics...
  38. ncbi request reprint Transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome on aircraft
    Sonja J Olsen
    International Emerging Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    N Engl J Med 349:2416-22. 2003
    ..Although many infected persons traveled on commercial aircraft, the risk, if any, of in-flight transmission is unknown...
  39. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizing rural Malawian children
    Daniel R Feikin
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PHS DHHS, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop C23, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:564-7. 2003
    ..Forty-three percent of isolates were serotypes included in the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and 37% were vaccine-related serotypes, particularly 6A and 19A...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of children with recurrent pneumonia diagnosed by World Health Organization criteria
    James D Heffelfinger
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:108-12. 2002
    ..Many children are treated repeatedly: 23% of children with pneumonia in our rural Haitian district had met the WHO criteria on two or more occasions; but underlying disease in such children has not been systematically studied...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in children in the developing world: new challenges, new solutions
    Anne Schuchat
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 15:181-9. 2004
    ..Surveillance tools are needed that will bridge studies of interventions, establish preventable disease burden, and serve as indicators for monitoring new programs...
  42. pmc Development and evaluation of real-time PCR-based fluorescence assays for detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae
    Maria Lucia C Tondella
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Centers for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:575-83. 2002
    ..The real-time VD4 assay detected the most positive results of the five assays. We believe that this real-time PCR assay offers advantages over nested PCR assays and may improve the detection of C. pneumoniae in clinical specimens...
  43. ncbi request reprint Treating cardiovascular disease with antimicrobial agents: a survey of knowledge, attitudes, and practices among physicians in the United States
    F Gimenez-Sanchez
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:171-6. 2001
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint A novel coronavirus associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Thomas G Ksiazek
    Special Pathogens Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1953-66. 2003
    ..We conducted studies to identify the etiologic agent of this outbreak...
  45. ncbi request reprint Influenza in Thailand: a case study for middle income countries
    James Mark Simmerman
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thailand MOPH U S CDC Collaboration, Department of Disease Control Bldg 7, 3rd Floor, Ministry of Public Health, Tivanon Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
    Vaccine 23:182-7. 2004
    ..Thailand's growing economy, well-developed public health infrastructure, and effective national immunization program could enable the country to take more active steps towards influenza control...
  46. ncbi request reprint Assessing the sensitivity of surveillance for pneumonia in rural Thailand
    Shadi Chamany
    Epidemic Intelligence Service and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development OWCD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 39:549-56. 2008
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of infectious diseases and severe acute respiratory syndrome-what we don't know can hurt us
    Scott F Dowell
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thai Ministry of Public Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Lancet Infect Dis 4:704-8. 2004
    ..Because SARS coronavirus RNA can be detected in the stool of some individuals for at least 9 weeks, recurrence of SARS from persistently shedding human or animal reservoirs is biologically plausible...
  48. ncbi request reprint Severe pneumococcal pneumonia in previously healthy children: the role of preceding influenza infection
    K L O'Brien
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 30:784-9. 2000
    ..Prevention of pneumococcal disease should be included among the potential benefits of influenza vaccination...
  49. ncbi request reprint Physician control of pediatric antimicrobial use in Beijing, China, and its rural environs
    D Rifkin
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:679-84. 2001
    ..Physician education and implementation of treatment guidelines might substantially reduce inappropriate antimicrobial usage and help prevent antimicrobial resistance in this region...
  50. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing pneumonia in rural Thailand: Digital cameras versus film digitizers for chest radiograph teleradiology
    Massoud Javadi
    International Emerging Infections Program, Thai MOPH US CDC Collaboration, 3rd Floor, DDC Building 7, Ministry of Public Health, Muang Nonthaburi, 11000 Thailand
    Int J Infect Dis 10:129-35. 2006
    ..Digital imaging permits rapid electronic transfer of data to radiologists, and recent improvements in digital camera technology present high quality, yet cheaper, options...
  51. ncbi request reprint Early containment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS); experience from Bamrasnaradura Institute, Thailand
    Achara Chaovavanich
    Bamrasnaradura Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 87:1182-7. 2004
    ..The authors instituted airborne, droplet and contact precautions from the time of admission, and reviewed the efficacy of these measures...
  52. ncbi request reprint Infection control practices for SARS in Lao People's Democratic Republic, Taiwan, and Thailand: experience from mobile SARS containment teams, 2003
    Nolan E Lee
    Epidemic Intelligence Service assigned to Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:377-83. 2004
    ..We describe practices observed by mobile SARS containment teams (mobile teams) during outbreak investigations...
  53. ncbi request reprint Adverse and beneficial secondary effects of mass treatment with azithromycin to eliminate blindness due to trachoma in Nepal
    A M Fry
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:395-402. 2002
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Mortality from pneumonia in children in the United States, 1939 through 1996
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    N Engl J Med 342:1399-407. 2000
    ..We used data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, the Medicaid program, and published reports to test these hypotheses...
  55. ncbi request reprint Transmission of Ebola hemorrhagic fever: a study of risk factors in family members, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995. Commission de Lutte contre les Epidémies à Kikwit
    S F Dowell
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 179:S87-91. 1999
    ..EHF is transmitted principally by direct physical contact with an ill person or their body fluids during the later stages of illness...
  56. ncbi request reprint Trends in liver cancer, Sa Kaeo Province Thailand
    Joseph J Amon
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 6:382-6. 2005
    ..To determine liver cancer trends in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand...
  57. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance: is it really that bad?
    Scott F Dowell
    International Emerging Infections Program, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Thai Ministry of Public Health, Building 7, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Tivanon Road, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 15:99-104. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Frequent Haemophilus influenzae type B colonization in rural Thailand
    Sonja J Olsen
    International Emerging Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thai Ministry of Public Health Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:739-42. 2005
    ..In this nasopharyngeal carriage study in rural Thailand, 7% of children younger than 5 years of age carried Hib, a prevalence similar to that found in countries with high rates of Hib disease before vaccine introduction...
  59. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus on hospital surfaces
    Scott F Dowell
    International Emerging Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:652-7. 2004
    ..Health care workers continued to contract severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), even after barrier precautions were widely implemented...
  60. ncbi request reprint SARS in Taiwan: an overview and lessons learned
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Department of Health, Center for Diseases Control, Taiwan
    Int J Infect Dis 9:77-85. 2005
    ..This report aims to describe the epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan between March and July 2003, and to examine the public health response...
  61. ncbi request reprint Update of practice guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults
    Lionel A Mandell
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1405-33. 2003
  62. ncbi request reprint Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society consensus guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults
    Lionel A Mandell
    McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 44:S27-72. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance in countries with limited resources: unique challenges and limited alternatives
    Sayomporn Sirinavin
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 15:94-8. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint RE: "Seasonal patterns in monthly hemoglobin A1c values"
    Scott F Dowell
    Am J Epidemiol 162:920-1; author reply 921. 2005
  65. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for avian influenza in human beings in Thailand
    Sonja J Olsen
    Lancet Infect Dis 6:757-8. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Probable person-to-person transmission of avian influenza A (H5N1)
    Kumnuan Ungchusak
    Bureau of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control, Thai Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    N Engl J Med 352:333-40. 2005
    ..No evidence of efficient person-to-person transmission has yet been reported. We investigated possible person-to-person transmission in a family cluster of the disease in Thailand...
  67. ncbi request reprint Introduction: antimicrobial resistance among pediatric respiratory tract and nosocomial pathogens
    Scott F Dowell
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 15:3-4. 2004
  68. pmc Little evidence for genetic susceptibility to influenza A (H5N1) from family clustering data
    Virginia E Pitzer
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1074-6. 2007
    ..We show that, by chance alone, a high proportion of clusters are expected to be limited to blood relatives when infection is a rare event...
  69. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the risk of Ebola virus transmission from bodily fluids and fomites
    Daniel G Bausch
    Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:S142-7. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Introduction. Special issues in pediatric antimicrobial resistance
    Scott F Dowell
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 15:67-8. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint How a human pandemic could start
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA
    Harv Bus Rev 84:22. 2006
  72. ncbi request reprint Field performance and new uses of rapid influenza testing in Thailand
    James Mark Simmerman
    World Health Organization, 63 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Int J Infect Dis 11:166-71. 2007
    ..However, the performance and utility of rapid influenza tests under field conditions in rural Southeast Asia has not been evaluated...
  73. ncbi request reprint Surviving pneumonia--just a short-term lease on life?
    Scott F Dowell
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:895-6. 2004