Rafael Harpaz

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Elimination of new chronic hepatitis B virus infections: results of the Alaska immunization program
    R Harpaz
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:413-8. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from establishing and evaluating indicators of the quality of measles surveillance in the United States, 1996-1998
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S196-203. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Has surveillance been adequate to detect endemic measles in the United States?
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S191-5. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Completeness of measles case reporting: review of estimates for the United States
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S185-90. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Can a minimum rate of investigation of measleslike illnesses serve as a standard for evaluating measles surveillance?
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S204-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of measles in the United States, 1997-2001
    Mark J Papania
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S61-8. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Varicella outbreak reporting, response, management, and national surveillance
    Jessica Leung
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S108-13. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Measles surveillance in five major US cities: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York
    Maureen Kolasa
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S216-21. 2004
  9. doi request reprint An outbreak of varicella in elementary school children with two-dose varicella vaccine recipients--Arkansas, 2006
    Philip L Gould
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:678-81. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of laboratory methods for diagnosis of varicella
    Jessica Leung
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:23-32. 2010

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Elimination of new chronic hepatitis B virus infections: results of the Alaska immunization program
    R Harpaz
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:413-8. 2000
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from establishing and evaluating indicators of the quality of measles surveillance in the United States, 1996-1998
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S196-203. 2004
    ..The CDC and health departments need to continue efforts directed at health care professionals to ensure the recognition, proper diagnostic workup, and reporting of measles...
  3. ncbi request reprint Has surveillance been adequate to detect endemic measles in the United States?
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S191-5. 2004
    ..Surveillance appears to be adequate to support the contention that measles is no longer endemic in the United States...
  4. ncbi request reprint Completeness of measles case reporting: review of estimates for the United States
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S185-90. 2004
    ..Surveillance in the United States is responsive, and its sensitivity likely increases when measles is circulating. Continued efforts to reinforce the clinical recognition and reporting of measles cases are warranted...
  5. ncbi request reprint Can a minimum rate of investigation of measleslike illnesses serve as a standard for evaluating measles surveillance?
    Rafael Harpaz
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S204-9. 2004
    ..On the basis of these findings, we propose that programs attempting measles elimination consider evaluating surveillance by comparing the annual rate of suspected measles investigations against a minimum standard of 1/100000 population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of measles in the United States, 1997-2001
    Mark J Papania
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S61-8. 2004
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Varicella outbreak reporting, response, management, and national surveillance
    Jessica Leung
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S108-13. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Measles surveillance in five major US cities: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York
    Maureen Kolasa
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S216-21. 2004
    ..Most (83%) suspected cases that met the case definition had a complete case investigation, including a laboratory test for measles. We conclude that surveillance in these 5 cities shows no evidence of endemic measles transmission...
  9. doi request reprint An outbreak of varicella in elementary school children with two-dose varicella vaccine recipients--Arkansas, 2006
    Philip L Gould
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:678-81. 2009
    ..In October 2006, the Arkansas Department of Health was notified of a varicella outbreak among students where some received a second dose during an outbreak-related vaccination campaign in February 2006...
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of laboratory methods for diagnosis of varicella
    Jessica Leung
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:23-32. 2010
    ..We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of laboratory tests and specimen types to assess diagnostic performance and determine what role testing can play after skin lesions have resolved...
  11. doi request reprint Herpes zoster incidence among insured persons in the United States, 1993-2006: evaluation of impact of varicella vaccination
    Jessica Leung
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:332-40. 2011
    ..We examined trends in the incidence of HZ and impact of varicella vaccination on HZ trends using a large medical claims database...
  12. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of the 7-vaccine routine childhood immunization schedule in the United States, 2001
    Fangjun Zhou
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:1136-44. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Measles surveillance in the United States: an overview
    Dalya Guris
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S177-84. 2004
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint International importation of measles virus--United States, 1993-2001
    Natalia Vukshich Oster
    Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S48-53. 2004
    ..Further reduction of measles in the United States requires international cooperation and improved global surveillance and control of measles...
  15. doi request reprint Herpes zoster vaccination among adults aged 60 years and older, in the U.S., 2008
    Peng Jun Lu
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:e1-6. 2011
    ..The vaccine to prevent HZ was approved by Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices for people aged ≥60 years in 2006 (these recommendations were published in 2008)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of varicella vaccination on health care utilization
    Fangjun Zhou
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 294:797-802. 2005
    ..However, national surveillance data are incomplete, and comprehensive data regarding outpatient as well as hospital utilization have not been reported...
  17. doi request reprint The impact of the varicella vaccination program on herpes zoster epidemiology in the United States: a review
    Meredith A Reynolds
    Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S224-7. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to identify these factors, to isolate possible additional effects from a varicella vaccination program. Untangling the contribution of these different factors on HZ epidemiology will be challenging...
  18. pmc Evaluating the impact of the HIV pandemic on measles control and elimination
    Rita F Helfand
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop A 30, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:329-37. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Lack of evidence of measles virus shedding in people with inapparent measles virus infections
    Fabio A Lievano
    Measles Elimination Activity, Child Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S165-70. 2004
    ..0; 95% confidence interval, 1.9-19.2). None of the 133 contacts had virological evidence of infection by culture or polymerase chain reaction. We found no evidence that persons with inapparent measles virus infections shed measles virus...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of recurrent epidemics of hepatitis a virus infection on population immunity levels: Bristol Bay, Alaska
    Dolly Peach
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4055 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    J Infect Dis 186:1081-5. 2002
    ..Little transmission occurred between epidemics. Vaccination of children against HAV should prevent future epidemics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Low risk of measles transmission after exposure on an international airline flight
    Pauli N Amornkul
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology Program Office, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S81-5. 2004
    ..An aggressive response by health departments may not be warranted after airborne exposure to measles. Each health department should make such determinations on the basis of specific circumstances and availability of resources...
  22. pmc Chronic medical conditions as risk factors for herpes zoster
    Riduan M Joesoef
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 87:961-7. 2012
    ..To determine the degree to which chronic conditions might contribute to the unexplained burden of herpes zoster...
  23. doi request reprint Mumps outbreak in Orthodox Jewish communities in the United States
    Albert E Barskey
    Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1704-13. 2012
    ..The outbreak described in this report occurred among U.S. Orthodox Jewish communities during 2009 and 2010...
  24. doi request reprint Herpes zoster vaccination among adults aged 60 years or older in the United States, 2007: uptake of the first new vaccine to target seniors
    Peng Jun Lu
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 27:882-7. 2009
    ..We examined HZ vaccination coverage among persons aged > or =60 years in the U.S. in 2007, and evaluated factors affecting the uptake of HZ vaccine in this population...
  25. doi request reprint Association of physical trauma with risk of herpes zoster among Medicare beneficiaries in the United States
    John X Zhang
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 207:1007-11. 2013
    ..Cases who had cranial HZ were >25 times as likely as controls to have had cranial trauma in the week before HZ onset. Therefore, recent trauma can be a trigger for HZ...
  26. doi request reprint Performance of an algorithm for assessing smallpox risk among patients with rashes that may be confused with smallpox
    Sonja S Hutchins
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S195-203. 2008
    ..Use of the algorithm did not result in misclassification of AGVPR as high risk for smallpox. The algorithm is a highly specific tool for clinical evaluation of suspected smallpox disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for using smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program. Supplemental recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
    Melinda Wharton
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 52:1-16. 2003
    ..Revised recommendations will be developed as needed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Syndromic surveillance for measleslike illnesses in a managed care setting
    James D Nordin
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:S222-6. 2004
    ..Provider education regarding evaluation and reporting of measles is warranted. Databases at health care plans can be used to address public health issues and to establish syndromic surveillance for communicable diseases...
  29. ncbi request reprint Chickenpox outbreak in a highly vaccinated school population
    Aisha O Jumaan
    Pediatrics 114:1130; author reply 1131. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Secondary transmission of varicella vaccine virus in a chronic care facility for children
    Richard Grossberg
    Hattie Larlham Center for Children With Disabilities, Mantua, Ohio, USA
    J Pediatr 148:842-4. 2006
    ..We demonstrate that vaccine-strain virus was transmitted to both persons, and that transmission included at least 2 variant vaccine strains...
  31. ncbi request reprint Shingles vaccine: effective and costly or cost-effective?
    Jeffrey P Koplan
    Ann Intern Med 145:386-7. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint Community and patient values for preventing herpes zoster
    Tracy A Lieu
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 26:235-49. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Prevention of herpes zoster: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
    Rafael Harpaz
    Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 57:1-30; quiz CE2-4. 2008
    ..Before administration of zoster vaccine, patients do not need to be asked about their history of varicella (chickenpox) or to have serologic testing conducted to determine varicella immunity...
  34. doi request reprint National survey of primary care physicians regarding herpes zoster and the herpes zoster vaccine
    Laura P Hurley
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, The Children s Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S216-23. 2008
    ..This study describes physicians' perception of burden associated with herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), intentions for recommending the HZ vaccine, and perceived barriers to vaccination...