T F Jones

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Family cluster of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
    T F Jones
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:853-9. 1999
  2. ncbi Serological survey and active surveillance for La Crosse virus infections among children in Tennessee
    T F Jones
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 31:1284-7. 2000
  3. ncbi Miniature chest radiograph screening for tuberculosis in jails: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    T F Jones
    Tuberculosis Control Program, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:77-81. 2001
  4. pmc Perceived etiology of foodborne illness among public health personnel
    T F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Services, Nashville 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:904-5. 2001
  5. pmc An outbreak of community-acquired foodborne illness caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 4th Floor, Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:82-4. 2002
  6. ncbi Increased incidence of the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the surrounding community after an outbreak in a jail
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health and Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    South Med J 96:155-7. 2003
  7. ncbi Newly recognized focus of La Crosse encephalitis in Tennessee
    T F Jones
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:93-7. 1999
  8. ncbi Antimicrobial-resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella is associated with excess bloodstream infections and hospitalizations
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:554-61. 2005
  9. ncbi Factors associated with seeking medical care and submitting a stool sample in estimating the burden of foodborne illness
    Elaine Scallan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:432-8. 2006
  10. ncbi Listeria monocytogenes infection from foods prepared in a commercial establishment: a case-control study of potential sources of sporadic illness in the United States
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:521-8. 2007

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi Family cluster of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
    T F Jones
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:853-9. 1999
    ..Because hyperendemic foci and family clusters of RMSF can occur, when a case is suspected clinicians should be vigilant for signs and symptoms consistent with R. rickettsii infection in other persons who may have been similarly exposed...
  2. ncbi Serological survey and active surveillance for La Crosse virus infections among children in Tennessee
    T F Jones
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 31:1284-7. 2000
    ..Only 5 (0.5%) of 1000 serum samples being tested at the state laboratory for other diseases had evidence of antibodies to La Crosse virus. These findings suggest that La Crosse virus is newly endemic to eastern Tennessee...
  3. ncbi Miniature chest radiograph screening for tuberculosis in jails: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    T F Jones
    Tuberculosis Control Program, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:77-81. 2001
    ..Miniature chest radiography should be strongly considered as an important tool in the fight to eliminate tuberculosis from the high-risk populations that may be reached through screening in jails...
  4. pmc Perceived etiology of foodborne illness among public health personnel
    T F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Services, Nashville 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:904-5. 2001
    ..Fewer than 3% of respondents correctly identified the leading cause of foodborne illness...
  5. pmc An outbreak of community-acquired foodborne illness caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 4th Floor, Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:82-4. 2002
    ..This is the first report of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness caused by community-acquired MRSA...
  6. ncbi Increased incidence of the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the surrounding community after an outbreak in a jail
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health and Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    South Med J 96:155-7. 2003
    ..Between 1995 and 1997, a tuberculosis outbreak occurred in a large, urban jail. We investigated whether the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) was circulating in the surrounding community after that outbreak...
  7. ncbi Newly recognized focus of La Crosse encephalitis in Tennessee
    T F Jones
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:93-7. 1999
    ..This cluster may represent an extension of a recently identified endemic focus of La Crosse virus infection in West Virginia...
  8. ncbi Antimicrobial-resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella is associated with excess bloodstream infections and hospitalizations
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:554-61. 2005
    ..Nontyphoidal Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness. Few studies have explored the health consequences of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella...
  9. ncbi Factors associated with seeking medical care and submitting a stool sample in estimating the burden of foodborne illness
    Elaine Scallan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:432-8. 2006
    ..Cases of acute diarrheal illness ascertained through laboratory-based public health surveillance are likely to differ systematically from unreported cases and likely over-represent those with bloody diarrhea and longer diarrhea duration...
  10. ncbi Listeria monocytogenes infection from foods prepared in a commercial establishment: a case-control study of potential sources of sporadic illness in the United States
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:521-8. 2007
    ..Efforts to reduce foodborne listeriosis have focused on foods frequently implicated in outbreaks. Potential sources for L. monocytogenes infection not associated with outbreaks remain poorly understood...
  11. ncbi Determinants of influenza vaccination, 2003-2004: shortages, fallacies and disparities
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1824-8. 2004
    ..Understanding the determinants of vaccine receipt is important for guiding immunization policies...
  12. ncbi Antimicrobial use and outcomes in patients with multidrug-resistant and pansusceptible Salmonella Newport infections, 2002-2003
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Microb Drug Resist 11:371-7. 2005
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  13. ncbi Family outbreaks of invasive community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:e76-8. 2006
    ..Although surveillance via culture of family contacts of patients with invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is not currently recommended, such clusters should stimulate reevaluation of preventive measures...
  14. ncbi Eating in restaurants: a risk factor for foodborne disease?
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1324-8. 2006
    ..Clinicians should report all suspected foodborne disease to public health authorities to ensure appropriate epidemiologic investigation...
  15. ncbi A case-control study of the epidemiology of sporadic Salmonella infection in infants
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 4th Floor, Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2380-7. 2006
    ..We performed a case-control study to identify dietary and environmental risk factors for sporadic salmonellosis among infants...
  16. ncbi FoodNet: overview of a decade of achievement
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 4:60-6. 2007
    ..FoodNet helps build capacity for foodborne disease surveillance in participating sites and through close collaborations with PulseNet, EHS-Net, Global SalmSurv, and other partners...
  17. ncbi Mass distribution of free, intranasally administered influenza vaccine in a public school system
    L Rand Carpenter
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e172-8. 2007
    ..School-based influenza vaccination programs are a potentially important method of protecting the community against influenza. We evaluated the feasibility and success of a large, school-based influenza vaccination campaign...
  18. pmc Response to emerging infection leading to outbreak of linezolid-resistant enterococci
    Marion A Kainer
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1024-30. 2007
    ..1 per day), and duration of preceding linezolid therapy (AOR 1.1 per day). Linezolid exposure and patient-to-patient transmission appear to be responsible for LRE infections, an important emeraina hospital problem...
  19. doi Stool cultures and antimicrobial prescriptions related to infectious diarrhea
    L Rand Carpenter
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:1709-12. 2008
    ..Frequent use of antimicrobials for diarrhea without stool culture may indicate inappropriate antimicrobial use and has critical implications for public health...
  20. doi Salmonellosis outcomes differ substantially by serotype
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 1st Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg, 425 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:109-14. 2008
    ..Most human infections are caused by closely related serotypes within 1 species of Salmonella. Few data are available on differences in severity of disease among common serotypes...
  21. doi Public knowledge and attitudes regarding public health inspections of restaurants
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:510-3. 2008
    ..S. each year, and almost half of all money spent on food is spent in restaurants. Restaurant inspections are a critical public health intervention for the prevention of foodborne disease...
  22. doi Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and skin infections among personnel at a pediatric clinic
    L Rand Carpenter
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:665-7. 2008
    ..Health care workers in outpatient settings are increasingly exposed to substantial numbers of persons with MRSA, and infection control practices in the ambulatory care setting deserve reemphasis...
  23. ncbi Use of stool collection kits delivered to patients can improve confirmation of etiology in foodborne disease outbreaks
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1454-9. 2004
    ..In 68% of foodborne disease outbreaks, no etiologic pathogen is identified. In two-thirds of outbreaks with no identified etiology, no stool specimens are submitted for testing...
  24. ncbi Limitations to successful investigation and reporting of foodborne outbreaks: an analysis of foodborne disease outbreaks in FoodNet catchment areas, 1998-1999
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:S297-302. 2004
    ....
  25. ncbi La Crosse encephalitis in Eastern Tennessee: clinical, environmental, and entomological characteristics from a blinded cohort study
    Paul C Erwin
    East Tennessee Regional Office, Tennessee Department of Health, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1060-5. 2002
    ..013). Evidence is accumulating that the newly introduced mosquito species Ae. albopictus may be involved in the emergence of La Crosse virus infection in eastern Tennessee...
  26. ncbi Epidemiologic investigation of a restaurant-associated outbreak of Pontiac fever
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1292-7. 2003
    ..Pontiac fever should be considered as a diagnosis during acute outbreaks of influenza-like illness with a high attack rate and no other identified etiology...
  27. pmc From pig to pacifier: chitterling-associated yersiniosis outbreak among black infants
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1007-9. 2003
    ..001). Of 13 samples of chitterlings tested, 2 were positive for Yersinia intermedia and 5 for Salmonella. Decontamination of chitterlings before sale with methods such as irradiation should be strongly considered...
  28. ncbi Risk factors for tick exposure and suboptimal adherence to preventive recommendations
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville 37247, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:47-50. 2002
    ..Tickborne diseases are the most common vectorborne illnesses in the United States. Understanding risk factors for tick bites and adherence to preventive measures are important in preventing morbidity associated with tickborne disease...
  29. pmc Restaurant inspection scores and foodborne disease
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:688-92. 2004
    ..A variety of factors influence the uniformity of restaurant inspections. The restaurant inspection system should be examined to identify ways to ensure food safety...
  30. pmc Antimicrobial resistance among Campylobacter strains, United States, 1997-2001
    Amita Gupta
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1102-9. 2004
    ..Ciprofloxacin resistance has emerged among Campylobacter since 1990 and has increased in prevalence since 1997...
  31. ncbi Outbreak of joint and soft-tissue infections associated with injections from a multiple-dose medication vial
    David L Kirschke
    Epidemiology Program Office, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA and Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1369-73. 2003
    ..aureus in MDVs of lidocaine revealed prolonged survival at refrigerator temperatures. This outbreak highlights the importance of strict attention to aseptic procedures and carefully following manufacturers' instructions when using MDVs...
  32. ncbi Photokeratitis and UV-radiation burns associated with damaged metal halide lamps
    David L Kirschke
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office and the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:372-6. 2004
    ..We investigated 3 outbreaks of photokeratitis and UV-radiation burns in gymnasiums associated with failure to heed these recommendations...
  33. ncbi Reduction in the incidence of invasive listeriosis in foodborne diseases active surveillance network sites, 1996-2003
    Andrew C Voetsch
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:513-20. 2007
    ..Listeriosis is a leading cause of death among patients with foodborne diseases in the United States. Monitoring disease incidence is an important element of listeriosis surveillance and control...
  34. doi Continued decline in the incidence of Campylobacter infections, FoodNet 1996-2006
    Elizabeth Ailes
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:329-37. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi Endemically acquired foodborne outbreak of enterotoxin-producing Escherichia coli serotype O169:H41
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tenn 37247, USA
    Am J Med 119:168.e7-10. 2006
    ..It is important for public health practitioners and clinicians to be aware of ETEC as a domestic cause of gastroenteritis. We investigated a foodborne disease outbreak to understand the epidemiology of ETEC in this setting...
  36. ncbi Neurologic complications including paralysis after a medication error involving implanted intrathecal catheters
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Med 112:31-6. 2002
    ..Long-term continuous intrathecal infusion of medications for chronic medical problems is common. We investigated the cause of a cluster of severe neurologic complications in patients with intrathecal catheters...
  37. ncbi Epidemiology of bacterial enteric infections under active surveillance in Tennessee and Georgia, 2000-2002
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 97:319-21. 2004
  38. ncbi Beliefs about meals eaten outside the home as sources of gastrointestinal illness
    Laura R Green
    RTI International, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 28, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Food Prot 68:2184-9. 2005
    ..Results suggest that education efforts should focus on the nature and timing of foodborne illness symptoms and the importance of reporting suspected foodborne illnesses...
  39. doi Outbreak of late-onset group B Streptococcus in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Jennifer K MacFarquhar
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:283-8. 2010
    ..In September 2007, the Tennessee Department of Health was notified of a cluster of late-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) infections in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Outbreaks of late-onset GBS are rare...
  40. ncbi Host feeding patterns of potential vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus at an epizootic focus in Tennessee
    Sara B Cohen
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37216, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:452-6. 2009
    ..By incorporating this study with flight range, vector competence, and virus field isolation data, we assessed certain aspects of the enzootic and epizootic vectorial capacity of the mosquito species present at this outbreak site...
  41. doi La Crosse encephalitis surveillance using single versus paired serologic testing
    R Murphree
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Zoonoses Public Health 59:181-3. 2012
    ....
  42. ncbi Risk behaviors for disease transmission among petting zoo attendees
    Marcy McMillian
    Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 231:1036-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate risk behaviors for transmission of zoonotic diseases at petting zoos during a period without a recognized disease outbreak...
  43. ncbi Outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated with echovirus 13
    David L Kirschke
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:1034-8. 2002
    ..We investigated a large outbreak in Shelby County, TN, to determine the characteristics and clinical manifestations of echovirus 13 meningitis...
  44. ncbi Compliance with azithromycin versus erythromycin in the setting of a pertussis outbreak
    Rose A Devasia
    Infectious Diseases Division, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Med Sci 337:176-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated treatment adherence between exposed persons giving erythromycin or azithromycin during a community-wide pertussis outbreak...
  45. doi Risk factors for sporadic shigellosis, FoodNet 2005
    Clinton C Haley
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:741-7. 2010
    ..Outbreaks have been associated with food, water, child daycare centers, and men who have sex with men. However, for sporadic infections, which account for the majority of cases, risk exposures are poorly characterized...
  46. pmc Clostridium difficile strains from community-associated infections
    Brandi M Limbago
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS C 16, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3004-7. 2009
    ..Nine toxinotypes (TOX) and 31 PFGE patterns were identified. TOX 0 (48, 52%), TOX III (18, 20%), and TOX V (9, 10%) were the most common; three isolates were nontoxigenic...
  47. ncbi Multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection linked to delicatessen turkey meat
    Sonja J Olsen
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:962-7. 2005
    ..In September 2000, the New York City Department of Health identified a cluster of infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes isolates with identical molecular subtypes by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and ribotyping...
  48. ncbi Appropriate rabies postexposure prophylaxis
    Tracy McCauley
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 96:135-7. 2003
  49. pmc A population-based estimate of the substantial burden of diarrhoeal disease in the United States; FoodNet, 1996-2003
    T F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 135:293-301. 2007
    ..5% (95% CI+/-2.1%) visited a medical provider, and 7.8% (95% CI+/-1.4%) took antibiotics. Rates of ADI were remarkably consistent over time, and demonstrate the substantial burden placed on the health-care system...
  50. ncbi Case series: outbreak of conversion disorder among amish adolescent girls
    Joslyn D Cassady
    Epidemiology Program Office, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:291-7. 2005
    ..Outbreak investigations are challenging in a cross-cultural context, and outbreaks of psychiatric disease are rare in any community. We investigated a cluster of unexplained debilitating illness among Amish girls...
  51. ncbi The changing epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee
    Benjamin S Heavrin
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Tenn Med 97:357-60. 2004
    ..We describe the changing epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee to identify opportunities for improved response to the epidemic...
  52. doi Factors associated with Trypanosoma cruzi exposure among domestic canines in Tennessee
    Meghan E Rowland
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Tennessee Department of Health, 630 Hart Lane, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, USA
    J Parasitol 96:547-51. 2010
    ..Greater attention should be given to possible T. cruzi transmission in Tennessee and veterinarians should consider Chagas' disease as a differential diagnosis with compatible signs...
  53. ncbi Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Tennessee: surveillance and current clinical laboratory practices
    Samir S Hanna
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Disease Section, USA
    Tenn Med 103:39-42. 2010
    ..Adoption of CDC recommendations coupled with timely and complete reporting will enhance public health surveillance, outbreak investigations and interventions to prevent STEC infection...
  54. ncbi Sporadic campylobacter infection in infants: a population-based surveillance case-control study
    Kathleen E Fullerton
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:19-24. 2007
    ..Campylobacter is an important cause of foodborne illness in infants (younger than 1 year of age), but little is known about the sources of infection in this age group...
  55. ncbi Pertussis: challenges and new opportunities for prevention
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 98:498-9. 2005
  56. ncbi Use of hamster-baited no. 17 Trinidad mosquito traps at an eastern equine encephalomyelitis focus in Tennessee
    Abelardo C Moncayo
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:862-5. 2009
    ..17 Trinidad traps compared with CO2-baited CDC light traps to capture Cx. erraticus mosquitoes are discussed. Further understanding of the feeding behavior and ecology of this potential vector is warranted...
  57. ncbi Laboratory practices for stool-specimen culture for bacterial pathogens, including Escherichia coli O157:H7, in the FoodNet sites, 1995-2000
    Andrew C Voetsch
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:S190-7. 2004
    ..coli O157:H7 increased from 59% in 1995 to 68% in 2000; however, the proportion of stool specimens tested decreased from 53% to 46%. E. coli O157:H7 should be routinely sought in stool specimens submitted for microbiologic culture...
  58. pmc Acute selenium toxicity associated with a dietary supplement
    Jennifer K MacFarquhar
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:256-61. 2010
    ..Selenium is an element necessary for normal cellular function, but it can have toxic effects at high doses. We investigated an outbreak of acute selenium poisoning...
  59. pmc Absence of Rickettsia rickettsii and occurrence of other spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks from Tennessee
    Abelardo C Moncayo
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Section, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:653-7. 2010
    ..Rickettsia rickettsii was not detected. This study suggests that some RMSF cases reported in Tennessee may be caused by cross-reactivity with other SFGR antigenically related to R. rickettsii...
  60. doi Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi in raccoons from Tennessee
    Jenny Maloney
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37216, USA
    J Parasitol 96:353-8. 2010
    ..cruzi exposure within raccoon populations in Tennessee. The importance of habitat (rural vs. suburban) and microhabitat (dens) in risk of exposure to these populations is also discussed...
  61. ncbi Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens contamination associated with a manufacturing defect in bronchoscopes
    David L Kirschke
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:214-20. 2003
    ..We conducted an investigation of P. aeruginosa and S. marcescens isolates related to bronchoscopy at a community hospital...
  62. pmc Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA
    Sara B Cohen
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1471-3. 2009
    ..Using PCR and sequence analysis, we identified R. parkeri in 2 Amblyomma americanum ticks. This rickettsiosis may be underdiagnosed in the eastern United States...
  63. ncbi Two community hepatitis B outbreaks: an argument for vaccinating incarcerated persons
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Services, North Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Vaccine 24:1354-8. 2006
    ..Priority should be given to developing and supporting practical programs to vaccinate the high-risk populations in correctional facilities against hepatitis B...
  64. ncbi Tennessee Shigella update
    Timothy F Jones
    TN Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 99:645-6. 2006
  65. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission from human to canine
    Paul C Erwin
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:2258-10. 2004
  66. ncbi Salmonella in imported mangos: shoeleather and contemporary epidemiologic techniques together meet the challenge
    Timothy F Jones
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1591-2. 2003
  67. ncbi New perspectives on the persistent scourge of foodborne disease
    Timothy F Jones
    J Infect Dis 191:1029-31. 2005
  68. ncbi West Nile virus in Tennessee
    Timothy F Jones
    Tenn Med 96:37-9. 2003
    ..Common-sense personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites can substantially reduce an individuals' risk of acquiring WNV...
  69. doi Risk factors for meningococcal disease in students in grades 9-12
    Lee H Harrison
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:193-9. 2008
    ..Universal immunization of adolescents with meningococcal conjugate vaccine was recently recommended. We studied risk factors for meningococcal disease in students in grades 9-12...
  70. pmc Pharmacy data for tuberculosis surveillance and assessment of patient management
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1426-31. 2004
    ..Pharmacy data can help public health officials to find TB cases and assess their management in populations that receive care in the private sector...