Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Surveillance for meningococcal disease and strategies for use of conjugate meningococcal vaccines in the United StatesJ R Lingappa
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop C 09, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Vaccine 19:4566-75. 2001..We evaluated the relative burdens of invasive meningococcal disease in US and examined the projected impact of various meningococcal conjugate vaccination strategies on rates of meningococcal disease...
- Diagnosis of community-acquired pertussis infection: comparison of both culture and fluorescent-antibody assays with PCR detection using electrophoresis or dot blot hybridizationJairam R Lingappa
Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
J Clin Microbiol 40:2908-12. 2002..Further study is required to understand the clinical significance of B. pertussis PCR products detected by dot blot hybridization alone...
- Serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease during the Hajj, 2000Jairam R Lingappa
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 9:665-71. 2003..The 2000 Hajj outbreak was the first large serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease outbreak identified worldwide. Enhanced surveillance for serogroup W-135, especially in Africa, is essential to control this emerging epidemic disease...
- HLA-DQ6 and ingestion of contaminated water: possible gene-environment interaction in an outbreak of LeptospirosisJ Lingappa
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Genes Immun 5:197-202. 2004..Based on these preliminary findings, we hypothesize a role for superantigens in leptospirosis and underscore the importance of outbreak investigations for understanding infectious disease gene-environment interactions...