Benjamin J Silk
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Listeriosis outbreaks and associated food vehicles, United States, 1998-2008Emily J Cartwright
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 19:1-9; quiz 184. 2013..These changes may reflect the effect of PulseNet and the Listeria Initiative and regulatory initiatives designed to prevent contamination in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products...
- Eight years of Legionnaires' disease transmission in travellers to a condominium complex in Las Vegas, NevadaB J Silk
Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, USA
Epidemiol Infect 140:1993-2002. 2012..This prolonged outbreak illustrates the importance of striving for permanent Legionella eradication from potable water...
- A strategy to increase adoption of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves in rural Kenyan householdsBenjamin J Silk
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
BMC Public Health 12:359. 2012....
- Invasive listeriosis in the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2004-2009: further targeted prevention needed for higher-risk groupsBenjamin J Silk
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 54:S396-404. 2012..We summarize US population-based surveillance data for invasive listeriosis from 2004 through 2009...
- Differential West Nile fever ascertainment in the United States: a multilevel analysisBenjamin J Silk
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:795-802. 2010..56, 95% CI = 0.31-0.99) and Hispanics (OR = 0.69, 95% CI = 0.48-0.98) than among Whites. Ascertainment was more complete when testing and reporting were enhanced, but differentially incomplete for minorities...
- Effectiveness of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children with sickle cell disease in the first decade of lifeThomas V Adamkiewicz
Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pediatrics 121:562-9. 2008..The objective of this population-based study was to assess the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among children with sickle cell disease...
- Multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with cantaloupeJeffrey T McCollum
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
N Engl J Med 369:944-53. 2013..We investigated a nationwide listeriosis outbreak that occurred in the United States during 2011...
- Pre-event willingness to receive smallpox vaccine among physicians and public safety personnelBenjamin J Silk
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA
South Med J 98:876-82. 2005..Planning for voluntary smallpox vaccination of health and safety officials began in December 2002...
- Impact of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves on respiratory disease in children in rural western KenyaEric M Foote
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:132-7. 2013..60, 95% CI: 0.24-1.48), and severe pneumonia (0.3% versus 0.6%, RR 0.66, 95% CI: 0.17-2.62). Upesi jiko use did not result in significantly lower pneumonia rates. Further research on the health impact of improved cookstoves is warranted...
- West Nile virus among hospitalized, febrile patients: a case for expanding diagnostic testingEllen A Spotts Whitney
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:42-9. 2006..When indicators of WNV activity are present and patients are likely to have had intensive mosquito exposure, WNV should be considered in the differential diagnosis of seriously ill, febrile patients...
- Household air quality risk factors associated with childhood pneumonia in urban Dhaka, BangladeshPavani K Ram
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Am J Trop Med Hyg 90:968-75. 2014....
- Use, location, and timeliness of clinical microbiology testing in Georgia for select infectious diseasesAmanda K Brzozowski
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 18:E4-E10. 2012..We surveyed hospital laboratories in Georgia to assess their diagnostic testing practices...
- Investigating 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in US schools: what have we learned?A Danielle Iuliano
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 52:S161-7. 2011..Although school-based investigations can increase our understanding of epidemiology and prevention strategy effectiveness, investigators should decide which objectives are most feasible, given timing and design constraints...
- Household transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) and nonpharmaceutical interventions among households of high school students in San Antonio, TexasFleetwood Loustalot
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Clin Infect Dis 52:S146-53. 2011..The 2009 pandemic provided a unique opportunity to study NPIs, and these real-world experiences provide much-needed data to inform pandemic response policy...
- Trends in healthcare use in the New York City region following the Terrorist Attacks of 2001Diane C Green
Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Biosecur Bioterror 4:263-75. 2006..In 2001, terrorism led to emotional stress, disruptions in adherence to treatments and access to services, and exposure to environmental contaminants in New York City (NYC)...
- A review of strategies for enhancing the completeness of notifiable disease reportingBenjamin J Silk
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 11:191-200. 2005..Recent attention to public health preparedness provides an opportunity to strengthen notifiable disease surveillance and enhance completeness of reporting...
- The validity of chief complaint and discharge diagnosis in emergency department-based syndromic surveillanceAaron T Fleischauer
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS C 18, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Acad Emerg Med 11:1262-7. 2004..The authors evaluated a "drop-in" syndromic surveillance system by comparing syndrome categorization in the ED with chief complaints and ED discharge diagnoses from medical record review...