Benjamin J Silk

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Listeriosis outbreaks and associated food vehicles, United States, 1998-2008
    Emily J Cartwright
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1-9; quiz 184. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Eight years of Legionnaires' disease transmission in travellers to a condominium complex in Las Vegas, Nevada
    B 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
  3. pmc A strategy to increase adoption of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves in rural Kenyan households
    Benjamin 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
  4. doi request reprint Invasive listeriosis in the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2004-2009: further targeted prevention needed for higher-risk groups
    Benjamin 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
  5. pmc Differential West Nile fever ascertainment in the United States: a multilevel analysis
    Benjamin J Silk
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:795-802. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Effectiveness of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children with sickle cell disease in the first decade of life
    Thomas V Adamkiewicz
    Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 121:562-9. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with cantaloupe
    Jeffrey 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Pre-event willingness to receive smallpox vaccine among physicians and public safety personnel
    Benjamin 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
  9. pmc Impact of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves on respiratory disease in children in rural western Kenya
    Eric M Foote
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:132-7. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus among hospitalized, febrile patients: a case for expanding diagnostic testing
    Ellen 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

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Publications18

  1. pmc Listeriosis outbreaks and associated food vehicles, United States, 1998-2008
    Emily 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Eight years of Legionnaires' disease transmission in travellers to a condominium complex in Las Vegas, Nevada
    B 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...
  3. pmc A strategy to increase adoption of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves in rural Kenyan households
    Benjamin 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
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Invasive listeriosis in the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2004-2009: further targeted prevention needed for higher-risk groups
    Benjamin 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...
  5. pmc Differential West Nile fever ascertainment in the United States: a multilevel analysis
    Benjamin 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...
  6. doi request reprint Effectiveness of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children with sickle cell disease in the first decade of life
    Thomas 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...
  7. doi request reprint Multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with cantaloupe
    Jeffrey 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pre-event willingness to receive smallpox vaccine among physicians and public safety personnel
    Benjamin 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...
  9. pmc Impact of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves on respiratory disease in children in rural western Kenya
    Eric 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus among hospitalized, febrile patients: a case for expanding diagnostic testing
    Ellen 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...
  11. pmc Household air quality risk factors associated with childhood pneumonia in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Pavani 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
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  12. doi request reprint Use, location, and timeliness of clinical microbiology testing in Georgia for select infectious diseases
    Amanda 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...
  13. doi request reprint 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...
  14. doi request reprint Household transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) and nonpharmaceutical interventions among households of high school students in San Antonio, Texas
    Fleetwood 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trends in healthcare use in the New York City region following the Terrorist Attacks of 2001
    Diane 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)...
  16. ncbi request reprint A review of strategies for enhancing the completeness of notifiable disease reporting
    Benjamin 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint The validity of chief complaint and discharge diagnosis in emergency department-based syndromic surveillance
    Aaron 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...