Kay M Tomashek

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Dengue deaths in Puerto Rico: lessons learned from the 2007 epidemic
    Kay M Tomashek
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases DVBD, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases NCEZID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1614. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Description of a large island-wide outbreak of dengue in Puerto Rico, 2007
    Kay M Tomashek
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:467-74. 2009
  3. pmc Enhanced West Nile virus surveillance in a dengue-endemic area--Puerto Rico, 2007
    Jomil M Torres-Aponte
    Epidemiology and Research Office, Puerto Rico Department of Health, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:997-1002. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Travel-associated dengue infections in the United States, 1996 to 2005
    Hamish P Mohammed
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, PR, USA
    J Travel Med 17:8-14. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Dengue viremia in blood donors identified by RNA and detection of dengue transfusion transmission during the 2007 dengue outbreak in Puerto Rico
    Susan L Stramer
    Scientific Support Office, American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, USA
    Transfusion 52:1657-66. 2012
  6. pmc Virus-specific differences in rates of disease during the 2010 Dengue epidemic in Puerto Rico
    Tyler M Sharp
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2159. 2013
  7. pmc Acute febrile illness surveillance in a tertiary hospital emergency department: comparison of influenza and dengue virus infections
    Olga D Lorenzi
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:472-80. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician survey to determine how dengue is diagnosed, treated and reported in puerto rico
    Kay M Tomashek
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e3192. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin G antibodies among American Red Cross blood donors in Puerto Rico, 2006
    Hamish Mohammed
    Health Sciences, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies
    Transfusion 52:1652-6. 2012
  10. pmc Serological evaluation of suspected West Nile virus human cases following its introduction during a dengue outbreak in Puerto Rico in 2007
    Elizabeth Hunsperger
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Dengue Branch, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 18:978-83. 2011

Collaborators

  • Jorge L Munoz-Jordan
  • Wellington Sun
  • Mary M Ramos
  • Tyler M Sharp
  • Brian J Ward
  • Eric J Nilles
  • Brad J Biggerstaff
  • Andrew J Mackay
  • Shimian Zou
  • Hamish Mohammed
  • Elizabeth Hunsperger
  • Manuela Beltran
  • Olga D Lorenzi
  • Christopher J Gregory
  • B Katherine Poole-Smith
  • Jomil M Torres-Aponte
  • Susan L Stramer
  • Carmen L Pérez-Guerra
  • Luis M Santiago
  • Andrea L Gonzalez
  • Momar Ndao
  • Elizabeth A Hunsperger
  • Alexa Gilbert
  • D Fermin Arguello
  • Ivonne E Galarza
  • Enid J Garcia
  • Carlos Garcia-Gubern
  • Silvia Peñaranda
  • Richard R Luce
  • JORGE MUNOZ
  • Edgardo Vergne
  • Duy M Bui
  • M Steven Oberste
  • Hector Acosta
  • Luis Manuel Santiago
  • Roger Y Dodd
  • R Rhode Cruz
  • Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez
  • Jeffrey M Linnen
  • Gustavo Dayan
  • Eunice Soto-Gómez
  • Rosa L Rodríguez-Acosta
  • Viani Ramírez
  • Marisol Peña-Orellana
  • James M Carrick
  • David E Krysztof
  • Reinaldo Rivera
  • Gilberto A Santiago
  • Lourdes M Tirado-Marrero
  • Gregory A Foster
  • Liv Jossette Cuyar Bermúdez
  • Fernando Ortiz Báez
  • Luisa Alvarado
  • Ramón Cruz Rivera
  • Arleene Sepúlveda García
  • Richard Luce
  • Delanor Vázquez Aponte
  • Jorge Jordan-Munoz
  • Luz Nereida Acosta
  • Jorge Gutierrez
  • Lisandra Colón
  • Jomil Torres

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Dengue deaths in Puerto Rico: lessons learned from the 2007 epidemic
    Kay M Tomashek
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases DVBD, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases NCEZID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1614. 2012
    ..Successful clinical management of severe dengue requires early recognition and supportive care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Description of a large island-wide outbreak of dengue in Puerto Rico, 2007
    Kay M Tomashek
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:467-74. 2009
    ..United States citizens residing in Puerto Rico are at risk of acquiring dengue. Data suggest that the severity is worsening, and persons 10-19 years of age and infants continue to be most affected...
  3. pmc Enhanced West Nile virus surveillance in a dengue-endemic area--Puerto Rico, 2007
    Jomil M Torres-Aponte
    Epidemiology and Research Office, Puerto Rico Department of Health, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:997-1002. 2013
    ..During a period of active WNV transmission, enhanced human surveillance identified one case of symptomatic WNV infection. Improved diagnostic methods are needed to allow differentiation of WNV and DENV in dengue-endemic regions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Travel-associated dengue infections in the United States, 1996 to 2005
    Hamish P Mohammed
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, PR, USA
    J Travel Med 17:8-14. 2010
    ..As the incidence of dengue increases globally, US travelers to endemic areas may be at an increased risk of travel-associated dengue...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dengue viremia in blood donors identified by RNA and detection of dengue transfusion transmission during the 2007 dengue outbreak in Puerto Rico
    Susan L Stramer
    Scientific Support Office, American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, USA
    Transfusion 52:1657-66. 2012
    ..In 2007, a total of 10,508 suspected dengue cases were reported in Puerto Rico. Blood donations were tested for dengue virus (DENV) RNA and recipients of RNA-positive donations traced to assess transfusion transmission...
  6. pmc Virus-specific differences in rates of disease during the 2010 Dengue epidemic in Puerto Rico
    Tyler M Sharp
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2159. 2013
    ..In January 2010, the number of suspected dengue cases reported to the passive dengue surveillance system exceeded the epidemic threshold and an epidemic was declared soon after...
  7. pmc Acute febrile illness surveillance in a tertiary hospital emergency department: comparison of influenza and dengue virus infections
    Olga D Lorenzi
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:472-80. 2013
    ..Clinical diagnosis can be particularly difficult when outbreaks of other AFI occur during dengue season. A complete blood count and tourniquet test may be useful to differentiate dengue from other AFIs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician survey to determine how dengue is diagnosed, treated and reported in puerto rico
    Kay M Tomashek
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e3192. 2014
    ..These findings were used to design a post graduate training course to improve the clinical management of dengue. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin G antibodies among American Red Cross blood donors in Puerto Rico, 2006
    Hamish Mohammed
    Health Sciences, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies
    Transfusion 52:1652-6. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin (Ig)G antibodies in a random sample of blood donors to the American Red Cross (ARC) in Puerto Rico...
  10. pmc Serological evaluation of suspected West Nile virus human cases following its introduction during a dengue outbreak in Puerto Rico in 2007
    Elizabeth Hunsperger
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Dengue Branch, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 18:978-83. 2011
    ..These two assays combined differentiated 36 (84%) of the samples that could not be diagnosed using the standard diagnostic testing methods...
  11. pmc Utility of the tourniquet test and the white blood cell count to differentiate dengue among acute febrile illnesses in the emergency room
    Christopher J Gregory
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1400. 2011
    ..However, even during simultaneous AFI outbreaks, the absence of leucopenia combined with a negative tourniquet test may be useful to rule out dengue...
  12. pmc Sequential episodes of dengue--Puerto Rico, 2005-2010
    Tyler M Sharp
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:235-9. 2014
    ..These observations show that heterotypic dengue virus immunity that protects against illness may have considerable variability but typically does not last longer than 3 years. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessing the interest to participate in a dengue vaccine efficacy trial among residents of Puerto Rico
    Carmen L Pérez-Guerra
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:905-15. 2012
    ..Parents would consider children participation if accurate vaccine trial information is provided...
  14. ncbi request reprint Early clinical features of dengue infection in Puerto Rico
    Mary M Ramos
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, PR 00920 3860, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:878-84. 2009
    ..Using clinical features may promote earlier identification of a subset of paediatric dengue patients in Puerto Rico. Laboratory confirmation is still necessary for the accurate diagnosis of dengue infection...
  15. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of a dengue outbreak in a remote pacific island chain--Republic of The Marshall Islands, 2011-2012
    Tyler M Sharp
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS ONE 9:e108445. 2014
    ..Dengue surveillance should continue to be strengthened in RMI and throughout the Pacific to identify and rapidly respond to future outbreaks. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Discovery and characterization of potential prognostic biomarkers for dengue hemorrhagic Fever
    B Katherine Poole-Smith
    Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico National Reference Centre for Parasitology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital R3 137, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada 3FQRNT Centre for Host Parasite Interactions, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:1218-26. 2014
    ..1 kDa), hemopexin (Hx, 52.4 kDa), and serotransferrin (Tf, 79.2 kDa). Vitronectin, Hx, and Tf best differentiated between dengue and severe dengue. ..