Marc Alain Widdowson

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Norovirus and child care: challenges in outbreak control
    Elmira T Isakbaeva
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:561-3. 2005
  2. pmc Norovirus transmission on cruise ship
    Elmira T Isakbaeva
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:154-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness and potential impact of rotavirus vaccination in the United States
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch, Mailstop A34, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 119:684-97. 2007
  4. pmc Epidemiology of urban canine rabies, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 1972-1997
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Unidad Nacional de Epidemiologia Veterinaria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:458-61. 2002
  5. pmc Enhanced surveillance of norovirus outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Georgia
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Disease, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:251-8. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis on cruise ships and on land: identification of a predominant circulating strain of norovirus--United States, 2002
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Atlanta Research and Education Foundation and National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 190:27-36. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular and epidemiologic trends of caliciviruses associated with outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in the United States, 2000-2004
    Lenee H Blanton
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:413-21. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Update on rotavirus vaccines
    Joseph S Bresee
    Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:947-52. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Importance and challenges of accurately counting rotavirus deaths in China, 2002
    Eileen L Yee
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 27:F46-9. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus disease burden and impact and cost-effectiveness of a rotavirus vaccination program in kenya
    Jacqueline E Tate
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:S76-84. 2009

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Norovirus and child care: challenges in outbreak control
    Elmira T Isakbaeva
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:561-3. 2005
    ..No breach of hygiene or contact with fecal matter was identified. Excluding the child with gastroenteritis from the playgroup could have prevented this outbreak...
  2. pmc Norovirus transmission on cruise ship
    Elmira T Isakbaeva
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:154-8. 2005
    ..We documented transmission by food and person-to-person contact; persistence of virus despite sanitization onboard, including introductions of new strains; and seeding of an outbreak on land...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness and potential impact of rotavirus vaccination in the United States
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch, Mailstop A34, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 119:684-97. 2007
    ..We assessed the health and economic impacts of a national rotavirus immunization program in the United States...
  4. pmc Epidemiology of urban canine rabies, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 1972-1997
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Unidad Nacional de Epidemiologia Veterinaria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:458-61. 2002
    ..71). Knowledge of the distribution of endemic canine rabies in an urban area will help focus control measures in a resource-poor environment...
  5. pmc Enhanced surveillance of norovirus outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Georgia
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Disease, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:251-8. 2011
    ..We conducted a prospective study in one state in which enhanced testing for noroviruses was performed to better understand the relative contribution of all gastroenteric pathogens...
  6. ncbi request reprint Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis on cruise ships and on land: identification of a predominant circulating strain of norovirus--United States, 2002
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Atlanta Research and Education Foundation and National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 190:27-36. 2004
    ..Control measures for outbreaks should address all routes of transmission. Better outbreak surveillance and collection of data on sequences will help to monitor norovirus strains and to identify common sources...
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular and epidemiologic trends of caliciviruses associated with outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in the United States, 2000-2004
    Lenee H Blanton
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:413-21. 2006
    ..The public health impact of caliciviruses will not be fully appreciated, nor will interventions be completely evaluated, until methods to detect these viruses are more routinely used...
  8. ncbi request reprint Update on rotavirus vaccines
    Joseph S Bresee
    Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:947-52. 2005
    ..This update reviews the epidemiology of rotavirus infections, assesses past and current vaccines and presents ideas for implementation of vaccination programs in developed and developing countries...
  9. doi request reprint Importance and challenges of accurately counting rotavirus deaths in China, 2002
    Eileen L Yee
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 27:F46-9. 2009
    ..Thus, a national rotavirus immunization program targeting rural areas with high mortality from diarrhoea could dramatically reduce these deaths and urban areas could reduce childhood hospitalizations attributed to rotavirus by 43%...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus disease burden and impact and cost-effectiveness of a rotavirus vaccination program in kenya
    Jacqueline E Tate
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:S76-84. 2009
    ..The projected impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination are important for supporting rotavirus vaccine introduction in Africa, where limited health intervention funds are available...
  11. pmc Norovirus and foodborne disease, United States, 1991-2000
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:95-102. 2005
    ..More widespread use of molecular assays will permit better estimates of the role of NoV illness and help direct efforts to control foodborne illness...
  12. ncbi request reprint Foodborne viral gastroenteritis: challenges and opportunities
    Joseph S Bresee
    Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:748-53. 2002
    ..Implementation of simple prevention measures, including correct food-handling practices, will continue to be a priority...
  13. pmc Risk factors for death among children less than 5 years old hospitalized with diarrhea in rural western Kenya, 2005-2007: a cohort study
    Ciara E O'Reilly
    Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Med 9:e1001256. 2012
    ..Data on risk factors for mortality are limited. We conducted hospital-based surveillance to characterize the etiology of diarrhea and identify risk factors for death among children hospitalized with diarrhea in rural western Kenya...
  14. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus antigenemia in patients with acute gastroenteritis
    Thea K Fischer
    Viral Gastroenteritis Team, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA or
    J Infect Dis 192:913-9. 2005
    ..In situations in which stool samples are not readily available (i.e., patients with severe dehydration or those recently recovered or deceased), serum testing by enzyme immunoassay offers a new and practical diagnostic tool...
  15. doi request reprint Incidence of influenza-associated mortality and hospitalizations in Argentina during 2002-2009
    Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner
    Influenza Division, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:710-7. 2013
    ..We estimated rates of influenza-associated deaths and hospitalizations in Argentina, a country that recommends annual influenza vaccination for persons at high risk of complications from influenza illness...
  16. pmc Are noroviruses emerging?
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:735-7. 2005
  17. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus disease and its prevention
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 21:26-31. 2005
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  18. pmc Incidence of acute gastroenteritis and role of norovirus, Georgia, USA, 2004-2005
    Aron J Hall
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1381-8. 2011
    ..This study demonstrates that noroviruses are leading causes of AGE among persons seeking medical care...
  19. pmc Systematic literature review of role of noroviruses in sporadic gastroenteritis
    Manish M Patel
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1224-31. 2008
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  20. pmc Molecular epidemiology of genogroup II-genotype 4 noroviruses in the United States between 1994 and 2006
    Du Ping Zheng
    Gastroenteritis and Respiratory Viruses Laboratory Branch, Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:168-77. 2010
    ..We propose that GII.4 subclusters be defined as having >5% sequence variation between strains. Our data confirm other studies on the rapid emergence and displacement of highly virulent GII.4 strains...
  21. doi request reprint Outbreak of norovirus infection among river rafters associated with packaged delicatessen meat, Grand Canyon, 2005
    Mark Malek
    Epidemiology Branch, Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:31-7. 2009
    ..In September 2005, we investigated reports of gastroenteritis among rafters who went on unrelated trips on the Colorado River...
  22. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus vaccines: current prospects and future challenges
    Roger I Glass
    Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Lancet 368:323-32. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Reevaluation of epidemiological criteria for identifying outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis due to norovirus: United States, 1998-2000
    Reina M Turcios
    Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:964-9. 2006
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  24. doi request reprint Burden of rotavirus disease among children visiting pediatric emergency departments in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Oakland, California, in 1999-2000
    Eileen L Yee
    Division of Viral Diseases, Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 122:971-7. 2008
    ..We assessed the incidence of rotavirus disease requiring an emergency department visit among children <5 years of age...
  25. ncbi request reprint How much could rotavirus vaccines reduce diarrhea-associated mortality in northern Ghana? A model to assess impact
    Melissa L Arvay
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:S85-91. 2009
    ..We modeled vaccine impact on rotavirus-associated mortality in rural Ghana...
  26. doi request reprint Risk of norovirus transmission during air travel
    Krista Kornylo
    National Center for Preparedness, Detection, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Travel Med 16:349-51. 2009
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  27. ncbi request reprint Worldwide transmission and seasonal variation of pandemic influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus activity during the 2009-2010 pandemic
    Aaron D Storms
    Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:1328-35. 2013
    ..Seasonal influenza activity varies with geography and time of year...
  28. pmc SARS-associated coronavirus transmission, United States
    Elmira T Isakbaeva
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:225-31. 2004
    ..The data suggest that SARS-CoV is not always transmitted efficiently. Routine collection and testing of stool and sputum specimens of probable SARS case-patients may help the early detection of SARS-CoV infection...
  29. pmc Effect of winter school breaks on influenza-like illness, Argentina, 2005-2008
    Roberto C Garza
    Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop D14, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:938-44. 2013
    ..Among adults, effects were weaker and delayed. Two-week winter school breaks significantly decreased visits to a health care provider for ILI among school-aged children and nonelderly adults...
  30. ncbi request reprint Seasonality, timing, and climate drivers of influenza activity worldwide
    Eduardo Azziz Baumgartner
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza Division, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 206:838-46. 2012
    ..We analyzed publicly available influenza data to better understand the global circulation of influenza viruses...
  31. ncbi request reprint Global rotavirus surveillance: determining the need and measuring the impact of rotavirus vaccines
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:S1-8. 2009
    ..Surveillance platforms will allow measurement of the rapid impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction on the heavy burden of rotavirus on child health worldwide...
  32. doi request reprint Outbreak of severe respiratory disease associated with emergent human adenovirus serotype 14 at a US air force training facility in 2007
    Jacqueline E Tate
    Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 199:1419-26. 2009
    ..We investigated this outbreak to better understand its epidemiology, clinical spectrum, and associated risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cluster of cases of acute hepatitis associated with hepatitis E virus infection acquired in the Netherlands
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology and Training, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 36:29-33. 2003
    ..Routine testing for HEV infection in patients with acute hepatitis in The Netherlands should be considered before a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis is reached and steroid therapy is initiated...
  34. pmc Automated, laboratory-based system using the Internet for disease outbreak detection, the Netherlands
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology and Training, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1046-52. 2003
    ..By 2006, the outbreak detection system will analyze laboratory-reported data on all pathogens and will cover 35% of the Dutch population...
  35. doi request reprint Critical issues in implementing a national integrated all-vaccine preventable disease surveillance system
    Terri B Hyde
    Global Immunization Division, Us centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 31:C94-8. 2013
    ..We describe the process of developing operational guidance for ministries of health to implement such an integrated surveillance system for multiple VPDs...
  36. doi request reprint Health care transmission of a newly emergent adenovirus serotype in health care personnel at a military hospital in Texas, 2007
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:1759-65. 2009
    ..From April through June 2007, 15 trainees at one base were hospitalized for pneumonia due to Ad14. Subsequent reports of febrile respiratory illness among health care personnel suggested nosocomial transmission...
  37. pmc Foodborne illness acquired in the United States--major pathogens
    Elaine Scallan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:7-15. 2011
    ..These estimates cannot be compared with prior (1999) estimates to assess trends because different methods were used. Additional data and more refined methods can improve future estimates...
  38. pmc Mortality, severe acute respiratory infection, and influenza-like illness associated with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Argentina, 2009
    Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner
    Influenza Division, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e47540. 2012
    ..While there is much information about the burden of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in North America, little data exist on its burden in South America...
  39. doi request reprint Estimated global mortality associated with the first 12 months of 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus circulation: a modelling study
    Fatimah S Dawood
    Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:687-95. 2012
    ..We aimed to estimate the global number of deaths during the first 12 months of virus circulation in each country...
  40. doi request reprint Hospital capacity during an influenza pandemic-Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
    Elissa Meites
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:87-90. 2011
    ..Because of careful preparedness planning, including rapid expansion and redistribution of the numbers of available beds and staff, hospital surge capacity was not exceeded...
  41. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of diarrhea in a neonatal medium care unit caused by a novel strain of rotavirus: investigation using both epidemiologic and microbiological methods
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology and Training
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:665-70. 2002
    ..An investigation was conducted to determine risk factors for illness among neonates...
  42. ncbi request reprint Detection of serum antibodies to bovine norovirus in veterinarians and the general population in the Netherlands
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiologic Training, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 76:119-28. 2005
    ..8) and membership of the bovine practitioners' society (OR = 2.7) were significantly associated with IgG seroreactivity to rBoV. These data indicate that bovine strains of NoV may infect humans though less frequently than human strains...
  43. pmc Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis phage type 4b outbreak associated with bean sprouts
    Yvonne T H P van Duynhoven
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:440-3. 2002
    ..0, 95% confidence interval 2.0-552.5). Contaminated seeds were the most likely cause of contamination of the sprouts. The sprout grower applied a concentration of hypochlorite solution that was too low for seed disinfection...
  44. ncbi request reprint Probable transmission of norovirus on an airplane
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    JAMA 293:1859-60. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Risk of introduction of poliovirus into a Dutch Cape Verdian community during an outbreak of poliovirus in Cape Verde, 2000
    Paul L J M Mertens
    Municipal Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:746-50. 2006
    ..To assess the risk of introduction of polio virus in a Cape Verdian community of Rotterdam, during the polio epidemic in Cape Verde in 2000...
  46. ncbi request reprint Will pediatricians adopt the new rotavirus vaccine?
    Allison Kempe
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Pediatrics 119:1-10. 2007
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  47. ncbi request reprint Norovirus outbreak in a district general hospital--new strain identified
    Samuel Leuenberger
    Department of Medicine, SRO Hospital, CH 4901 Langenthal, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:57-81. 2007
    ..The following study describes and analyses a Norovirus outbreak in the SRO-Hospital Langenthal from November 25, 2003, to December 31, 2003...
  48. doi request reprint Passenger behaviors associated with norovirus infection on board a cruise ship--Alaska, May to June 2004
    Marc Andre R Chimonas
    Section of Epidemiology, Division of Public Health, State of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, USA
    J Travel Med 15:177-83. 2008
    ..The objectives were to identify a common food item source and explore behavioral risk factors for person-to-person transmission among passengers...