Shira C Shafir

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Viability of Baylisascaris procyonis Eggs
    Shira C Shafir
    University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1293-5. 2011
  2. pmc Viability of Trichomonas vaginalis in urine: epidemiologic and clinical implications
    Shira C Shafir
    UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Health Sciences, Room 41 275, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3787-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A novel method to increase the viability of Trichomonas vaginalis in urine
    Shira C Shafir
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:485-7. 2007
  4. pmc Current issues and considerations regarding trichomoniasis and human immunodeficiency virus in African-Americans
    Shira C Shafir
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 22:37-45, Table of Contents. 2009
  5. pmc Evaluation of the seroprevalence of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 on a university campus: a cross-sectional study
    Shira C Shafir
    Center for Public Health and Disasters, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:922. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Severe and fatal central nervous system disease in humans caused by Baylisascaris procyonis, the common roundworm of raccoons: a review of current literature
    Matthew E Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Center for Health Sciences, Room 41 297, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Microbes Infect 7:317-23. 2005
  7. pmc Congenital cytomegalovirus mortality in the United States, 1990-2006
    Benjamin N Bristow
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1140. 2011
  8. pmc Thermal death point of Baylisascaris procyonis eggs
    Shira C Shafir
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:172-3. 2007

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. pmc Viability of Baylisascaris procyonis Eggs
    Shira C Shafir
    University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1293-5. 2011
    ..We attempted to determine parameters of viability and methods of inactivating the eggs of these roundworms. Loss of viability resulted when eggs were heated to 62°C or desiccated for 7 months but not when frozen at -15°C for 6 months...
  2. pmc Viability of Trichomonas vaginalis in urine: epidemiologic and clinical implications
    Shira C Shafir
    UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Health Sciences, Room 41 275, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3787-9. 2006
    ..To minimize the chance of false-negative results, urine specimens should be processed within 30 min of specimen collection and maintained at 37 degrees C, since temperature appears to affect the viability of Trichomonas...
  3. ncbi request reprint A novel method to increase the viability of Trichomonas vaginalis in urine
    Shira C Shafir
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:485-7. 2007
    ..Two of the major diagnostic methods for Trichomonas vaginalis, wet mount and culture, rely on the continued viability of the organism. Methods to increase the viability of T. vaginalis in urine are needed...
  4. pmc Current issues and considerations regarding trichomoniasis and human immunodeficiency virus in African-Americans
    Shira C Shafir
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 22:37-45, Table of Contents. 2009
    ..Therefore, control of trichomoniasis may represent an important avenue of control for the prevention of HIV transmission, particularly among African-Americans...
  5. pmc Evaluation of the seroprevalence of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 on a university campus: a cross-sectional study
    Shira C Shafir
    Center for Public Health and Disasters, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:922. 2011
    ..We evaluated the seroprevalence of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus on a large public University campus, as well as disparities in demographic, symptomatic and vaccination characteristics of participants...
  6. ncbi request reprint Severe and fatal central nervous system disease in humans caused by Baylisascaris procyonis, the common roundworm of raccoons: a review of current literature
    Matthew E Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Center for Health Sciences, Room 41 297, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Microbes Infect 7:317-23. 2005
    ..Prevention efforts are critical due to the lack of effective treatment...
  7. pmc Congenital cytomegalovirus mortality in the United States, 1990-2006
    Benjamin N Bristow
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1140. 2011
    ..To measure congenital CMV-associated mortality in the US and assess possible racial/ethnic disparities, we reviewed national death certificate data for a 17-year period...
  8. pmc Thermal death point of Baylisascaris procyonis eggs
    Shira C Shafir
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:172-3. 2007