J I Hawker
- A large outbreak of Q fever in the West Midlands: windborne spread into a metropolitan area?J I Hawker
Department of Public Health Medicine, East Birmingham Health Authority
Commun Dis Public Health 1:180-7. 1998..00001). On 11 April, unusual southerly gales of up to 78 mph (130 km/h) were recorded. The probable cause of the outbreak was windborne spread of coxiella spores from farmland to the conurbation...
- A survey of the implementation of health service guidelines on arrangements for infection control in health trusts in the West MidlandsJ I Hawker
CDSC West Midlands, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Commun Dis Public Health 2:54-8. 1999..The NHS performance management structure needs to be utilised to ensure that these deficiencies are rectified. It would be wise to investigate implementation of national guidance in NHS trusts in other regions...
- Ecological analysis of ethnic differences in relation between tuberculosis and povertyJ I Hawker
Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS
BMJ 319:1031-4. 1999..To examine the effect of ethnicity on the relation between tuberculosis and deprivation...
- Enhanced surveillance of meningococcal disease in the West Midlands: 1996 to 1998J I Hawker
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre West Midlands, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Commun Dis Public Health 2:269-72. 1999..meningitidis C2a strains, which had been identified as a threat nationally. A national system of enhanced surveillance has now been set up to inform programmes that aim to reduce the burden of meningococcal infection...
- Influence of material deprivation on hospital admissions for gynaecologic infectionsB Olowokure
Health Protection Agency West Midlands Regional Epidemiology Unit, Heartlands Hospital, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:535-8. 2004..Preventive measures together with earlier diagnostic, treatment, and referral procedures are required to reduce morbidity...
- Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) conjugate vaccine following discharge from hospitalB Olowokure
Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Infection 31:324-6. 2003....
- Changing socioeconomic risk factors for invasive H. influenzae disease after the introduction of conjugate vaccineB Olowokure
Section of Child Health, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
J Infect 46:46-8. 2003..To determine socioeconomic risk factors for invasive Haemophilus influenzae (HI) disease before and after the introduction of HI type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine in the West Midlands, UK...
- Ethnic differences in invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in the West Midlands region of England, UKB Olowokure
Department of Public Health, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, England, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:65-6. 2002
- A national outbreak of multi-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium definitive phage type (DT) 104 associated with consumption of lettuceP W Horby
Gastrointestinal Diseases Division, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre CDSC, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ, UK
Epidemiol Infect 130:169-78. 2003..This has implications for public health since food hazard warnings and product withdrawal are contingent on accurate identification of the suspect product...
- A case-control study of elderly patients with acute respiratory illness: effect of influenza vaccination on admission to hospital in winter 2003-2004R E Jordan
Health Protection Research and Development Unit, Health Protection Agency, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Vaccine 25:7909-13. 2007..2 (95%CI 0.8, 1.9). Policy makers should not rely solely on influenza vaccine routinely having a large effect on winter pressures, and should focus on additional preventive strategies...