J C Mohle-Boetani
Affiliation: California Environmental Protection Agency
- Viral meningitis in child care center staff and parents: an outbreak of echovirus 30 infectionsJ C Mohle-Boetani
Disease Investigations and Surveillance Branch, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley 94704, USA
Public Health Rep 114:249-56. 1999..A report of five cases of viral meningitis among adults with children enrolled in a child care center prompted an investigation of risk factors for viral transmission from children to adult household members...
- Tuberculosis outbreak in a housing unit for human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in a correctional facility: transmission risk factors and effective outbreak controlJanet C Mohle-Boetani
Tuberculosis Control Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, CA, 94704, USA
Clin Infect Dis 34:668-76. 2002..10; P=.003). The communal day room was a likely site of transmission. Successful collaboration between the correctional system and public health departments halted the outbreak...
- An outbreak of Salmonella serogroup Saphra due to cantaloupes from MexicoJ C Mohle-Boetani
Disease Investigations Section, DISB, DCDC, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
J Infect Dis 180:1361-4. 1999..Consumers and retailers should wash cantaloupes before cutting them; there should be international efforts to ensure food safety...
- The impact of health communication and enhanced laboratory-based surveillance on detection of cyclosporiasis outbreaks in CaliforniaJ C Mohle-Boetani
Disease Investigations Section, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 6:200-3. 2000..We found that Internet information, media reports, and enhanced laboratory surveillance improved detection of these outbreaks...
- Escherichia coli O157 and Salmonella infections associated with sprouts in California, 1996-1998J C Mohle-Boetani
Disease Investigations and Surveillance Branch, Division of Communicable Diseases Control, 2151 Berkeley Way, Room 708, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Ann Intern Med 135:239-47. 2001..In California, from 1996 through 1998, more than 50% of multicounty outbreaks with confirmed food vehicles were related to alfalfa or clover sprouts...
- Salmonella infections associated with mung bean sprouts: epidemiological and environmental investigationsJ C Mohle-Boetani
California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA, USA
Epidemiol Infect 137:357-66. 2009..Laboratories should report confirmed positive Salmonella results from sprout growers to public health authorities...
- Alfalfa sprouts and Salmonella Kottbus infection: a multistate outbreak following inadequate seed disinfection with heat and chlorineK L Winthrop
California Department of Health Services, Division of Communicable Disease Control, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
J Food Prot 66:13-7. 2003..Until other effective disinfection technologies are developed, producers should adhere to FDA recommendations for sprout seed disinfection...
- Two outbreaks of multidrug-resistant Salmonella serotype typhimurium DT104 infections linked to raw-milk cheese in Northern CaliforniaS H Cody
Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, USA
JAMA 281:1805-10. 1999..However, illnesses resulting from this strain have not been associated definitively with a source in this country...
- A multistate outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Baildon associated with domestic raw tomatoesK Cummings
Disease Investigations Section, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, 94704, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 7:1046-8. 2001..Raw restaurant-prepared tomatoes were implicated in multiple case-control studies. Contamination likely occurred on the farm or during packing; more effective disinfection and prevention strategies are needed...
- Point-source outbreak of coccidioidomycosis in construction workersK C Cummings
Infectious Diseases Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, Center for Infectious Diseases, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA, USA
Epidemiol Infect 138:507-11. 2010..Measures to minimize exposure to airborne spores during soil-disrupting activities should be taken before work begins in any coccidioides-endemic area, including regions with only historic evidence of disease activity...
- Giardiasis outbreak at a camp after installation of a slow-sand filtration water-treatment systemA E Karon
California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA, USA
Epidemiol Infect 139:713-7. 2011..To prevent waterborne illness, slow-sand water filtration systems should use sterilized sand, and slow-sand-filtered water should not be used for any purpose where inadvertent ingestion could occur until testing confirms its potability...
- A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection linked to consumption of beef tacos at a fast-food restaurant chainMichele T Jay
California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, USA
Clin Infect Dis 39:1-7. 2004..The outbreak investigation also highlights the need for a more efficient tracking system for food products...
- A cluster of Escherichia coli O157: nonmotile infections associated with recreational exposure to lake waterKatherine A Feldman
California Epidemiologic Investigation Service, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA, USA
Public Health Rep 117:380-5. 2002..To identify cases and determine risk factors for an outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157: nonmotile (NM) infections in children attending a summer day care program in California...
- Population-based trends in pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome in California, 1994-1999: substantial underreporting and public health implicationsKate C Cummings
Disease Investigations and Surveillance Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley 94704, USA
Am J Epidemiol 155:941-8. 2002..Reporting HUS cases to public health authorities is important for disease control...
- Dramatic decrease in the incidence of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis infections in 5 FoodNet sites: 1996-1999Ruthanne Marcus
Connecticut FoodNet Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:S135-41. 2004..This decrease may be a result of targeted interventions, including on-farm control measures, refrigeration, and education efforts...
- Prenatal screening for infectious diseases and opportunities for preventionStephanie J Schrag
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Obstet Gynecol 102:753-60. 2003..To characterize adherence with recommendations for prenatal infectious disease screening and missed opportunities for prevention of congenital and perinatal infections...
- Alfalfa seed decontamination in a Salmonella outbreakChristopher J Gill
Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland, Oregon, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 9:474-9. 2003..This natural experiment provides empiric evidence that chemical disinfection can reduce the human risk for disease posed by contaminated seed sprouts...
- Increased detection of meningococcal infections in california using a polymerase chain reaction assayKate C Cummings
Clin Infect Dis 46:1124-6. 2008
- Chicken consumption is a newly identified risk factor for sporadic Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis infections in the United States: a case-control study in FoodNet sitesAkiko C Kimura
Biostatistics and Information Management Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease, National Center for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:S244-52. 2004..Measures to prevent SE infections include educating consumers and food handlers about food safety and interventions to decrease contamination of eggs and poultry...