Kevin L Russell

Summary

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Lack of effectiveness of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine in reducing all-cause pneumonias among healthy young military recruits: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Kevin L Russell
    Naval Health Research Center, Operational Infectious Diseases Department, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106 3521, USA Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 2900 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 33:1182-7. 2015
  2. pmc The Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), a U.S. government tool for improved global biosurveillance: a review of 2009
    Kevin L Russell
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 11800 Tech Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S2. 2011
  3. pmc Inference of antibiotic resistance and virulence among diverse group A Streptococcus strains using emm sequencing and multilocus genotyping methods
    David Metzgar
    Department of Respiratory Diseases Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e6897. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Local changes in rates of group A Streptococcus disease and antibiotic resistance are associated with geographically widespread strain turnover events
    David Metzgar
    Department of Respiratory Diseases Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Virulence 1:247-53. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Abrupt emergence of diverse species B adenoviruses at US military recruit training centers
    David Metzgar
    Respiratory Disease Laboratory, Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:1465-73. 2007
  6. pmc Seasonal influenza vaccine and protection against pandemic (H1N1) 2009-associated illness among US military personnel
    Matthew C Johns
    Division of GEIS Operations, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e10722. 2010
  7. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness among US military basic trainees, 2005-06 season
    Jennifer K Strickler
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92186 5122, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:617-9. 2007
  8. pmc Department of Defense influenza and other respiratory disease surveillance during the 2009 pandemic
    Ronald L Burke
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S6. 2011
  9. pmc Capacity-building efforts by the AFHSC-GEIS program
    Jose L Sanchez
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S4. 2011
  10. pmc Vaccine-preventable adenoviral respiratory illness in US military recruits, 1999-2004
    Kevin L Russell
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Vaccine 24:2835-42. 2006

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Lack of effectiveness of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine in reducing all-cause pneumonias among healthy young military recruits: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Kevin L Russell
    Naval Health Research Center, Operational Infectious Diseases Department, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106 3521, USA Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 2900 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 33:1182-7. 2015
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (PPV23) in reducing pneumonia in healthy military trainees...
  2. pmc The Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), a U.S. government tool for improved global biosurveillance: a review of 2009
    Kevin L Russell
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 11800 Tech Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S2. 2011
    ..This article discusses the current biosurveillance landscape, programmatic details of organization and implementation, and key contributions to force health protection and global public health in 2009...
  3. pmc Inference of antibiotic resistance and virulence among diverse group A Streptococcus strains using emm sequencing and multilocus genotyping methods
    David Metzgar
    Department of Respiratory Diseases Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e6897. 2009
    ..Phenotype analysis, including critical AbR typing, is generally achieved by much slower and more laborious direct culture-based methods...
  4. doi request reprint Local changes in rates of group A Streptococcus disease and antibiotic resistance are associated with geographically widespread strain turnover events
    David Metzgar
    Department of Respiratory Diseases Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Virulence 1:247-53. 2010
    ..Shifts in antibiotic resistance profiles and disease rates at specific sites appear to be associated with strain replacements happening on larger scales, independent of antibiotic use at individual sites...
  5. ncbi request reprint Abrupt emergence of diverse species B adenoviruses at US military recruit training centers
    David Metzgar
    Respiratory Disease Laboratory, Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:1465-73. 2007
    ..Between 1999 and 2002, serotype 4 accounted for >95% of Ads isolated from recruits and for >50% of ARD cases in training facilities (15,000 cases/year)...
  6. pmc Seasonal influenza vaccine and protection against pandemic (H1N1) 2009-associated illness among US military personnel
    Matthew C Johns
    Division of GEIS Operations, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e10722. 2010
    ..A novel A/H1N1 virus is the cause of the present influenza pandemic; vaccination is a key countermeasure, however, few data assessing prior seasonal vaccine effectiveness (VE) against the pandemic strain of H1N1 (pH1N1) virus are available...
  7. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness among US military basic trainees, 2005-06 season
    Jennifer K Strickler
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92186 5122, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:617-9. 2007
    ..Vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza was 92% (95% confidence interval 85%-96%)...
  8. pmc Department of Defense influenza and other respiratory disease surveillance during the 2009 pandemic
    Ronald L Burke
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S6. 2011
    ..AFHSC-GEIS's support of a global network contributes to DoD's force health protection, while supporting global public health...
  9. pmc Capacity-building efforts by the AFHSC-GEIS program
    Jose L Sanchez
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S4. 2011
    ..S. government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State...
  10. pmc Vaccine-preventable adenoviral respiratory illness in US military recruits, 1999-2004
    Kevin L Russell
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Vaccine 24:2835-42. 2006
    ..Laboratory diagnoses complimented the surveillance efforts...
  11. pmc Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against influenza-associated illnesses among US military personnel in 2010-11: a case-control approach
    Angelia A Eick-Cost
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e41435. 2012
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  12. ncbi request reprint Fifteen-year study of the changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Nancy F Crum
    Infectious Diseases Division, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, Calif 92134 1005, USA
    Am J Med 119:943-51. 2006
    ..The study's purpose was to elucidate the evolutionary, microbiologic, and clinical characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections...
  13. pmc A cluster of Legionella-associated pneumonia cases in a population of military recruits
    Erin A McDonough
    Department of Defence Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2075-7. 2007
    ..S. military recruits during population-based surveillance for pneumonia pathogens. Results were confirmed by sequence analysis. Cases clustered tightly, suggesting a local environmental etiology...
  14. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of conjunctivitis due to a novel unencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae among military trainees
    Nancy F Crum
    Clinical Investigation Department, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92134 1005, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1148-54. 2004
    ..Bacterial conjunctivitis usually occurs as sporadic cases; outbreaks are uncommon and usually are associated with school campuses. We report an outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae conjunctivitis at a military training facility...
  15. doi request reprint Serosurvey of bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens among deployed U.S. service members
    Angelia A Eick
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 11800 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:573-80. 2011
    ..Respiratory illnesses can cause substantial morbidity during military deployments. Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are hypothesized causes...
  16. pmc PCR analysis of egyptian respiratory adenovirus isolates, including identification of species, serotypes, and coinfections
    David Metzgar
    Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5743-52. 2005
    ..In particular, coinfections may influence adenoviral evolution, as interserotypic recombination has been identified as a source of emerging strains...
  17. pmc Global Infectious Disease Surveillance at DoD Overseas Laboratories, 1999-2007
    J Jeremy Sueker
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:23-7. 2010
    ..Areas for further program strengthening are identified...
  18. pmc Influenza and respiratory disease surveillance: the US military's global laboratory-based network
    J Jeremy Sueker
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, US Army Public Health Command Provisional, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 4:155-61. 2010
    ..This article describes the system, details its contributions and the critical gaps that it is filling, and discusses future plans...
  19. pmc Single assay for simultaneous detection and differential identification of human and avian influenza virus types, subtypes, and emergent variants
    David Metzgar
    Department of Respiratory Diseases Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8995. 2010
    ..The informative specificity of a single RPM-Flu test represents specimen-specific viral gene sequences as determinants of virus type, A/HN subtype, virulence, host-range, and resistance to antiviral agents...
  20. doi request reprint Exploration of the effectiveness of social distancing on respiratory pathogen transmission implicates environmental contributions
    Michael P Broderick
    Department of Respiratory Disease Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:1420-6. 2008
    ..This possibility was explored in a military training setting, where rates of febrile respiratory illness (FRI) often reach epidemic levels...
  21. ncbi request reprint Transmission dynamics and prospective environmental sampling of adenovirus in a military recruit setting
    Kevin L Russell
    Department of Defense, Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, 92186 5122, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:877-85. 2006
    ..The transmission dynamics of adenovirus have never been well understood, which complicates prevention efforts...
  22. pmc Malaria and other vector-borne infection surveillance in the U.S. Department of Defense Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center-Global Emerging Infections Surveillance program: review of 2009 accomplishments
    Mark M Fukuda
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 2900 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S9. 2011
    ..This review describes recent VBI-related epidemiological studies conducted by AFHSC-GEIS partner laboratories within the OCONUS DoD laboratory network emphasizing their impact on human populations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Emergence of a new human adenovirus type 4 (Ad4) genotype: identification of a novel inverted terminal repeated (ITR) sequence from majority of Ad4 isolates from US military recruits
    Huo Shu H Houng
    Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    J Clin Virol 35:381-7. 2006
    ..Discovery of the novel 208bp inverted terminal repeated (ITR) sequence from a recent Ad4 Jax78 field isolate was totally distinct from the analogous 116bp ITR of Ad4 prototype...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of the 2003-2004 influenza vaccine among U.S. military basic trainees: a year of suboptimal match between vaccine and circulating strain
    Kevin L Russell
    Naval Health Research Center, Department of Defense, Centre for Deployment Health Research, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Vaccine 23:1981-5. 2005
    ..VE in this population was estimated to be 94.4% for laboratory-confirmed influenza. In contrast, VE was only 13.9% for influenza-like illness (ILI) without a laboratory confirmation...
  25. pmc Fatal meningitis in a previously healthy young adult caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 38: an emerging serotype?
    Carolyn I Baker
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 5:38. 2005
    ..In December 2001, a fatal case of pneumococcal meningitis in a Marine Corps recruit was identified. As pneumococcal vaccine usage in recruit populations is being considered, an investigation was initiated into the causative serotype...
  26. pmc Risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in an outbreak of disease among military trainees in San Diego, California, in 2002
    Katherine M Campbell
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4050-3. 2004
    ..This outbreak of MRSA skin infections in an otherwise-healthy, well-defined, military population provided an opportunity to describe risk factors for CA-MRSA which may help focus prevention efforts in this and other communities...
  27. pmc Serum penicillin G levels are lower than expected in adults within two weeks of administration of 1.2 million units
    Michael P Broderick
    Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e25308. 2011
    ..2 million units of BPG. The findings require serious consideration in future medical and public health recommendations for treatment and prophylaxis of GAS upper respiratory tract infections...
  28. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic discrimination of live attenuated influenza vaccine strains and community-acquired pathogenic strains in clinical samples
    Nikki E Freed
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Mol Cell Probes 21:103-10. 2007
    ..The results show that the test is effective, and demonstrate the importance of such tests in the age of live vaccines...
  29. ncbi request reprint Asthma hospitalizations among US military personnel, 1994 to 2004
    Christian J Hansen
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92186 5122, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:36-43. 2007
    ..The burden of asthma hospitalization on the US health care system has greatly interested health care workers, many of whom see the incidence of asthma as increasing...
  30. pmc The AFHSC-Division of GEIS Operations Predictive Surveillance Program: a multidisciplinary approach for the early detection and response to disease outbreaks
    Clara J Witt
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S10. 2011
    ..S., Africa and Asia...
  31. pmc Respiratory Infections in the U.S. Military: Recent Experience and Control
    Jose L Sanchez
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 28:743-800. 2015
    ....
  32. pmc Molecular analysis of adenovirus isolates from vaccinated and unvaccinated young adults
    Daniel A Blasiole
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92186 5122, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1686-93. 2004
    ....
  33. pmc National Department of Defense surveillance data for antibiotic resistance and emm gene types of clinical group A streptococcal isolates from eight basic training military sites
    Christopher P Barrozo
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92186 5122, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4808-11. 2003
    ..Macrolide resistance was associated with geographic sites and emm type. These data are useful for vaccine development initiatives and antimicrobial treatment considerations...
  34. ncbi request reprint A multiplex PCR for detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, and Bordetella pertussis in clinical specimens
    Erin A McDonough
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Mol Cell Probes 19:314-22. 2005
    ..Given this, the overall impact of these pathogens on public health may be grossly underestimated. The molecular test presented here provides a simple method for identification of four common, yet diagnostically challenging, pathogens...