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CDC Science Clips: March 5 - March 9, 2012

Vol. 4, Issue: 10, 3/12/12
 
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Coincident with this week's International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, this week's Science Clips featured selections highlight several emerging and re-emerging infections. Lessons continue to be learned from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic; E Azziz-Baumgartner and colleagues highlight early detection of this novel influenza virus in Bangladesh. Writing in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, AJ Langer et al demonstrate the important role state laws and policies play in foodborne outbreaks due to nonpasteurized dairy products. Two infectious "friends without benefits"- tuberculosis and HIV- are examined in separate features. Liu and several CDC colleagues examine the role of nonimmigrant visitors in foreign-born TB in the US. Rapid HIV screening tests may underperform in high-incidence populations, according to data presented by P Patel et al in the Journal of Clinical Virology. While the infectious or non-infectious etiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) remains unknown, LA Jason et al provide recommendations for minimum data elements to standardize CFS research.

Another group of featured articles highlight the role of schools and communities in preventive health interventions. As part of a CDC sponsored supplement to Pediatrics, M Fishbane, A Kist and RA Schieber describe Florida's use of Incident Command procedures for school-located influenza vaccination clinics. Middle schools can be successfully used as sites for sexual risk avoidance and risk reduction education, according to CM Markham et al in the Journal of Adolescent Health. A Community Guide systematic review published this week by B Burrus and colleagues found that "face to face" interventions delivered to caregivers can result in improvements in adolescent health.

Somewhat broader community level factors in health outcomes are the subject of two additional highlighted articles. The importance of the "built environment" to public health is a key conclusion of the health impact assessment of the Atlanta BeltLine published by CL Ross et al in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Writing in the same journal, WJ Riley and collaborators describe the public health accreditation process and how it affects state and local health departments responsible for community health, and also propose a research agenda for the accreditation process.


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