3120.0 Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
This is an exciting session on infectious disease epidemiology. Topics include community-acquired MRSA infection, meningococcal disease in children, and the importance of TB-genotyping and re-interview in public health. H pylori clearance in children and the role of viral evolution on seasonal influenza incidence promise to be thought provoking.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast skin and soft-tissue MRSA infections with that of infections with S aureus and to understand why these infections often are mistaken for spider bites 2. Gain an understanding of the epidemiology o f meningococcal disease in Oklahoma from 1988-2004 3. Define TB genotyping and its importance, and describe clustering based on genotyping in a Philadelphia population 4. Describe the potential impact of viral evolution on the seasonal incidence of influenza 5. Consider the possibility of transient H pylori infection despite prevailing dogma of persistent infection

10:35 AM
Examining the role of viral evolution on seasonal influenza incidence
Eric Lofgren, MSPH, Nina Fefferman, PhD, Yuri N. Naumov, PhD, Jack Gorski, Pd D and Elena Naumova, PhD
10:50 AM
11:05 AM
Retrospective study of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in a west Texas community, 2004
J. Rush Pierce Jr., MD, MPH, Alicia E.I. Pittard, BA, Anne V. Denison, RN, BSN, MS, Susan K. Strickland, RN, BSN, Amanda Arellano, Matthew Whinery, BS and J. Matthew Richardson, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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