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PHSKC was aware of three other recently diagnosed cases of HIV infection among women who inject drugs and were living homeless in north Seattle (patients 1, 2, and 3); none of these women had known epidemiologic links to other recently diagnosed cases.
Nicole Williams (PHSKC Intern) helped with data formatting and telephone follow-up.
The sites were staffed by PHSKC employees and volunteers who attempted to interview all persons exchanging syringes.
On September 27, 2009, after the hospital infection prevention office at PHSKC was notified about a retreat participant with acute influenza A, all HCP who had attended the work retreat were contacted.
PHSKC conducted an environmental assessment of the patient's property on May 9.
On the basis of CDC guidance, PHSKC recommended an additional dose of MMR vaccine to protect fraternity and sorority members who were subject to potential mumps exposure (2).
PHSKC's environmental health (EH) division began focusing on the issue of health, land use planning, and the built environment in December 2003.
WADOH and PHSKC investigation into the source of pork traced the pork consumed by 35 (59%) of the 59 interviewed patients who reported eating pork back to a U.S.
The preferred specimen for vaccinia virus testing is a swab placed in a dry tube, not viral transport media; therefore, the swab was not tested for vaccinia virus, and PHSKC facilitated collection of a second swab specimen during the patient's referral visit.
As of November 2009, a total of 21 cases of cocaine-associated agranulocytosis had been investigated by NMDOH and PHSKC. Thirteen patients were women.
For this report, PHSKC analyzed surveillance data on infectious syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea reported to PHSKC from health-care providers and laboratories.
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