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Elizabeth Fee (1946-2018).

Am J Public Health 2019 Apr 18:e1-e4. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Anne-Emanuelle Birn is professor of critical development studies and of social and behavioral health sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Theodore M. Brown is professor emeritus of history and public health sciences at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

Elizabeth Fee was a remarkable and influential public health historian, whose personal and professional trajectories led her to speak truth to and about power in public health, past and present. Born in Northern Ireland in 1946 to Irish-Methodist missionary parents, Liz's childhood brought her into contact with peoples and struggles across the globe. At just five weeks of age, she was whisked away by her parents to civil war-era China, where she lost hearing in one ear from an untreated bout with scarlet fever. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305065DOI Listing
April 2019
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Detecting spatio-temporal hotspots of scarlet fever in Taiwan with spatio-temporal Gi* statistic.

PLoS One 2019 16;14(4):e0215434. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

A resurgence of scarlet fever has caused many pediatric infections in East Asia and the United Kingdom. Although scarlet fever in Taiwan has not been a notifiable infectious disease since 2007, the comprehensive national health insurance data can still track its trend. Here, we used data from the open data portal of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215434PLOS
April 2019
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The rash with maculopapules and fever in children.

Clin Dermatol 2019 Mar - Apr;37(2):119-128. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dermatology Department, University of CT Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA. Electronic address:

Several medical conditions can cause children to present with fever and a maculopapular rash Although some presentations are benign, others may be medical emergencies, which warrant a prompt diagnosis. We review some of the more common causes of fever and maculopapular dermatitirs, rash including infectious processes (roseola; rubeola; rubella; parvovirus B19; hand, foot, and mouth disease; scarlet fever; meningococcemia; Epstein-Barr virus infection), hypersensitivity reactions (exanthematous drug reactions), and vasculitis syndromes (Kawasaki disease). We have included a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate rapid identification of the etiology of the rash and fever. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0738081X183025
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.12.005DOI Listing
December 2018
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A step beyond the hygiene hypothesis-immune-mediated classes determined in a population-based study.

BMC Med 2019 Apr 9;17(1):75. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Research in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Psychopathology, Lausanne University Hospital, Prilly, Switzerland.

Background: Comorbidity patterns of childhood infections, atopic diseases, and adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are related to immune system programming conditions. The aim of this study was to make a step beyond the hygiene hypothesis and to comprehensively classify these patterns with latent class analysis (LCA). A second aim was to characterize the classes by associations with immunological, clinical, and sociodemographic variables. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-019-1311-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454751PMC
April 2019
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Streptococcal superantigen-induced expansion of human tonsil T cells leads to altered T follicular helper cell phenotype, B cell death and reduced immunoglobulin release.

Clin Exp Immunol 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin (Spe) A expression is epidemiologically linked to streptococcal tonsillo-pharyngitis and outbreaks of scarlet fever, although the mechanisms by which superantigens confer advantage to Streptococcus pyogenes are unclear. S. pyogenes is an exclusively human pathogen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cei.13282DOI Listing
February 2019
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Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care: cross sectional analysis and comparison with guidelines.

BMJ 2019 02 27;364:l440. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Modelling and Economics Unit, National Infection Service, Public Health England, London NW9 5EQ, UK.

Objective: To evaluate the duration of prescriptions for antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care and to compare this with guideline recommendations.

Design: Cross sectional study.

Setting: General practices contributing to The Health Improvement Network database, 2013-15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l440DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6391655PMC
February 2019
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Identification of two new core chromosome-encoded superantigens in Streptococcus pyogenes; speQ and speR.

J Infect 2019 May 20;78(5):358-363. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London, London W12 0NN, UK; Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, The Florey Institute, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK. Electronic address:

Superantigens are ubiquitous within the Streptococcus pyogenes genome, which suggests that superantigen-mediated T-cell activation provides a significant selective advantage. S. pyogenes can carry a variable complement of the 11 known superantigens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2019.02.005DOI Listing

Intramural oesophageal abscess: an unusual complication of tonsillitis.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Feb 6;12(2). Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Tonsillitis is an extremely common condition, usually it is self-limiting, of viral origin, and managed conservatively in general practice. Rarely patients require inpatient management, usually when bacterial infection is present or when the cause is virulent organisms such as Epstein Barr virus. Complications can be divided into non-suppurative; sepsis, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis and Lemierres disease, and suppurative; quinsy, parapharyngeal abscess and retropharyngeal abscess, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-226010DOI Listing
February 2019
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Detection of epidemic scarlet fever group A Streptococcus in Australia.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Sentinel hospital surveillance was instituted in Australia to detect the presence of pandemic group A Streptococcus strains causing scarlet fever. Genomic and phylogenetic analyses indicated the presence of an Australian GAS emm12 scarlet fever isolate related to UK outbreak strains. National surveillance to monitor this pandemic is recommended. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz099DOI Listing
February 2019
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Effect of meteorological factors on scarlet fever incidence in Guangzhou City, Southern China, 2006-2017.

Sci Total Environ 2019 May 25;663:227-235. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Guangzhou Center For Disease Control and Prevention, Baiyun District Qi De Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 510440, China.

Objective: To explore the relationship between meteorological factors and scarlet fever incidence from 2006 to 2017 in Guangzhou, the largest subtropical city of Southern China, and assist public health prevention and control measures.

Methods: Data for weekly scarlet fever incidence and meteorological variables from 2006 to 2017 in Guangzhou were collected from the National Notifiable Disease Report System (NNDRS) and the Guangzhou Meteorological Bureau (GZMB). Distributed lag nonlinear models (DLNMs) were conducted to estimate the effect of meteorological factors on weekly scarlet fever incidence in Guangzhou. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.318DOI Listing

Phylogenetic relationship of prophages is affected by CRISPR selection in Group A Streptococcus.

BMC Microbiol 2019 Jan 28;19(1):24. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.

Background: Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a major human pathogen, which is associated with a wide spectrum of invasive diseases, such as pharyngitis, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). It is hypothesized that differences in GAS pathogenicity are related to the acquisition of diverse bacteriophages (phages). Nevertheless, the GAS genome also harbors clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated (cas) genes, which play an important role in eliminating foreign DNA, including those of phages. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-019-1393-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6348661PMC
January 2019
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Seasonality and trend prediction of scarlet fever incidence in mainland China from 2004 to 2018 using a hybrid SARIMA-NARX model.

PeerJ 2019 17;7:e6165. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

School of Public Health, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan, China.

Background: Scarlet fever is recognized as being a major public health issue owing to its increase in notifications in mainland China, and an advanced response based on forecasting techniques is being adopted to tackle this. Here, we construct a new hybrid method incorporating seasonal autoregressive integrated moving average (SARIMA) with a nonlinear autoregressive with external input(NARX) to analyze its seasonality and trend in order to efficiently prevent and control this re-emerging disease.

Methods: Four statistical models, including a basic SARIMA, basic nonlinear autoregressive (NAR) method, traditional SARIMA-NAR and new SARIMA-NARX hybrid approaches, were developed based on scarlet fever incidence data between January 2004 and July 2018 to evaluate its temporal patterns, and their mimic and predictive capacities were compared to discover the optimal using the mean absolute percentage error, root mean square error, mean error rate, and root mean square percentage error. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6165DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339779PMC
January 2019

You're the Flight Surgeon.

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Aerosp Med Hum Perform 2019 Feb;90(2):139-143

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3357/AMHP.5287.2019DOI Listing
February 2019

Increased Risk for Invasive Group A Streptococcus Disease for Household Contacts of Scarlet Fever Cases, England, 2011-2016.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Mar 17;25(3):529-537. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

The incidence of scarlet fever in England and Wales is at its highest in 50 years. We estimated secondary household risk for invasive group A Streptococcus (iGAS) disease within 60 days after onset of scarlet fever. Reports of scarlet fever in England during 2011-2016 were matched by residential address to persons with laboratory-confirmed iGAS infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2503.181518DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390732PMC
March 2019
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[Surveillance data on notifiable infectious diseases among students aged 6-22 years in China, 2011-2016].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2018 Dec;39(12):1589-1595

Division of Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early Warning on Infectious Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China.

To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of notifiable infectious diseases among Chinese students from 2011 to 2016 and to provide reference for the effective prevention and control programs on infectious disease among students. Both morbidity and mortality of notifiable infectious diseases among Chinese students aged 6-22 years from 2011 to 2016 were analyzed, with main characteristics of the disease described. During 2011 to 2016, morbidities of Categories A, B and C infectious diseases among the Chinese students aged 6-22 years showed a decreasing trend, from 248. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0254-6450.2018.12.010DOI Listing
December 2018
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Scarlet fever associated with hepatitis in pediatrics. A case report.

Rev Chil Pediatr 2018 Aug;89(4):521-524

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA.

Introduction: Scarlet fever is a common illness in pediatrics caused by group A beta-hemolytic strep tococcus (GABHS), which usually occurs after an episode of pharyngitis, and has an overall excellent prognosis. Hepatitis secondary to scarlet fever is a rare complication described in adults and even less frequently in children. Our objective was to describe a case of hepatitis secondary to scarlet fever in a pediatric patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062018005000606DOI Listing
August 2018
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[A toddler with a rare complication of scarlet fever].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 11 26;162. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis, afd. Kindergeneeskunde, Delft.

Background: Haemolytic group A streptococci (GAS) are the most common bacterial cause of infection in the Netherlands. These bacteria can cause many different non-invasive infections, including scarlet fever.

Case Description: A two-year-old girl presented with fever, tachycardia, exanthema and swelling in the neck. Read More

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November 2018
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[Study on the super-antigen genes of group A strains isolated from patients with scarlet fever and pharyngeal infection, in Beijing, 2015-2017].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2018 Oct;39(10):1375-1380

Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing Research Center for Preventive Medicine, Beijing 100013, China.

To analyze the characteristics of super-antigen (SAg) of group A (GAS), isolated from patients with scarlet fever or pharyngeal infections in Beijing between 2015-2017. Throat swab specimens from patients with scarlet fever or pharyngeal infections were collected and tested for GAS. Eleven currently known SAg genes including ACGHIJ, KLMZ and were tested by real-time PCR while M protein genes ( genes) were amplified and sequenced by PCR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0254-6450.2018.10.016DOI Listing
October 2018
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Group A Streptococcus disease in Hong Kong children: an overview.

Hong Kong Med J 2018 Dec 9;24(6):593-601. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Paediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Group A β-haemolytic or is a gram-positive coccus that tends to grow in chains. is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from pharyngitis and mild superficial skin infections to life-threatening systemic diseases. Infections typically begin in the throat or skin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12809/hkmj187275DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Etiological characteristics of pyogenes isolated from children with scarlet fever in Tianjin from 2012 to 2016].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Oct;52(10):1045-1049

Department of Infectious Disease, Tianjin Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tianjin 300011, China.

To investigate the etiological characteristics of pyogenes that caused scarlet fever from 2012 to 2016 in Tianjin. The subjects were children diagnosed clinically as scarlet fever in Tianjin scarlet fever monitoring hospital from 2012 to 2016. The exclusion criteria were children with scarlet fever who were unable to cooperate with sampling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2018.10.015DOI Listing
October 2018
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An assessment of potential unintended consequences following a national antimicrobial stewardship programme in England: an interrupted time series analysis.

Clin Infect Dis 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Dr Foster Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.

Background: The 'Quality Premium' (QP) introduced in England in 2015 aimed to financially reward local healthcare commissioners for targeted reductions in primary care antibiotic prescribing. We aimed to evaluate possible unintended clinical outcomes related to this QP.

Methods: Using Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics datasets, we examined general practitioner (GP) consultations (visits) and emergency hospital admissions related to a series of pre-defined conditions of unintended consequences of reduced prescribing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy904DOI Listing
October 2018
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Managing scarlet fever.

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BMJ 2018 Aug 30;362:k3005. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3005DOI Listing

Hypotheses for the resurgence of scarlet fever in China - Authors' reply.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 Sep;18(9):943-944

Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30489-4DOI Listing
September 2018
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A 12 year outbreak of scarlet fever in Singapore.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 Sep;18(9):942

Infectious Disease Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore 229899.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30464-XDOI Listing
September 2018
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Hypotheses for the resurgence of scarlet fever in China.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 Sep;18(9):942-943

State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30470-5DOI Listing
September 2018
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The fall and rise of Group A Streptococcus diseases.

Epidemiol Infect 2018 Aug 15:1-6. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases,Telethon Kids Institute,University of Western Australia,Perth,Australia.

Streptococcus pyogenes (or Group A Streptococcus, GAS) is a Gram-positive human pathogen responsible for a diverse array of superficial, invasive and immune-related diseases. GAS infections have historically been diseases of poverty and overcrowding, and remain a significant problem in the developing world and in disadvantaged populations within developed countries. With improved living conditions and access to antibiotics, the rates of GAS diseases in developed societies have gradually declined during the 20th century. Read More

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https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S095026881
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268818002285DOI Listing
August 2018
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Sudden Death as a Sequel of Ruptured Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm in Kawasaki Disease.

Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2018 Dec;39(4):375-377

Department of Pathology, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

This article reports a case of Kawasaki disease (KD) and its rapid fatal course in a 5-year-old boy, who 3 days before hospitalization demonstrated fever and diffuse erythema in the face, neck, and torso, as well as swelling and pain below the right earlobe. During the admission, he was diagnosed with mumps and suspected scarlet fever. Abnormal laboratory findings included elevated values of procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, and interleukin 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAF.0000000000000417DOI Listing
December 2018
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Impact of meteorological factors on scarlet fever in Jiangsu province, China.

Public Health 2018 Aug 14;161:59-66. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 211166, China; Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing 210009, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aimed to examine the relationships between meteorological factors and the incidence of scarlet fever in different populations for scientific prevention strategies.

Study Design: An ecological study was conducted.

Methods: The seasonal index was used to detect the seasonal pattern of scarlet fever. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.02.021DOI Listing

The resurgence of scarlet fever in China.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 08 29;18(8):823-824. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin 300052, China. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30275-5DOI Listing
August 2018
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Resurgence of scarlet fever in China: a 13-year population-based surveillance study.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 08 29;18(8):903-912. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Zhejiang Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Electronic address:

Background: A re-emergence of scarlet fever has been noted in Hong Kong, South Korea, and England, UK, since 2008. China also had a sudden increase in the incidence of the disease in 2011. In this study, we aimed to assess the epidemiological changes before and after the upsurge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30231-7DOI Listing
August 2018
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The first case of multiple pulmonary granulomas with amyloid deposition in a dental technician; a rare manifestation as an occupational lung disease.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 May 22;18(1):77. Epub 2018 May 22.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryou-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan.

Background: Occupational lung diseases, such as pneumoconiosis, are one of the health problems of dental workers that have been receiving increasing interest. Pulmonary amyloidosis is a heterogenous group of diseases, and can be classified into primary (idiopathic) and secondary (associated with various inflammatory diseases, hereditary, or neoplastic). To date, the development of pulmonary amyloidosis in dental workers has not been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-018-0654-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5964708PMC
May 2018
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Homeopathic Prevention and Management of Epidemic Diseases.

Authors:
Jennifer Jacobs

Homeopathy 2018 08 12;107(3):157-160. Epub 2018 May 12.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Background: Homeopathy has been used to treat epidemic diseases since the time of Hahnemann, who used Belladonna to treat scarlet fever. Since then, several approaches using homeopathy for epidemic diseases have been proposed, including individualization, combination remedies, genus epidemicus, and isopathy.

Methods: The homeopathic research literature was searched to find examples of each of these approaches and to evaluate which were effective. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1649487DOI Listing
August 2018
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Into Darkness and Silence: What Caused Helen Keller's Deafblindness?

Authors:
Janet R Gilsdorf

Clin Infect Dis 2018 Oct;67(9):1445-1449

Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

In 1882, at 19 months of age, Helen Keller developed a febrile illness that left her both deaf and blind. Historical biographies attribute the illness to rubella, scarlet fever, encephalitis, or meningitis. This analysis of her illness suggests she likely had bacterial meningitis, caused by Neisseria meningitidis or possibly Haemophilus influenzae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy385DOI Listing
October 2018
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Complete Genome Sequence of a Streptococcus pyogenes Serotype M12 Scarlet Fever Outbreak Isolate from China, Compiled Using Oxford Nanopore and Illumina Sequencing.

Genome Announc 2018 May 3;6(18). Epub 2018 May 3.

State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

The incidence of scarlet fever cases remains high in China. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of a isolate of serotype M12, which has been confirmed as the predominant serotype in recent outbreaks. Genome sequencing was achieved by a combination of Oxford Nanopore MinION and Illumina methodologies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00389-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5940962PMC
May 2018
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Constantly high incidence of scarlet fever in Germany.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 05;18(5):499-500

Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Applied Biometry, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S14733099183021
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30210-XDOI Listing
May 2018
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An Urgent Need for Global Preparedness against the Reemergence of "Forgotten" Infectious Diseases in Korea.

J Korean Med Sci 2018 Apr 4;33(17):e125. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

Global Center for Infectious Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e125DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5909102PMC
April 2018
10 Reads
1.250 Impact Factor

Lichen striatus following scarlet fever in a 3-year-old female patient.

Int J Dermatol 2018 09 14;57(9):1118-1119. Epub 2018 Apr 14.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.13995DOI Listing
September 2018
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Unusual case of suspected recurrent scarlet fever in a UK serviceman.

J R Army Med Corps 2018 May 13;164(2):130-131. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

Academic Department of Military General Practice and Primary Care, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK.

The UK prevalence of scarlet fever, a Group A streptococcal infection, is increasing. We present an unusual case of suspected recurrent scarlet fever in a member of the UK Armed Forces. Treatments, occupational implication and public health measures to mitigate the risk of disease spread. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jramc-2018-000961DOI Listing
May 2018
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Outbreak Investigation of Scarlet Fever in a Kindergarten.

Authors:
Hyunju Lee

Infect Chemother 2018 03;50(1):65-66

Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongam, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2018.50.1.65DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5895836PMC
March 2018
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Investigation of Scarlet Fever Outbreak in a Kindergarten.

Infect Chemother 2018 Mar;50(1):38-42

Department of Epidemiology and Medical Informatics, Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Scarlet fever is caused by a group A streptococcal (GAS) infection. On April 3, 2017, an outbreak among children in a kindergarten was reported to the local health department. An epidemiologic investigation was conducted to identify the possible transmission route of this outbreak and to recommend appropriate control measures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2018.50.1.38DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5895829PMC
March 2018
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Identification and Characterization of Fluoroquinolone Non-susceptible Clones Harboring Tetracycline and Macrolide Resistance in Shanghai, China.

Front Microbiol 2018 23;9:542. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Microbiology, Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China.

, also known as group A (GAS), is one of the top 10 infectious causes of death worldwide. Macrolide and tetracycline resistant GAS has emerged as a major health concern in China coinciding with an ongoing scarlet fever epidemic. Furthermore, increasing rates of fluoroquinolone (FQ) non-susceptibility within GAS from geographical regions outside of China has also been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00542DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5876283PMC
March 2018
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The strawberry tongue: What, how and where?

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Jul-Aug;84(4):500-505

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Shri B M Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_57_17DOI Listing
November 2018
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Streptococcal group A, C and G pharyngitis in school children: a prospective cohort study in Southern India.

Epidemiol Infect 2018 05 4;146(7):848-853. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

Biostatistics Research Branch,NIAID, NIH,5601 Fishers Lane Room 4C11, Rockville, MD 20852,USA.

Diagnosing streptococcal pharyngitis in children on the basis of clinical appearance and throat culture is complicated by high colonisation rates and by the ability of other pathogens to cause clinically similar disease. To characterise the epidemiology of Lancefield Group A, C and G β-haemolytic streptococcus (GAS, GCS and GGS, respectively) in children, we conducted a 2-year prospective study of 307 school children between 7 and 11 years old. GGS and GAS were commonly identified organisms both for silent streptococcal colonisation and symptomatic sore throat, while GCS was uncommonly found. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095026881800064XDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5957769PMC
May 2018
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[Study on early warning threshold values for 7 common communicable diseases in Gansu province, 2016].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2018 Mar;39(3):352-356

Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Gansu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Lanzhou 730000, China.

To optimize the warning threshold values of common communicable diseases in Gansu province, and improve the early warning effect. An early warning model was set up for influenza, scarlet fever, other infectious diarrheal diseases, dysentery, typhoid and paratyphoid, viral hepatitis type E and hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) respectively in Gansu by using the moving percentile method and cumulative sum method. By calculating the sensitivity, specificity, predictive value of positive test, predictive value of negative test, Youden' index and receiver-operating characteristic curve, the optimum early warning threshold values for communicable diseases in Gansu were selected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0254-6450.2018.03.020DOI Listing
March 2018
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The Comeback of Scarlet Fever.

EBioMedicine 2018 Feb 31;28:7-8. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Microbiology, Carol Yu Centre for Infection, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, China. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5835575PMC
February 2018
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Scarlet Fever Epidemic in China Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes Serotype M12: Epidemiologic and Molecular Analysis.

EBioMedicine 2018 Feb 11;28:128-135. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, 102206, China. Electronic address:

From 2011, Hong Kong and mainland China have witnessed a sharp increase in reported cases, with subsequent reports of epidemic scarlet fever in North Asia and the United Kingdom. Here we examine epidemiological data and investigate the genomic context of the predominantly serotype M12 Streptococcus pyogenes scarlet fever isolates from mainland China. Incident case data was obtained from the Chinese Nationwide Notifiable Infectious Diseases Reporting Information System. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5835554PMC
February 2018
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'Outbreak Gold Standard' selection to provide optimized threshold for infectious diseases early-alert based on China Infectious Disease Automated-alert and Response System.

J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci 2017 Dec 21;37(6):833-841. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 30329-4027, USA.

The China Infectious Disease Automated-alert and Response System (CIDARS) was successfully implemented and became operational nationwide in 2008. The CIDARS plays an important role in and has been integrated into the routine outbreak monitoring efforts of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at all levels in China. In the CIDARS, thresholds are determined using the "Mean+2SD‟ in the early stage which have limitations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11596-017-1814-9DOI Listing
December 2017
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Increasing Number of Scarlet Fever Cases, South Korea, 2011-2016.

Emerg Infect Dis 2018 01;24(1):172-173

The increasing number of reported scarlet fever cases during 2011‒2016 in the National Notifiable Infectious Disease database in South Korea occurred because of increased overall reporting and expanded reporting criteria rather than because of increasing scarlet fever incidence. Further increases are anticipated because of other expansions in reporting requirements. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2401.171027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749449PMC
January 2018
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