Help seeking behavior of mothers of children with and without measles in Shahpur block of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2008

Author (s): 

Surender Nikhil Gupta1*, Naveen Gupta**

Background: Measles is rightly called as captain of killer team in India. In Himachal Pradesh,
despite high immunization coverage, the outbreaks are occurring. Based upon two outbreaks, we
conducted a qualitative comparative study to describe the help seeking behavior of mothers of
children with measles and to recommend appropriate remedial measures to prevent further outbreaks.


Dengue Fever outbreaks in Lima during 2009-2010: Epidemiological changes in urban areas

Background: Dengue fever is endemic in Peru. The epidemic potential for dengue transmission in Lima has spread alarmingly in the last five years due to migration from endemic areas as the jungle and northern of Peru. We analyzed the 2009-2010 dengue fever outbreaks in Lima to determine their epidemiological, clinical and circulation of serotypes.

Author (s): 

Gloria A. Cisneros Luis M. Loro Juan C. velasco Gloria Yale

Presenter (s): 

Outbreak of Cholera, East-Akim Municipality, Ghana, November, 2010

Background: Cholera is an acute infectious illness with profuse watery diarrhea caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 or O139. World–wide, an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases with 100,000–120,000 deaths occur annually. In Ghana, over 9000 cholera-cases with 250 deaths were recorded in 1999. Provision of safe water and sanitation prevents cholera outbreaks. On October 29th 2010, the East-Akim Municipality (EAM) received a report of suspected cholera outbreak.

Author (s): 

Joseph Opare 1, 2, Der1, 2, K .Afakye1, G. Bonsu2 C. Ohuabunwo1, E. Afari1, S. Sackey1, F. Wurapa1, J.

Presenter (s): 
Add files

Foodborne disease outbreaks in Australia, 2001-2008

Background: Foodborne disease outbreaks are an important cause of preventable gastrointestinal illness in Australia. Data on these outbreaks have been collected in a national OzFoodNet outbreak register since 2001. OzFoodNet is a network of epidemiologists around Australia dedicated to enhancing surveillance of foodborne illness and investigating foodborne disease outbreaks. The aim of this study is to analyse national outbreak data to improve our understanding of and provide evidence for minimising future foodborne disease outbreaks in Australia.

Author (s): 

Kate H. Astridge 1,2, M. Kirk 2, K. Knope 2, M. McPherson 1 1. National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. 2. OzFoodNet, Australian Government Department of Health and Agein

Presenter (s): 

Norovirus outbreak associated with contaminated bottled spring water in a boarding school: Zhejiang Province, China, 2010

Background: On April 22, 2010, a local hospital reported 29 students with acute gastroenteritis in a boarding school. We investigated this outbreak to identify the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for infection.

Author (s): 

Jichuan Shen, J. Gao,H.L. Ma, L.J. Zhang, B.P. Zhu

Presenter (s): 
Mr. Ji Chuan Shen
Syndicate content