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Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter Archive 2000-2009

 

Past Volumes 20-29

 

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2009     2008     2007     2006     2005     2004     2003     2002     2001     2000

 

Volume 29 - 2009

Vol. 29, No. 7     December

  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Connecticut, 2000-2008
  • Campylobacteriosis in Connecticut, 1999-2008

Vol. 29, No. 6     October

  • Changes to the List of Reportable Diseases
  • Surveillance for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness Associated with Consumption of Water at a Housing Complex, Tolland County, 2008
  • Early Syphilis Remains High in Connecticut, 2009
  • The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease (1976)

Vol. 29, No. 5     August

  • Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Involving Employees of a Company - Connecticut, 2009

Vol. 29, No. 4     June

  • Increase in Early Syphilis - Connecticut, 2009
  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 2008

Vol. 29, No. 3     March

  • HIV Sex Partner Notification Services Available
  • Electronic Matching of the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Surveillance Registries
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • Electronic Distribution of the Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter

Vol. 29, No. 2     February

  • Outbreak of E. coli O157 Associated With Raw Milk Consumption - Connecticut, 2008

Vol. 29, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2009
  • List of Reportable Diseases 2009
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings 2009
  • Persons Required to Report Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 28 - 2008

Vol. 28, No. 5     December

  • Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Connecticut Hospital Health Care Personnel, 2007-2008
  • HIV Genotype Testing - a Survey of Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Routine HIV Testing Recommended in Healthcare Settings
  • Evaluating HIV/AIDS Reporting

Vol. 28, No. 4    November

  • Free Influenza Testing During the 2008-2009 Flu Season
  • Multiple Surveillance Systems Identify High Levels of Influenza Activity During the 2007-2008 Flu Season

Vol. 28, No. 3     September

  • Estimating HIV Incidence in Connecticut
  • HIV Viral Load Reporting Update

Vol. 28, No. 2     May

  • Electronic Distribution of the Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter
  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 2007
  • Outbreak of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Associated with a Restaurant - Connecticut, 2008

Vol. 28, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2008
  • List of Reportable Diseases 2008
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings 2008
  • Persons Required to Report Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 27 - 2007

Vol. 27, No. 5     November

  • Free Influenza Testing
  • Influenza Testing Practices of Primary Care Providers in Connecticut, 2007
  • Investigation of a Rash Illness Following Participation in the 2006 NESCAC Cross Country Meet in a Connecticut Park

Vol. 27, No. 4     July

  • West Nile Virus Surveillance, Connecticut 2006
  • Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) Infection in a Connecticut Resident

Vol. 27, No. 3     April

  • Pertussis-Connecticut, 2002-2006
  • Recommendations for the Use of Pertussis-Containing Vaccines in Adolescents and Adults

Vol. 27, No. 2     February

  • HPV Vaccine Target Groups and Benefits: Cervical Cancer Epidemiology in Connecticut, 1994-2003
  • Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Associated with Consumption of Chopped Barbeque Pork, Connecticut, 2006

Vol. 27, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2007
  • List of Reportable Diseases 2007
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings 2007
  • Persons Required to Report Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Significant Findings

Volume 26 - 2006

Vol. 26, No. 6     December

  • Investigation of a Possible Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease - Connecticut, 2006

Vol. 26, No. 5     October

  • Free Influenza Testing
  • Surveillance for Human Illness Caused by Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus
  • Shigellosis in Connecticut, 2000-2005

Vol. 26, No. 4     September

  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 2005
  • Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis - Connecticut, 2005

Vol. 26, No. 3     May

  • West Nile Virus Surveillance - Connecticut, 2005
  • Outbreak of Norovirus Gastroenteritis - Connecticut, 2005

Vol. 26, No. 2     March

  • The Changing Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Connecticut, 2000-2004
  • Molecular Genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Vol. 26, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2006
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 25 - 2005

Vol. 25, No. 5     December

  • Listeriosis in Connecticut, 1998-2004
  • Restaurant-Associated Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis, New Haven County, June 2005

Vol. 25, No. 4     November

  • Free Influenza Testing
  • Influenza in Connecticut 2004-2005: Surveillance Identifies a Biphasic Influenza Season
  • Influenza Information for Health Care Professionals

Vol. 25, No. 3     June

  • Salmonellosis in Connecticut, 1998-2004
  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

Vol. 25, No. 2     April

  • Raccoon Rabies - Connecticut, 1991-2004
  • Bat Rabies - Connecticut, 2004

Vol. 25, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2005
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 24 - 2004

Vol. 24, No. 4     October

  • Free Influenza Testing
  • Influenza in Connecticut - Understanding the 2003-2004 Influenza Season
  • Reporting of Pediatric Deaths Due to Influenza

Vol. 24, No. 3     July

  • Surveillance for Arbovirus Infections
  • West Nile Virus Knowledge, Attitudes, Behavior and Preventability in Connecticut, 2003

Vol. 24, No. 2     May

  • Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Update
  • Hepatitis A Infection Among Patrons of a Fairfield County Restaurant

Vol. 24, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2004
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 23 - 2003

Vol. 23, No. 6     December

  • Toxoplasmosis Activities in Connecticut, 2001-2003

Vol. 23, No. 5     October

  • SARS Surveillance Advisory
  • SARS/Influenza and Influenza Vaccine Use
  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Coverage, 2003-2004
  • Free Influenza Testing

Vol. 23, No. 4     July

  • Surveillance for Arbovirus Infections
    • West Nile Virus Update
      • Arbovirus Surveillance
      • Laboratory Testing
      • Reporting Form

Vol. 23, No. 3     May

  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 2002
  • Babesiosis - Connecticut, 2002
  • Ehrlichiosis - Connecticut, 2002

Vol. 23, No. 2     March

  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 Gastroenteritis - Connecticut, 2002
  • Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - Connecticut, 2000-2002

Vol. 23, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2003
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 22 - 2002

Vol. 22, No. 6     December

  • Erratum - Electronic Distribution of the Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter
  • Hepatitis B Post Vaccination Testing Recommendations for Health Care Personnel
  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 2001

Vol. 22, No. 5     November

  • Electronic Distribution of the Connecticut Epidemiologist Newsletter
  • Free Influenza Testing
  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Coverage
  • Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities -Connecticut, 1997-2001
  • New Staff

Vol. 22, No. 4     Special Issue

  • Differential Diagnosis of Smallpox
  • Smallpox Continuing Education Available

Vol. 22, No. 3     May

  • Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigations
  • Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Gastroenteritis - Connecticut, 2001
  • Outbreak of Norwalk-like Virus Gastroenteritis - Connecticut, 2002

Vol. 22, No. 2     April

  • Surveillance for Arbovirus Infections
    • West Nile Update
      • Arbovirus Surveillance
      • Laboratory Testing
      • Reporting Form

Vol. 22, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings - Changes for 2002
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 21 - 2001

Vol. 21, No. 5     December

  • 20th Anniversary of AIDS in Connecticut, 1981-2001

Vol. 21, No. 4     August

  • Foodborne Illnesses and Death in Connecticut, 1996-1999
  • Escherichia coli O157 Infections in Connecticut, 1990-2000
  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Connecticut, 2000-2001

Vol. 21, No. 3     July

  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 2000
  • Study of Efficacy of the Lyme Vaccine in Clinical Practice
  • Babesiosis - Connecticut, 1991-2000

Vol. 21, No. 2     April

  • Update on West Nile Virus and Encephalitis: Reporting and Laboratory Testing
    • Reporting Form

Vol. 21, No. 1     January

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings 2001
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

Volume 20 - 2000

Vol. 20, No. 7     December

  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Connecticut Laboratories
  • Campylobacteriosis - Connecticut, 1998, 1999

Vol. 20, No. 6     October

  • Influenza Testing
  • Updated Recommendations From the ACIP in Response to Delays in Supply of Influenza Vaccine for 2000-01 Season

Vol. 20, No. 5     August

  • Insecticides and Repellants Used for Mosquito Control With Emphasis on Preventing the Spread of West Nile Virus a Guide for Healthcare Providers

Vol. 20, No. 4     July

  • Ehrlichiosis - Connecticut, 1995-1999
  • Lyme Disease - Connecticut, 1999

Vol. 20, No. 3     June

  • Trends in AIDS Deaths
  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Annual Report
  • Reported AIDS Cases

Vol. 20, No. 2     April

  • West Nile and Encephalitis Reporting
  • Encephalitis Report Form

Vol. 20, No. 1     February

  • Reportable Diseases and Laboratory Findings Changes for 2000
  • List of Reportable Diseases
  • List of Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings

 

 

 

 

 

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