Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program

Publications

Posted here are reports that combine surveillance information for several infectious diseases. Also posted are manuscripts prepared by infectious disease epidemiologists and published nationally.

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Publications

Monthly Graphs
October 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
September 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
August 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
July 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
June 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
May 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
April 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
March 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
February 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
January 2014 (Adobe PDF*)
2013 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
2012 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
2011 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
2010 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
2009 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
2008 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
2007 Graphs (Adobe PDF*)
Surveillance Reports
2013
Acute Hepatitis A - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Acute Hepatitis B - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Animal Rabies - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Bacterial Enteric Diseases – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
EEE and WNV – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Haemophilus influenzae – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Health Education Intervention for Salmonellosis Associated with Poultry Contact - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Legionella - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Lyme Disease - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Mosquito-borne Disease Travel Related - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
MRSA - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Norovirus Outbreaks - 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Pertussis – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Tick-borne Diseases – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Tuberculosis – 2013 (Adobe PDF*)
 
2012
Animal Rabies - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Bacterial Enteric Diseases - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Group A Streptococcus - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Group B Streptococcus - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Hepatitis A – 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Haemophilus influenzae – 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Acute Hepatitis B – 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Influenza 2012-2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Rapid Influenza Tests 2012-2013 (Adobe PDF*)
Legionella - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Lyme Disease - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Mosquito-borne illness - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
MRSA - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Norovirus - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Pertussis - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Streptococcus pneumoniae - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Tick-borne illness - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Tuberculosis - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Latent Tuberculosis Infection – 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Varicella - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
 
2011
Acute Hepatitis A – 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Acute Hepatitis B - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Animal Rabies - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Enteric Diseases - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Group B Streptococcus - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Group A Streptococcus - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Haemophilus influenzae - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Influenza 2011 - 2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Legionella - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Lyme Disease - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Mosquito Borne Illness - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
MRSA - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Norovirus - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Pertussis - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Rapid Influenza Tests 2011-2012 (Adobe PDF*)
Tick Borne Diseases - 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
Tuberculosis 2011 (Adobe PDF*)
 
2010
Animal Rabies - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Bacterial Enteric Diseases 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Cryptosporidiosis 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Group A Streptococcus - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Group B Streptococcus - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Haemophilus influenzae - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Legionellosis - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Lyme Disease - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Meningococcal Disease - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
MRSA, invasive - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Pertussis - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Streptococcus pneumoniae - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Varicella - 2010 (Adobe PDF*)
Annual Reports
2013 Infectious Disease Annual Report (Adobe PDF*)
2012 Infectious Disease Annual Report (Adobe PDF*)
2011 Infectious Disease Annual Report (Adobe PDF*)
2010 Infectious Disease Annual Report (Adobe PDF*)
2009 Infectious Disease Annual Report (Adobe PDF*)
2008 Infectious Disease Annual Report (Adobe PDF*)
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Maine: 2006 Summary (6/18/2009) (Adobe PDF*)
    Addendum: Cases by Public Health District (Adobe PDF*)
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Maine: 2007 Summary (8/7/2008) (Adobe PDF*)
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Maine: 2005 Summary (9/7/2006) (Microsoft Word) also in Adobe PDF*
    Addendum: CA-MRSA (11/22/2006) (Adobe PDF*)
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Maine: 2004 Summary  (Microsoft Word) also in Adobe PDF*
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Maine: 2003 Summary (Adobe PDF*)
Other Publications
Initial Health Assessment of Select Foreign-Born Populations in Maine  (Microsoft Word) also in Adobe PDF*
Conference Presentation Posters
Validating Electronic Laboratory Reports of Notifiable Diseases from a National Laboratory – Maine, 2012-2013 (Adobe PDF)
Preventing Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission During Assisted Monitoring of Blood Glucose and Insulin Administration in Long Term Care (PowerPoint)
Evaluation of the Giardia Surveillance System in Maine (Adobe PDF)
Epidemiologic Analysis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Maine: An Opportunity to Strengthen Cultural and Linguistic Awareness (Adobe PDF)
Evaluation of Educational Materials for Prevention of Salmonella – Maine, 2013 (Adobe PDF)
Impact of Lyme Disease Prevention Forums - Maine, 2013 (PowerPoint)
Invasive Group A Strep Infections Associated With Bath Salts Injection (PowerPoint)
Increase in Vibriosis, Maine, July - September 2012 (Adobe PDF)
Culture-Independent Diagnostic Testing for Campylobacter spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. — Maine, 2012 (Adobe PDF)
Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Workers – Maine, 2012 (PowerPoint)
Evaluating Usefulness of Maine’s Syndromic Surveillance System for Hospitals, 2012 (Adobe PDF)
Examining False Positive IGM Anti-HAV in Maine Maine, 2011 (Adobe PDF)
Bats & Rabies in Maine Maine, 2011 (Adobe PDF)
Evaluation of the Maine Syndromic Surveillance System, 2011 (Adobe PDF)
School Located Influenza Vaccine Clinics – Maine, 2010 (PowerPoint)
Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Maine, 2009-2010 (PowerPoint)
Evaluation of Human Lyme Disease Surveillance in Maine, 2008 – 2010 (PowerPoint)
Monitoring Infectious Diseases Using Maine’s Syndromic Surveillance System (Adobe PDF)
Projected Effects of Climate Change on Range Expansion of Deer Ticks in Maine
Prevalence and Distribution of Deer Tick Virus in Cervids, Maine, USA
Electronic Data Validation for ILINet Sites
A Preliminary Evaluation of Heat Waves in Maine: Questions and Considerations for a Temperate, Rural State
Implications of a Change in the Case Definition of Lyme Disease Surveillance - Maine, 2007 (Adobe PDF*)
Salmonella Serotype Enteritidis Infections Among Workers Producing Poultry Vaccine - Maine, 2006 (Adobe PDF*)
Par for the Course: Outbreak of Shigella flexneri at a Golf Tournament - Maine, 2005 (Adobe PDF*)
Assessment of Influenza & Pneumonia-Associated Death Surveillance - Maine, 2003-2005 (Adobe PDF*)
Manuscripts Publicly Available:
Robinson S. Lyme Disease in Maine: a Comparison of NEDSS Surveillance Data and Maine Health Data Organization Hospital Discharge data. Online J Public Health Inform. 2014 Feb 5;5(3):231
Robbins A, Anand M, Nicholas DC, Egan JS, Musser KA, Giguere S, et al. Ground beef recall associated with non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli, United States External site disclaimer [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2014 Jan
Epperson S, Jhung M, Richards S, Quinlisk P, Ball L, Moll M et al. Human infections with influenza A(H3N2) variant virus in the United States, 2011-2012. Clin Infect Dis 2013 Jul;57 Suppl 1:S4-S11
Lubelczyk C, Mutebi JP, Robinson S, Elias S, Smith L, Juris S et al. An epizootic of eastern equine encephalitis virus, Maine, USA in 2009: Outbreak descrption and entomological studies. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 Jan; 88(1):95-102.
Matluk N, Grieser H, Robbins A, Ball L, Sites A, Sears S, Colby K, Kelley, M. Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with a Community College Microbiology Laboratory – Maine, 2013. External site disclaimer MMWR, Nov 1; 65(43): 863.
Colby K, Sears S, McEvoy E, Hoenig D, Mathison B, de Almeida M, da Silva A, Bishop H, Montgomery S, Manning S, Miller L. Ascariasis Associated with Pig Farming – Maine, 2010-2013. External site disclaimer MMWR, May 24; 62(20): 413.
Sears S, Colby K, Tiller R, Guerra M. Human Exposures to Marine Brucella Isolated from a Harbor Porpoise - Maine, 2012. MMWR 2012;61(25);461-463.
Uzicanin A, Thompson M, Smith P, Chaves SS, Foster L, Dube N et al. Effectiveness of 1 dose of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines in preventing reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction-confirmed H1N1 infection among school-aged children in Maine. J Infect Dis. 2012 Oct 1; 206(7): 1059-68.
Graitcer S, Dube N, Basurto-Davila R, Smith P, Ferdinands J, Thompson M, et al. Effects of immunizing school children with 2009 influenza A(H1N1) monovalent vaccine on absenteeism among students and teachers in Maine. Vaccine. 2012 Jul 6;30 (32) 4835-41.
Robinson S, Smith P, Sears S, Shubert J, Reed C, Manning S. Influenza Outbreaks at two correctional facilities – Maine, March 2011. MMWR 2012 Apr 6; 61(13);229-32.
Robinson S, Averhoff F, Kiel J, Blaisdell L, Haber M, Sites A, and Copeland D. Pandemic Influenza A in Residential Summer Camps – Maine, 2009. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Mar 12 [Epub ahead of print]
Farmer, A, Rea V, Sears S, Bernier, B. False-Positive Measles Test-Maine, February 2012. MMWR, Jun 1; 61(21):396.
Mooty M, Durra I, Rea V, Snyder P, Sears S, Ball L, et al. Notes from the Field: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - Maine, April 2011. External site disclaimer MMWR 2011:60(23);786.
Mutebi JP, Lubelczyk C, Eisen R, Panella N, MacMillan K, Godsey M et al. Using Wild White-Tailed Deer to Detect Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Activity in Maine. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Oct; 11(10):1403-9. Epub 2011 Jul 7.
Storms AD, Gubareva LV, Su S, Wheeling JT, Okomo-Adhiambo M, Pan C-Y, et al. Oseltamivir-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infections, United State, 2010-11. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2012 Feb;18(2):308-11. Epub 2011 Dec 19.
Gibney K, Robinson S, Mutebi JP, Hoenig D, Bernier B, Webber L. et al. Eastern Equine Encephalitis: An Emerging Arboviral Disease Threat, Maine, 2009. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011; Jun; 11(6):637-9. Epub 2011 Jan 23.
Siston A, Rasmussen S, Honein M, Fry A, Seib K, Callaghan W et al. Pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus illness among pregnant women in the United States. JAMA. 2010; April 21; 303(15):1517-25.
Harriman K, Rosenberg J, Robinson S, Bernier B, Bentx R, Waller K et al. Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infections Among Health-Care Personnel – United States, April-May 2009. MMWR 2009; 58: 641-645.
Cahill B, Lubelczyk C, Smith R, Gensheimer K, Robbins A, et al. Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis – Maine, 2008. External site disclaimer MMWR 2009:58(37);1033-36.
Cahill B, Lubelczyk C, Smith R, Gensheimer K, Robbins A, Robinson S et al. Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis – Maine, 2008. MMWR 2009;58:1033-1036.
Rea V, Pelletier A. Completeness and Timeliness of Reporting of Meningococcal Disease – Maine, 2001 – 2006. External site disclaimer  MMWR 2009:58(7);169-172.
Guppy D, Yartel A, Pelletier A. Salmonella Serotype Enteritidis Infections Among Workers Producing Poultry Vaccine – Maine, November-December 2006. External site disclaimerMMWR 2007:56(34);877-879.
Kelley M, Srinivasan A, Pelletier A. Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome After Cataract Surgery – Maine, 2006. External site disclaimer MMWR 2007:56(25);629-630.
Nickerson N et al. Public health Dispatch: Tuberculosis Outbreak in a Homeless Population External site disclaimer
Leighton C et al. Pneumococcal Conjunctivitis at an Elementary School – Maine, September 20 – December 6, 2002. External site disclaimerMMWR 2003:52(4);64-66.
Courtney T et al. Outbreak of Powassan Encephalitis – Maine and Vermont, 1999-2001. External site disclaimerMMWR 2001:50(35);761-764.
Beckett G et al. Pseudomonas Dermatitis/Folliculitis Associated With Pools and Hot Tubs – Colorado and Maine, 1999-2000. External site disclaimerMMWR 2000:49(48);1087-1091.
Cahill B, Lubelczyk C, Smith R, Gensheimer K, Robbins A, Robinson S et al. Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis – Maine, 2008. MMWR, 58: 1033-1036, 2009.
Farmer, A., Rea, V., Sears, S.D. Bernier, B., Manning, S., “False-Positive Measles Test – Maine, February 2012,” MMWR, 61:396, 2012.
Gensheimer KF, Rea V, Mills DA, Montagna CP, Simone K. Arsenic poisoning caused by intentional contamination of coffee at a church gathering—an epidemiological approach to a forensic investigation. J Forensic Sci. 2010 Jul;55(4):1116-9. Epub 2010 Apr 8.
Harriman K, Rosenberg J, Robinson S, Bernier B, Bentx R, Waller K et al. Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infections Among Health-Care Personnel – United States, April-May 2009. MMWR; 58: 641-645, 2009.
Landry L, Phan Q, Kelley S, et al. Salmonella Oranienburg infections associated with fruit salad served in healthcare facilities – northeastern United States and Canada, 2006. MMWR, 56(39):1025-1028, 2007.
Pelletier AR, Mehta PJ, Burgess DR, Bondeson LM, Carson PJ, Rea VE, Sharapov UM, Hu DJ. An Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among Primary and Secondary Contacts of an International Adoptee. Public Health Reports 2010 Sep-Oct; 125(5): 642-646.
Robinson, S, Smith, P.F., Sears, S.D., Shubert, J., Reed, C., Manning, S., Influenza Outbreaks at Two Correctional Facilities- Maine, March 2011, MMWR, 61:229-232, 2012.
Sears, S.D., Colby K., Tiller, R., Guerra, M., Gibbins, J., Lehman, M., Human Exposures to Marine Brucella Isolated from a Harbor Porpoise. MMWR, 61:461-463, 2012.
Storms AD, Gubareva LV, Su S, Wheeling JT, Okomo-Adhiambo M, Pan C-Y, et al. Oseltamivir-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infections, United State, 2010-11. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2012 Feb;18(2):308-11. Epub 2011 Dec 19.
Manuscripts Available by Contacting Journal:
Jain S et al. Multistate outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium and saintpaul infections associated with unpasteurized orange juice – United States, 2005. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48(8):1065-1071.
Hinten SR et al. Increased recognition of Powassan encephalitis in the United States, 1999-2005. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008;8(6):733-40.
Parker AA et al. Challenges to implementing second-dose varicella vaccination during an outbreak in the absence of a routine 2-dose vaccination requirement – Maine, 2006. J Infect Dis. 2008;197(suppl 2):S101-7.
Lessa F et al. Risk of infections associated with improperly reprocessed transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy equipment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29(4):289-93.
Rand PW et al. Passive surveillance in Maine, an area emergent for tick-borne diseases. J Med Entomol. 2007;44(6):1118-29.
Kazakova SV et al. A hospital outbreak of diarrhea due to an emerging epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(22):2518-24.
Jain S et al. Multistate outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium and saintpaul infections associated with unpasteurized orange juice – United States, 2005. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48(8):1065-1071.
Marin M et al. Importance of catch-up vaccination: Experiences from a varicella outbreak, Maine, 2002-2003. Pediatrics. 2005;115(4):900-905.
Gibney K, Robinson S, Mutebi JP, Hoenig D, Bernier B, Webber L. et al. Eastern Equine Encephalitis: An Emerging Arboviral Disease Threat, Maine, 2009. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011; Jun; 11(6):637-9. Epub 2011 Jan 23.
Graitcer S, Dube N, Basurto-Davila R, Smith P, Ferdinands J, Thompson M, et al. Effects of immunizing school children with 2009 influenza A(H1N1) monovalent vaccine on absenteeism among students and teachers in Maine. Vaccine. 2012 Jul 6;30 (32) 4835-41.
Graitcer, S.B., Dube, N.L., Basurto-Davila, R., Smith, P.F., Ferdinands, J., Thompson, M., Uzicanin, A., Gargiullo, P., Chaves, S.S., Robinson, S., Sears, S.D., et al., Effects of Immunizing School Children with 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Monovalent Vaccine on Absenteeism among Students and Teachers in Maine, Vaccine, 30:4835-4841, 2012.
Loharikar, A., Briere, E., Schwensohn, C., et al. Four Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Associated with Live Poultry Contact, United States, 2009. Zoonoses and Public Health, 59: 347-354.