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Volume: 109, November 2016

The 1918–1919 Influenza Pandemic and National Amnesia

Addeane S. Caelleigh

Abstract: Suppose that this year a dangerous, highly contagious disease sweeps across the world. One-fourth of the population catches it, and at least 200 million die in only a few months. In the United States alone, 80 million people become sick and 1.25 million die.1–3 Could it...
Volume: 109, November 2016

Best Zika Virus Detection: Saliva, Serum, or Urine?

Priyanga Jayakumar, MD, Kanwarjeet Brar, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD

Abstract: To the Editor: Zika, an arbovirus belonging to the family Flaviviridae, is similar to the arboviruses dengue and West Nile virus.1Zika virus infection in humans can be detected by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction testing (RT-PCR), the M-antibody capture...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Evaluating Sustainable Development Goal Targets: A Physician’s Perspective

Ramin Parsa-Parsi, MD, MPH

Abstract: For the next 15 years, the global response to poverty, rising inequality, and other challenges to sustainable development will be guided by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,1 referred to in its preamble as a “plan of action for people, planet...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Healthcare Industry Injuries by Patient Contact Status in Kentucky, 2012–2014

Kristen Ranzenberger, DO, MPH, Terry L. Bunn, PhD, Svetla Slavova, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: The healthcare industry continues to have a high number of reported injuries. The purpose of this study was to characterize healthcare industry injuries by patient contact status, identify the occupations associated with healthcare injuries by patient contact...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Body Mass Index and Physical Inactivity: 2013 BRFSS

James R. Churilla, PhD, MPH, Tammie M. Johnson, DrPH, MPH, Michael R. Richardson, MSH, ACSM EP-C, Bethany D. Williams, BSH

Abstract: Objectives: Examine the odds of adults reporting physical inactivity (PI) across six body mass index (BMI) categories. Methods: We used data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Six BMI categories were used. Results: The odds of reporting PI in...