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Emerging infectious diseases among indigenous peoples

Butler, Jay C., Crengle, Sue, Cheek, James E., Leach, Amanda J., Lennon, Diana, O'Brien, Katherine L. and Santosham, Mathuram (2001). Emerging infectious diseases among indigenous peoples. Emerging Infectious Diseases,7(7):554-555.

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Title Emerging infectious diseases among indigenous peoples
Author Butler, Jay C.
Crengle, Sue
Cheek, James E.
Leach, Amanda J.
Lennon, Diana
O'Brien, Katherine L.
Santosham, Mathuram
Journal Name Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 7
ISSN 1080-6059   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 554
End Page 555
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication Atlanta, United States
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Many indigenous peoples are at higher risk for emerging infectious diseases compared to other populations. This conference panel focused on diseases of particular concern to Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives), Australian aboriginal peoples, and the Maori of New Zealand. Important emerging diseases among these groups include respiratory tract infections, infections with antimicrobial-resistant organisms, zoonotic diseases, viral hepatitis, Helicobacter pylori and respiratory syncytial virus infections, diseases caused by Group A and B streptococcus, tuberculosis, and bacteremia and meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and Neisseria meningitidis. Although the populations discussed are diverse, they have many things in common, including a high risk for many emerging infectious diseases, the requirement for culturally appropriate prevention and control strategies, and the need for increased leadership within communities of indigenous peoples.

Keywords Diseases
Indigenous
Infectious
Native Americans
Australian Aboriginal Peoples
Maori of New Zealand
Community perspective
Future directions
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0707.017732   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes 4109 (Journal) DA - 20010803IS - 1080-6040 (Print)LA - engPT - Journal ArticleSB - IM


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