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However , infection with O1 strains affords no protection against O139 infection and vice-versa . In experimental challenge studies in volunteers , an initial clinical infection due to V. Less severe cases can be managed on an outpatient basis with oral rehydration and an appropriate antimicrobial agent to prevent spread. Cholera wards can be operated even when crowded without hazard to staff and visitors, provided standard procedures are observed for hand washing and cleanliness and for the circulation of staff and visitors. In communities with a modern and adequate sewage disposal system, feces can be discharged directly into the sewers without preliminary disinfection. If there is evidence or high likelihood of secondary transmission within households, household members can be given chemoprophylaxis; in adults, tetracycline (500 mg 4 times daily) for 3 days or doxycycline a single dose of 300 mg, unless local strains are known or believed to be resistant to tetracycline. Children may also be given tetracycline (50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses for 3 days or doxycycline as a single dose of 6 mg/kg). A search by stool culture for unreported cases is recommended only among household members or those exposed to a possible common source in a previously uninfected area. Only severely dehydrated patients need rehydration through intravenous routes to repair? As rehydration therapy becomes increasingly effective, patients who survive from hypovolaemic shock and severe dehydration may manifest certain complications, such as hypoglycaemia, that must be recognized and treated promptly. Mild and moderate volume depletion should be corrected with oral solutions, replacing over 4 6 hours a volume matching the estimated? Continuing losses are replaced by giving, over 4 hours, a volume of oral solution equal to 1. In severe cases, appropriate antimicrobial agents can shorten the duration of diarrhea, reduce the volume of rehydration solutions required, and shorten the duration of vibrio excretion. Epidemic measures: 1) Educate the population at risk concerning the need to seek appropriate treatment without delay. Chlorinate public water supplies, even if the source water appears to be uncontaminated. Chlorinate or boil water used for drinking, cooking and washing dishes and food containers unless the water supply is adequately chlorinated and subsequently protected from contamination. Food served at funerals of cholera victims may be particularly hazardous if the body has been prepared for burial by the participants without stringent precautions and this practice should be discouraged during epidemics. Disaster implications: Outbreak risks are high in endemic areas if large groups of people are crowded together without safe water in suf? International measures: 1) Governments are required to report cholera cases due to V. No country requires proof of cholera vaccination as a condition of entry and the International Certi? Immunization with either of the new oral vaccines can be recommended for individuals from industrialized countries travelling to areas of endemic or epidemic cholera. In countries where the new oral vaccines are already licensed, immunization is particularly recommended for travellers with known risk factors such as hypochlorhydria (consequent to partial gastrectomy or medication) or cardiac disease. They have been associated with wound infection and also, rarely, isolated from patients (usually immunocompromised hosts) with septicemic disease. The non-O1/ non-O139 strains isolated from blood of septicemic patients have been heavily encapsulated. Mode of transmission?Cases of non-O1/non-O139 gastroenterithis are usually linked to consumption of raw or undercooked seafood, particularly shell? In tropical endemic areas, some infections may be due to ingestion of surface waters. Wound infections arise from environmental exposure, usually to brackish water or from occupational accidents among? In high-risk hosts septicemia may result from a wound infection or from ingestion of contaminated seafood. Incubation period?Short, 12?24 hours in outbreaks and an average of 10 hours in experimental challenge of volunteers (range 5. Period of communicability?It is not known whether in nature these infections can be transmitted from person to person or by humans contaminating food vehicles. If the latter indeed occurs, the period of potential communicability would likely be limited to the period of vibrio excretion, usually several days. Susceptibility?All humans are believed to be susceptible to gastroenteritis if they ingest a suf? Septicaemia develops only in hosts such as those who are immunocompromised, have chronic liver disease or severe malnutrition. Preventive measures: 1) Educate consumers about the risks associated with eating raw seafood unless it has been irradiated or well cooked for 15 minutes at 70?C/158?F. Control of patient, contacts and immediate environment; Epidemic measures and Disaster implications: See Staphylococcal food intoxication (section I, 9B except for B2, 9C and 9D). Patients with liver disease or who are immunosuppressed (because of treatment or underlying disease) and alcoholics should be warned not to eat raw seafood. When disease occurs in these individuals, a history of eating seafood and especially the presence of bullous skin lesions justify early institution of antibioherapy, with a combination of oral minocycline (100 mg every 12 h) and intravenous cefotaxime (2 grams every 8 h) as the treatment regimen of choice. Typically, it is a disease of moderate severity lasting 1?7 days; systemic infection and death rarely occur. Twelve different O antigen groups and approximately 60 different K antigen types have been identi? Pathogenic strains are generally (but not always) capable of producing a characteristic hemolytic reaction (the Kanagawa phenomenon?). During the cold season, organisms are found in marine silt; during the warm season, they are found free in coastal waters and in? Incubation period?Usually between 12 and 24 hours, but can range from 4 to 30 hours.
In severe cases , vesicular lesions appear on various parts of the body , especially the hands; these dermatophytids do not contain the fungus but are an allergic reaction to fungus products . Note that bacteria, including Gramnegative organisms and coryneforms, as well as Candida and Scytalidium species, may produce similar lesions. They are also common in industrial workers, schoolchildren, athletes and military personnel who share shower or bathing facilities. Period of communicability?As long as lesions are present and viable spores persist on contaminated materials. Educate the public to maintain strict personal hygiene; take special care in drying between toes after bathing; regularly use a dusting powder or cream containing an effective antifungal on the feet and particularly between the toes. The nail gradually becomes detached from the nail bed, thickens, and becomes discolored and brittle, an accumulation of soft keratinous material forms beneath the nail or the nail becomes chalky and disintegrates. Diagnosis is made by microscopic examination of potassium hydroxide preparations of the nail and of detritus beneath the nail for hyaline fungal elements. Mode of transmission?Presumably through extension from skin infections acquired by direct contact with skin or nail lesions of infected people, or from indirect contact (contaminated? Preventive measures: Cleanliness and use of a fungicidal agent such as cresol for disinfecting? Epidemic measures, Disaster implications and International measures: Not applicable. It is a symptom of infection by many different bacterial, viral and parasitic enteric agents. Diarrhea can also occur in association with other infectious diseases such as malaria and measles, as well as chemical agents. Approximately 70%?80% of the vast number of sporadic diarrheal episodes in people visiting treatment facilities in less industrialized countries could be diagnosed etiologically if the complete battery of newer laboratory tests were available and utilized. From a practical clinical standpoint, diarrheal illnesses can be divided into 3 clinical presentations: 1) Acute watery diarrhea (including cholera), lasting several hours or days; the main danger is dehydration; weight loss occurs if feeding is not continued. Each has a different pathogenesis, possesses distinct virulence properties, and comprises a separate set of O:H serotypes. Transmission is usually through contaminated food, water or hands; an outbreak in 2003 in Ohio was attributed to respiratory transmission via contaminated sawdust. The diarrhea may range from mild and nonbloody to stools that are virtually all blood. Lack of fever in most patients can help to differentiate this infection from that due to other enteric pathogens. The other most common serogroups in the United States are O26, O111, O103, O45, and O121. Occurrence?These infections are an important problem in North America, Europe, Japan, the southern cone of South America and southern Africa. Mode of transmission?Mainly through ingestion of food contaminated with ruminant feces. Direct person-to-person transmission occurs in families, child care centers and custodial institutions. Waterborne transmission occurs both from contaminated drinking water and from recreational waters. Period of communicability?The duration of excretion of the pathogen is typically 1 week or less in adults but 3 weeks in one-third of children. Little is known about differences in susceptibility and immunity, but infections occur in persons of all ages. Preventive measures: the potential severity of this disease and the importance of infection in vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly calls for early involvement of local health authorities to identify the source and apply appropriate preventive measures. Measures likely to reduce the incidence of illness include the following: 1) Manage slaughterhouse operations to minimize contamination of meat by animal intestinal contents. Decrease the contamination with animal feces of foods consumed with no or minimal cooking 4) Wash fruits and vegetables carefully, particularly if eaten raw. Reliance on cooking until all pink color is gone is not as reliable as using a meat thermometer. Because of the small infective dose, infected patients should not be employed to handle food or provide child or patient care until 2 successive negative fecal samples or rectal swabs are obtained (collected 24 hours apart and not sooner than 48 hours after the last dose of antimicrobials). In communities with a adequate sewage disposal system, feces can be discharged directly into sewers without preliminary disinfection. All contacts should be educated about thorough handwashing after defecation and before handling food or caring for children or patients. Culture of suspected foods has rarely been productive in sporadic cases except when a speci? Epidemic measures: 1) Report at once to the local health authority any group of acute bloody diarrhea cases or cases of hemolytic uraemic syndrome or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, even in the absence of speci? Enterotoxigenic strains may behave like Vibrio cholerae in producing a profuse watery diarrhea without blood or mucus. Abdominal cramping, vomiting, acidosis, prostration and dehydration can occur; low grade fever may or may not be present; symptoms usually last less than 5 days. Infection occurs among travellers from industrialized countries that visit developing countries. Direct contact transmission through fecally contaminated hands is believed to be rare. Preventive measures: 1) For general measures for prevention of fecal-oral spread of infection, see Typhoid fever, 9A. A much preferable approach is to initiate very early treatment, beginning with the onset of diarrhea.
Histopathological examination of affected lymph nodes may show consistent characteristics but is not diagnostic . Pus obtained from lymph nodes is usually bacteriologically sterile by conventional techniques . Infectious agent?Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae has been implicated epidemiologically , bacteriologically and serologically as the causal agent of most cat-scratch disease . Occurrence?Worldwide, but uncommon; equally affects men and women, cat-scratch disease is more common in children and young adults. Dog scratch or bite, monkey bite or contact with rabbits, chickens or horses has been reported prior to the syndrome, but cat involvement was not excluded in all cases. Incubation period?Variable, usually 3 14 days from inoculation to primary lesion and 5?50 days from inoculation to lymphadenopathy. Needle aspiration of suppurative lymphadenitis may be required for relief of pain, but incisional biopsy of lymph nodes should be avoided. Meyer Director of Publications Terence Mulligan Production Manager Printed and bound in the United States of America Cover Design: Michele Pryor Typesetting: Cadmus Set in: Garamond Printing and Binding: United Book Press, Inc. Minimally symptomatic lesions may occur on the vaginal wall or cervix; asymptomatic infections may occur in women. Diagnosis is by isolation of the organism from lesion exudate on a selective medium incorporating vancomycin into chocolate, rabbit or horse blood agar enriched with fetal calf serum. Gram stains of lesion exudates may suggest the diagnosis if numerous Gram-negative coccobacilli are seen streaming between leukocytes. Most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, where incidence may be higher than that of syphilis and approach that of gonorrhoea in men. The disease is much less common in temperate zones and may occur in small outbreaks. Mode of transmission?Direct sexual contact with discharges from open lesions and pus from buboes. Beyond the neonatal period, sexual abuse must be considered when chancroid is found in children. Period of communicability?Until healed and as long as infectious agent persists in the original lesion or discharging regional lymph nodes?up to several weeks or months without antibiotherapy. Susceptibility?Susceptibility is general; the uncircumcised are at higher risk than the circumcised. Control of patient, contacts and the immediate environment: 1) Report to local health authority: Case report obligatory in many countries, Class 2 (see Reporting). Fluctuant inguinal nodes must be aspirated through intact skin to prevent spontaneous rupture. Epidemic measures: Persistent occurrence or increased incidence is an indication for stricter application of measures outlined in 9A and 9B above. When compliance with treatment is a problem, consideration should be given to a single dose of ceftriaxone or azithromycin. Empirical therapy to high-risk groups with or without lesions, including sex workers, to clinic patients reporting contact with sex workers, and to clinic patients with genital ulcers and negative dark? Interventions providing periodic presumptive treatment covering sex workers and their clients have an impact on chancroid and provide valuable information for strategies to eliminate the disease in areas of high prevalence. The vesicles are unilocular and collapse on puncture, in contrast to the multilocular, noncollapsing vesicles of smallpox. Lesions commonly occur in successive crops, with several stages of maturity present at the same time; they tend to be more abundant on covered than on exposed parts of the body. Lesions may appear on the scalp, high in the axilla, on mucous membranes of the mouth and upper respiratory tract and on the conjunctivae; they tend to occur in areas of irritation, such as sunburn or diaper rash. Occasionally, especially in adults, the fever and constitutional manifestations may be severe. Although varicella is usually a benign childhood disease, and rarely rated as an important public health problem, varicella zoster virus may induce pneumonia or encephalitis, sometimes with persistent sequelae or death. Serious complications include pneumonia (viral and bacterial), secondary bacterial infections, hemorrhagic complications and encephalitis. Children with acute leukaemia, including those in remission after chemotherapy, are at increased risk of disseminated disease, fatal in 5%?10% of cases. Neonates who develop varicella between ages 5 and 10 days are at increased risk of developing severe generalized chickenpox, as are those whose mothers develop the disease 5 days prior to or within 2 days after delivery; prior to the availability of effective viral drugs, the case-fatality rate in neonates reached 30%, but is likely to be lower now. Infection early in pregnancy may be associated with congenital varicella syndrome in 0. Clinical chickenpox was a frequent antecedent of Reye syndrome before the association of Reye syndrome with aspirin use for viral infections was identi? Herpes zoster (shingles) is a local manifestation of reactivation of latent varicella infection in the dorsal root ganglia. Vesicles with an erythematous base are restricted to skin areas supplied by sensory nerves of a single or associated group of dorsal root ganglia. Lesions may appear in irregular crops along nerve pathways; they are histologically identical to those of chickenpox but usually unilateral, deeper seated and more closely aggregated. Nearly 15% of zoster patients have pain or parasthaesias in the affected dermatome for at least several weeks and sometimes permanently (postherpetic neuralgia). In the immunosuppressed and those with diagnosed malignancies, but also in otherwise normal individuals with fewer lesions, extensive chickenpox-like lesions may appear outside the dermatome.
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