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Enteric infections constitute majority of infections in New York City infants

July 26, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of infants born in New York City with reportable bacterial infections during a 9-year period had enteric infections, according to recent study data.

“Studies typically focus on identifying risk factors for individual diseases, but grouping diseases together for analysis might improve power to reveal additional risk factors or shared approaches for intervention,” Beth M. Isaac, MPH, from the division of disease control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and colleagues wrote. “Analyzing information on reportable bacterial infections collected by DOHMH could identify preventable causes of morbidity and mortality and distinguish populations at risk to direct interventions, ultimately improving the health of NYC infants.”

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