West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas

Tamra E. Meyer, Lara M. Bull, Kelly Cain Holmes, Rhia F. Pascua, Amelia Travassos Da Rosa, Christian R. Gutierrez, Tracie Corbin, Jennifer L. Woodward, Jeffrey P. Taylor, Robert B. Tesh, Kristy O. Murray

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Among 397 homeless participants studied, the overall West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence was 6.8%. Risk factors for WNV infection included being homeless >1 year, spending >6 hours outside daily, regularly taking mosquito precautions, and current marijuana use. Public health interventions need to be directed toward this high-risk population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1500-1503
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Fingerprint

West Nile virus
Virus Diseases
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Cannabis
Culicidae
Public Health
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

Cite this

Meyer, T. E., Bull, L. M., Holmes, K. C., Pascua, R. F., Da Rosa, A. T., Gutierrez, C. R., ... Murray, K. O. (2007). West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(10), 1500-1503.

West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas. / Meyer, Tamra E.; Bull, Lara M.; Holmes, Kelly Cain; Pascua, Rhia F.; Da Rosa, Amelia Travassos; Gutierrez, Christian R.; Corbin, Tracie; Woodward, Jennifer L.; Taylor, Jeffrey P.; Tesh, Robert B.; Murray, Kristy O.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 13, No. 10, 10.2007, p. 1500-1503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Meyer, TE, Bull, LM, Holmes, KC, Pascua, RF, Da Rosa, AT, Gutierrez, CR, Corbin, T, Woodward, JL, Taylor, JP, Tesh, RB & Murray, KO 2007, 'West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1500-1503.
Meyer TE, Bull LM, Holmes KC, Pascua RF, Da Rosa AT, Gutierrez CR et al. West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2007 Oct;13(10):1500-1503.
Meyer, Tamra E. ; Bull, Lara M. ; Holmes, Kelly Cain ; Pascua, Rhia F. ; Da Rosa, Amelia Travassos ; Gutierrez, Christian R. ; Corbin, Tracie ; Woodward, Jennifer L. ; Taylor, Jeffrey P. ; Tesh, Robert B. ; Murray, Kristy O. / West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 10. pp. 1500-1503.
@article{f2346dc5a9394d9dae1f338d67fd2d2e,
title = "West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas",
abstract = "Among 397 homeless participants studied, the overall West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence was 6.8{\%}. Risk factors for WNV infection included being homeless >1 year, spending >6 hours outside daily, regularly taking mosquito precautions, and current marijuana use. Public health interventions need to be directed toward this high-risk population.",
author = "Meyer, {Tamra E.} and Bull, {Lara M.} and Holmes, {Kelly Cain} and Pascua, {Rhia F.} and {Da Rosa}, {Amelia Travassos} and Gutierrez, {Christian R.} and Tracie Corbin and Woodward, {Jennifer L.} and Taylor, {Jeffrey P.} and Tesh, {Robert B.} and Murray, {Kristy O.}",
year = "2007",
month = "10",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "13",
pages = "1500--1503",
journal = "Emerging Infectious Diseases",
issn = "1080-6040",
publisher = "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas

AU - Meyer, Tamra E.

AU - Bull, Lara M.

AU - Holmes, Kelly Cain

AU - Pascua, Rhia F.

AU - Da Rosa, Amelia Travassos

AU - Gutierrez, Christian R.

AU - Corbin, Tracie

AU - Woodward, Jennifer L.

AU - Taylor, Jeffrey P.

AU - Tesh, Robert B.

AU - Murray, Kristy O.

PY - 2007/10

Y1 - 2007/10

N2 - Among 397 homeless participants studied, the overall West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence was 6.8%. Risk factors for WNV infection included being homeless >1 year, spending >6 hours outside daily, regularly taking mosquito precautions, and current marijuana use. Public health interventions need to be directed toward this high-risk population.

AB - Among 397 homeless participants studied, the overall West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence was 6.8%. Risk factors for WNV infection included being homeless >1 year, spending >6 hours outside daily, regularly taking mosquito precautions, and current marijuana use. Public health interventions need to be directed toward this high-risk population.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=35549006795&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=35549006795&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 18257995

AN - SCOPUS:35549006795

VL - 13

SP - 1500

EP - 1503

JO - Emerging Infectious Diseases

JF - Emerging Infectious Diseases

SN - 1080-6040

IS - 10

ER -