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Jennifer K. MacFarquhar
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10Publications
3H-index
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Published on Jul 1, 2019in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Heather Dubendris (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services), Jennifer K. MacFarquhar3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
+ 4 AuthorsShermalyn Greene2
Estimated H-index: 2
(North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
We describe an outbreak of imipenemase metallo-β-lactamase–producing organisms in a long-term-care facility (LTCF) amid a larger community outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing organisms. Transmission was propagated by inadequate infection prevention practices. We provided infection prevention recommendations and education, facilitated colonization screening, and increased interfacility communication. This outbreak demonstrates the unmet need for infection prevention education in l...
Published on Jan 1, 2019in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Katie J. Palladino (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services), Tammra Morrison1
Estimated H-index: 1
(North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
+ 2 AuthorsJennifer K. MacFarquhar3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
In this report, we summarize the results of surveillance, on-site assessments, and molecular analysis conducted as part of a group A Streptococcus outbreak investigation in 2 skilled nursing facilities. We identified cases in 24 individuals (6 deaths) and infection prevention deficiencies. Isolates from 14 individuals represented the globally emergent clade 3 emm89 strain. Molecular analysis suggests that the 2 outbreaks were related. Wound care practices and 1 symptomatic shared employee may ha...
Published on Nov 1, 2018in Public Health Reports2.04
Jessica Rinsky1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Sheila Higgins6
Estimated H-index: 6
(North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
+ 8 AuthorsJennifer K. MacFarquhar3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Objective:In 2016, North Carolina blood lead level (BLL) surveillance activities identified elevated BLLs among 3 children exposed to take-home lead by household members employed at a lead oxide manufacturing facility. We characterized BLLs among employees and associated children and identified risk factors for occupational and take-home lead exposure.Methods:We reviewed BLL surveillance data for 2012-2016 to identify facility employees and associated children. We considered a BLL ≥5 μg/dL eleva...
Published on Dec 1, 2014in Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Sarah Rhea1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Robert Pace1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 8 AuthorsPriti Patel4
Estimated H-index: 4
Published on Sep 1, 2013in Emerging Infectious Diseases7.18
Stephanie E. Griese1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Aaron T. Fleischauer16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 14 AuthorsDenise Griffin1
Estimated H-index: 1
During an investigation of an outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), we identified unpasteurized tempeh as a novel food vehicle and Rhizopus spp. starter culture as the source of the contamination. Safe handling of uncooked, unpasteurized tempeh should be emphasized for prevention of foodborne illnesses.
Published on May 1, 2010in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Jennifer K. MacFarquhar3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Timothy F. Jones40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
+ 5 AuthorsWilliam Schaffner77
Estimated H-index: 77
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
Background In September 2007, the Tennessee Department of Health was notified of a cluster of late-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) infections in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Outbreaks of late-onset GBS are rare. Methods A case was defined as culture-confirmed invasive GBS infection in a neonate aged ≥7 days, identified in hospital A during August 23 to September 6, 2007. We reviewed medical records; examined NICU microbiology reports; and performed serotyping, pulsed-field gel electr...
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