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Infectious disease morbidity in the US region bordering Mexico, 1990-1998.
J Infect Dis. 2000 Nov; 182(5):1503-10.JI

Abstract

The United States and Mexico share an international boundary approximately 3000 km long. This border separates 2 nations with great differences in health status. The objective of this study was to assess morbidity due to infectious diseases in the US region bordering Mexico. The incidence between 1990 and 1998 of 22 nationally notifiable infectious diseases was compared between border and nonborder regions. Disease rates, reflected as rate ratios, were higher in the border region for botulism, brucellosis, diphtheria, hepatitis A, measles, mumps, rabies, rubella, salmonellosis, and shigellosis than in either of 2 nonborder comparison regions. These data indicate that incidence rates for a variety of infectious diseases of public health importance are significantly higher in the United States along the Mexican border than in nonborder regions. These results suggest that an inadequate public health infrastructure may contribute to excess morbidity due to infectious diseases in the border region.

Authors+Show Affiliations

CDC/EPO, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. tcd2@cdc.govNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11010841

Citation

Doyle, T J., and R T. Bryan. "Infectious Disease Morbidity in the US Region Bordering Mexico, 1990-1998." The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 182, no. 5, 2000, pp. 1503-10.
Doyle TJ, Bryan RT. Infectious disease morbidity in the US region bordering Mexico, 1990-1998. J Infect Dis. 2000;182(5):1503-10.
Doyle, T. J., & Bryan, R. T. (2000). Infectious disease morbidity in the US region bordering Mexico, 1990-1998. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 182(5), 1503-10.
Doyle TJ, Bryan RT. Infectious Disease Morbidity in the US Region Bordering Mexico, 1990-1998. J Infect Dis. 2000;182(5):1503-10. PubMed PMID: 11010841.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infectious disease morbidity in the US region bordering Mexico, 1990-1998. AU - Doyle,T J, AU - Bryan,R T, Y1 - 2000/09/27/ PY - 2000/05/11/received PY - 2000/07/13/revised PY - 2000/9/30/pubmed PY - 2001/2/28/medline PY - 2000/9/30/entrez SP - 1503 EP - 10 JF - The Journal of infectious diseases JO - J. Infect. Dis. VL - 182 IS - 5 N2 - The United States and Mexico share an international boundary approximately 3000 km long. This border separates 2 nations with great differences in health status. The objective of this study was to assess morbidity due to infectious diseases in the US region bordering Mexico. The incidence between 1990 and 1998 of 22 nationally notifiable infectious diseases was compared between border and nonborder regions. Disease rates, reflected as rate ratios, were higher in the border region for botulism, brucellosis, diphtheria, hepatitis A, measles, mumps, rabies, rubella, salmonellosis, and shigellosis than in either of 2 nonborder comparison regions. These data indicate that incidence rates for a variety of infectious diseases of public health importance are significantly higher in the United States along the Mexican border than in nonborder regions. These results suggest that an inadequate public health infrastructure may contribute to excess morbidity due to infectious diseases in the border region. SN - 0022-1899 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11010841/Infectious_disease_morbidity_in_the_US_region_bordering_Mexico_1990_1998_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/315876 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -