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MARCH 2004 , Volume 7, Number 1

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EDITORIALS

2

Inspector of microbiology. B Duerden
5 Fighting Infection. J Weinberg
8

Towards the holy grail of the infection-free blood transfusion.
J Barbara, R Eglin, PP Mortimer

ORIGINAL REPORTS
HIV AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION
11 Is HIV incidence increasing in homo/bisexual men attending GUM clinics in England, Wales and Northern Ireland? G Murphy, A Charlett, AE Brown, ON Gill, JV Parry
15 Epidemiology of HIV in young people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. S Dougan, AE Brown, LE Logan, B Patel, HL Munro, BG Evans, ON Gill
24 Pilot scheme for performance assessment of HIV-1 genotypic resistance testing in the UK. PA Cane, C Aitkin, K Ward, J Clarke, S Parmar, M Zuckerman, M Smith, P Tilston, S O’Shea, D Pillay
30 Interpreting neonatal HIV seroprevalence data in Great Britain: the
importance of differential fertility. S Cliffe, M Cortina-Borja, A Nicoll, M-L Newell
36 Syphilis clusters in Walsall: case profiles and public health implications. RN Pugh, S Laverty, I Simms, IA Morrall, S Chandramani, AT Joseph, M Elsmore, C Morris
WATER ASSOCIATED ILLNESS
39 Health impacts of flooding in Lewes: a comparison of reported
gastrointestinal and other illness and mental health in flooded and non-flooded households. M Reacher, K McKenzie, C Lane, T Nichols, I Kedge, A Iversen, P Hepple, T Walter, C Laxton, J Simpson on behalf of the Lewes Flood Action Recovery Team
47 Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 associated with a busy bathing beach. S Harrison, S Kinra
MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE
51 Clusters of meningococcal disease in educational establishments in the United Kingdom: April 2001 to March 2002. J Granerød, K Davison, J Stuart, N Crowcroft, on behalf of Enhanced Surveillance of Meningococcal Disease (ESMD), Health Protection Agency, Immunisation Department, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre
56 How to do it? Practical guidance on organising mass antibiotic
prophylaxis for a large school after a cluster of meningococcal
disease. JA Cassell, P Wilkinson, J Gaudoin, I Good, A Iversen
SURVEILLANCE

61

Acute gastroenteritis in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: a telephone survey. E Scallan, M Fitzgerald, C Collins, D Crowley, L Daly, M Devine, D Igoe, T Quigley, T Robinson, B Smyth

68

PSurveillance of the bioterrorist threat: a primary care response.
DM Fleming, MA Barley, RS Chapman

TUBERCULOSIS
73 Reasons for low reported treatment success in notified tuberculosis
patients from a London hospital according to new outcome reporting.
SJ Conaty, S Dart, AC Hayward, MCI Lipman
77 Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis among
immigrants of Somalian ethnic origin in London: a cross-sectional study. N Shetty, M Shemko, A Abbas

BIOTECH CORNER

83 Phylodynamics: a conjunction of epidemiology and evolution? JP Clewley

BENCHMARKS

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Provision of a microbiological device evaluation service KR Perry

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