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Presentation and healthcare delays among people with tuberculosis in London, and the impact on treatment outcome.

Evenden P, Roche A, Karo B, Balasegaram S, Anderson CS.

BMJ Open Respir Res. 2019 Oct 15;6(1):e000468. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2019-000468. eCollection 2019.


Substantial prevalence of enteroparasites Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis and Blastocystis sp. in asymptomatic schoolchildren in Madrid, Spain, November 2017 to June 2018.

Reh L, Muadica AS, Köster PC, Balasegaram S, Verlander NQ, Chércoles ER, Carmena D.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Oct;24(43). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.43.1900241.


Genomic sequencing of a national emm66 group A streptococci (GAS) outbreak among people who inject drugs and the homeless community in England and Wales, January 2016-May 2017.

Bubba L, Bundle N, Kapatai G, Daniel R, Balasegaram S, Anderson C, Chalker V, Lamagni T, Brown C, Ready D, Efstratiou A, Coelho J.

J Infect. 2019 Nov;79(5):435-443. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2019.08.009. Epub 2019 Aug 13.


Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease in Greece, 2006-2016.

Flountzi A, Georgakopoulou T, Balasegaram S, Kesanopoulos K, Xirogianni A, Papandreou A, Tzanakaki G; Members of the Hellenic network for Invasive meningococcal disease.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Dec;38(12):2197-2203. doi: 10.1007/s10096-019-03668-y. Epub 2019 Aug 15. Review.


Seroprevalence and demographic factors associated with hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV infection from a hospital emergency department testing programme, London, United Kingdom, 2015 to 2016.

Bundle N, Balasegaram S, Parry S, Ullah S, Harris RJ, Ahmad K, Foster GR, Tong CY, Orkin C.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Jul;24(27). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.27.1800377.


Monitoring epidemiological trends in back to school asthma among preschool and school-aged children using real-time syndromic surveillance in England, 2012-2016.

Bundle N, Verlander NQ, Morbey R, Edeghere O, Balasegaram S, de Lusignan S, Smith G, Elliot AJ.

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Sep;73(9):825-831. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211936. Epub 2019 Jul 1.


The epidemiology of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections in the South East of England: November 2013-March 2017 and significance for clinical and public health.

Carroll KJ, Harvey-Vince L, Jenkins C, Mohan K, Balasegaram S.

J Med Microbiol. 2019 Jun;68(6):930-939. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000970. Epub 2019 Apr 17.


The epidemiology and management of clusters of invasive meningococcal disease in England, 2010-15.

Gobin M, Hughes G, Foulkes S, Bagnall H, Trindall A, Decraene V, Edeghere O, Balasegaram S, Cummins A, Coole L.

J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Apr 3. pii: fdz028. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz028. [Epub ahead of print]


Surveillance of tuberculosis (TB) cases attributable to relapse or reinfection in London, 2002-2015.

Afshar B, Carless J, Roche A, Balasegaram S, Anderson C.

PLoS One. 2019 Feb 15;14(2):e0211972. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211972. eCollection 2019.


Increased Risk for Invasive Group A Streptococcus Disease for Household Contacts of Scarlet Fever Cases, England, 2011-2016.

Watts V, Balasegaram S, Brown CS, Mathew S, Mearkle R, Ready D, Saliba V, Lamagni T.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Mar;25(3):529-537. doi: 10.3201/eid2503.181518. Epub 2019 Mar 17.


Familial Transmission of emm12 Group A Streptococcus.

Mearkle R, Balasegaram S, Sriskandan S, Chalker V, Lamagni T.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2133-2134. doi: 10.3201/eid2411.171743. No abstract available.


Two cases of monkeypox imported to the United Kingdom, September 2018.

Vaughan A, Aarons E, Astbury J, Balasegaram S, Beadsworth M, Beck CR, Chand M, O'Connor C, Dunning J, Ghebrehewet S, Harper N, Howlett-Shipley R, Ihekweazu C, Jacobs M, Kaindama L, Katwa P, Khoo S, Lamb L, Mawdsley S, Morgan D, Palmer R, Phin N, Russell K, Said B, Simpson A, Vivancos R, Wade M, Walsh A, Wilburn J.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Sep;23(38). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.38.1800509.


Severe group A streptococcal infections in mothers and their newborns in London and the South East, 2010-2016: assessment of risk and audit of public health management.

Leonard A, Wright A, Saavedra-Campos M, Lamagni T, Cordery R, Nicholls M, Domoney C, Sriskandan S, Balasegaram S.

BJOG. 2019 Jan;126(1):44-53. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15415. Epub 2018 Sep 9.


An innovative approach to increase viral hepatitis diagnoses and linkage to care using opt-out testing and an integrated care pathway in a London Emergency Department.

Evans H, Balasegaram S, Douthwaite S, Hunter L, Kulasegaram R, Wong T, Querol-Rubiera A, Nebbia G.

PLoS One. 2018 Jul 25;13(7):e0198520. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198520. eCollection 2018.


Implementing routine blood-borne virus testing for HCV, HBV and HIV at a London Emergency Department - uncovering the iceberg?

Parry S, Bundle N, Ullah S, Foster GR, Ahmad K, Tong CYW, Balasegaram S, Orkin C.

Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Jun;146(8):1026-1035. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818000870. Epub 2018 Apr 17.


The impact of new national guidance for the public health management of enteric fever in England.

Russell K, Addiman S, Grynszpan D, Freedman J, Lopez Bernal J, Yin Z, Rawlings C, Balasegaram S.

Public Health. 2018 Jan;154:79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.10.018. Epub 2017 Dec 22.


Recurrent seasonal outbreak of an emerging serotype of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC O55:H7 Stx2a) in the south west of England, July 2014 to September 2015.

McFarland N, Bundle N, Jenkins C, Godbole G, Mikhail A, Dallman T, O'Connor C, McCarthy N, O'Connell E, Treacy J, Dabke G, Mapstone J, Landy Y, Moore J, Partridge R, Jorgensen F, Willis C, Mook P, Rawlings C, Acornley R, Featherstone C, Gayle S, Edge J, McNamara E, Hawker J, Balasegaram S.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Sep 7;22(36). pii: 30610. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.36.30610.


Estimating the risk of invasive group A Streptococcus infection in care home residents in England, 2009-2010.

Saavedra-Campos M, Simone B, Balasegaram S, Wright A, Usdin M, Lamagni T.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Oct;145(13):2759-2765. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817001674. Epub 2017 Aug 14.


Are pertussis cases reported too late for public health interventions? Retrospective analysis of cases in London and South East England, 2010 to 2015.

Crabbe H, Saavedra-Campos M, Verlander NQ, Leonard A, Morris J, Wright A, Balasegaram S.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Jul 20;22(29). pii: 30577. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.29.30577.


What were the risk factors and trends in antimicrobial resistance for enteric fever in London 2005-2012?

Dave J, Warburton F, Freedman J, de Pinna E, Grant K, Sefton A, Crawley-Boevey E, Godbole G, Holliman R, Balasegaram S.

J Med Microbiol. 2017 Jun;66(6):698-705. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000484.


Household transmission of invasive group A Streptococcus infections in England: a population-based study, 2009, 2011 to 2013.

Mearkle R, Saavedra-Campos M, Lamagni T, Usdin M, Coelho J, Chalker V, Sriskandan S, Cordery R, Rawlings C, Balasegaram S.

Euro Surveill. 2017 May 11;22(19). pii: 30532. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.19.30532.


Trend analysis of imported malaria in London; observational study 2000 to 2014.

Rees E, Saavedra-Campos M, Usdin M, Anderson C, Freedman J, de Burgh J, Kirkbride H, Chiodini P, Smith V, Blaze M, Whitty CJM, Balasegaram S.

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017 May - Jun;17:35-42. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2017.04.004. Epub 2017 Apr 26.


Role of Food Handlers in Norovirus Outbreaks in London and South East England, 2013 to 2015.

Rumble C, Addiman S, Balasegaram S, Chima K, Ready D, Heard J, Alexander E.

J Food Prot. 2017 Feb;80(2):257-264. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-083.


Social and Economic Impacts of School Influenza Outbreaks in England: Survey of Caregivers.

Thorrington D, Balasegaram S, Cleary P, Hay C, Eames K.

J Sch Health. 2017 Mar;87(3):209-216. doi: 10.1111/josh.12484.


Ongoing outbreak of invasive and non-invasive disease due to group A Streptococcus (GAS) type emm66 among homeless and people who inject drugs in England and Wales, January to December 2016.

Bundle N, Bubba L, Coelho J, Kwiatkowska R, Cloke R, King S, Rajan-Iyer J, Courtney-Pillinger M, Beck CR, Hope V, Lamagni T, Brown CS, Jermacane D, Glass R, Desai M, Gobin M, Balasegaram S, Anderson C.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Jan 19;22(3). pii: 30446. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.3.30446.


Partial Failure of Milk Pasteurization as a Risk for the Transmission of Campylobacter From Cattle to Humans.

Fernandes AM, Balasegaram S, Willis C, Wimalarathna HM, Maiden MC, McCarthy ND.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15;61(6):903-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ431. Epub 2015 Jun 10.


No evidence of transmission from an acute case of hepatitis A in a foodhandler: follow-up of almost 1,000 potentially exposed individuals, London, United Kingdom, April 2012.

Hall V, Abrahams A, Turbitt D, Cathcart S, Maguire H, Balasegaram S.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Jul 31;19(30). pii: 20865.


Evaluation of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination catch-up campaign in England in 2013.

Simone B, Balasegaram S, Gobin M, Anderson C, Charlett A, Coole L, Maguire H, Nichols T, Rawlings C, Ramsay M, Oliver I.

Vaccine. 2014 Aug 6;32(36):4681-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.05.077. Epub 2014 Jul 2.


Impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on demand for microbiology gastrointestinal diagnostic services at the Public Health Laboratory London.

Williams K, Sinclair C, McEwan R, Fleet K, Balasegaram S, Manuel R.

J Med Microbiol. 2014 Jul;63(Pt 7):968-74. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.070821-0. Epub 2014 May 8.


Increased measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine uptake in the context of a targeted immunisation campaign during a measles outbreak in a vaccine-reluctant community in England.

Le Menach A, Boxall N, Amirthalingam G, Maddock L, Balasegaram S, Mindlin M.

Vaccine. 2014 Feb 26;32(10):1147-52. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.01.002. Epub 2014 Jan 15.


Timeliness of electronic reporting and acceptability of public health follow-up of routine nonparatyphoidal and nontyphoidal Salmonella infections, London and South East England, 2010 to 2011.

Severi E, Dabrera G, Boxall N, Harvey-Vince L, Booth L, Balasegaram S.

J Food Prot. 2014 Jan;77(1):94-9. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-056.


Public health management of Salmonella Typhi/Paratyphi case and contact screening: lessons from North London.

Addiman S, Maimaris W, Thomas HL, White G, Lawrence J, Balasegaram S.

Public Health. 2013 Mar;127(3):207-13. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.12.015. Epub 2013 Feb 20.


Is preparedness for CBRN incidents important to general practitioners in East London?

Dabrera G, Anyaegbu E, Addiman S, Keeling D, Ashton C, Whala S, Dunne A, Figueroa J, Lovitt C, Basnett I, Balasegaram S.

J Bus Contin Emer Plan. 2012 Summer;6(1):47-54.


Guidelines for the public health management of typhoid and paratyphoid in England: practice guidelines from the National Typhoid and Paratyphoid Reference Group.

Balasegaram S, Potter AL, Grynszpan D, Barlow S, Behrens RH, Lighton L, Booth L, Inamdar L, Neal K, Nye K, Lawrence J, Jones J, Gray I, Tolley D, Lane C, Adak B, Cummins A, Addiman S; Typhoid and Paratyphoid Reference Group, Health Protection Agency, London, England.

J Infect. 2012 Sep;65(3):197-213. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2012.05.005. Epub 2012 May 23.


Carbon monoxide from neighbouring restaurants: the need for an integrated multi-agency response.

Keshishian C, Sandle H, Meltzer M, Young Y, Ward R, Balasegaram S.

J Public Health (Oxf). 2012 Dec;34(4):477-82. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fds023. Epub 2012 Mar 16.


Patterns of early transmission of pandemic influenza in London - link with deprivation.

Balasegaram S, Ogilvie F, Glasswell A, Anderson C, Cleary V, Turbitt D, McCloskey B.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2012 May;6(3):e35-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00327.x. Epub 2012 Jan 11.


How to deploy online guidance during a major incident.

Balasegaram S, Kar-Purkayastha I, Bussell ME, Burns T, Hough N, Sheridan P, Gent RN, Barker RM.

J Bus Contin Emer Plan. 2011 Oct;5(3):257-66.


Lead: ongoing public and occupational health issues in vulnerable populations: a case study.

Kar-Purkayastha I, Balasegaram S, Sen D, Rehman AJ, Dargan PI, Johnston D, Raynal A, Wood DM, Abrahams A, Kamanyire R, Murray V, Cordery R.

J Public Health (Oxf). 2012 Jun;34(2):176-82. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdr077. Epub 2011 Sep 27.


From containment to community: Trigger points from the London pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza incident response.

Balasegaram S, Glasswell A, Cleary V, Turbitt D, McCloskey B.

Public Health. 2011 Feb;125(2):72-8. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2010.11.006. Epub 2011 Feb 1.


Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans infection in a veterinary student in London, United Kingdom, May 2010.

Taylor J, Saveedra-Campos M, Harwood D, Pritchard G, Raphaely N, Kapadia S, Efstratiou A, White J, Balasegaram S.

Euro Surveill. 2010 Aug 5;15(31). pii: 19634. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2011;16(9):pii=19810.


Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: setting up a multi-agency regional response centre--a toolkit for other public health emergencies.

Cleary V, Balasegaram S, McCloskey B, Keeling D, Turbitt D.

J Bus Contin Emer Plan. 2010 Mar;4(2):154-64.


Neglected diseases in the news: a content analysis of recent international media coverage focussing on leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis.

Balasegaram M, Balasegaram S, Malvy D, Millet P.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 May 14;2(5):e234. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000234.


A survey of tuberculosis clinic provision in England and Wales.

Balasegaram S, Grant R, Ormerod P, Mant J, Hayward J, Lowe D, Story A.

Public Health. 2008 Jun;122(6):602-12. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2007.09.015. Epub 2008 Jan 28.


Outbreak of isoniazid resistant tuberculosis in north London.

Ruddy MC, Davies AP, Yates MD, Yates S, Balasegaram S, Drabu Y, Patel B, Lozewicz S, Sen S, Bahl M, James E, Lipman M, Duckworth G, Watson JM, Piper M, Drobniewski FA, Maguire H.

Thorax. 2004 Apr;59(4):279-85.


A decade of change: tuberculosis in England and Wales 1988-98.

Balasegaram S, Watson JM, Rose AM, Charlett A, Nunn AJ, Rushdy A, Leese J, Ormerod LP; Public Health Laboratory Service/British Thoracic Society/Department of Health Collaborative Group.

Arch Dis Child. 2003 Sep;88(9):772-7.


Trends in hospital admissions for fractures of the hip and femur in England, 1989-1990 to 1997-1998.

Balasegaram S, Majeed A, Fitz-Clarence H.

J Public Health Med. 2001 Mar;23(1):11-7.


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