MA State Laboratory scientists are authors or contributors for the articles listed below. Topics include Bioterrorism, EEEV, E. coli verotoxigenic, HIV, Influenza, Listeria, MRSA, Pertussis, Rabies and Tuberculosis.


Kellog, Mark.
"Detection of Biological Agents Used for Terrorism: Are We Ready? Q & A."

Ladd, David and Cheryl Gauthier.
Bioterrorism Response: Does the way forward lie in our past?
Fire Engineering. Epub 2009 Sep.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Hachiya M, Osborne M, Stinson C, Werner BG.
Human eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts: predictive indicators from mosquitoes collected at 10 long-term trap sites, 1979-2004.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Feb;76(2):285-92.

Foodborne Diseases

Boxrud B, Monson T, Stiles T, Besser J.

"The role, challenges, and support of PulseNet laboratories in detecting foodborne disease outbreaks". Public Health Reports, 2010 May; 125 (Supp 2): 57-62.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Infections Associated with Pasteurized Milk from a Local Dairy, Massachusetts, 2007.
MMWR 2008; 56:837-42.

Hyytiä-Trees E, Smole SC, Fields PA, Swaminathan B, Ribot EM.
Second generation subtyping: a proposed PulseNet protocol for multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157).

Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2006 Spring;3(1):118-31.

Borucki MK, Kim SH, Call DR, Smole SC, Pagotto F.
Selective discrimination of Listeria monocytogenes epidemic strains by a mixed-genome DNA microarray compared to discrimination by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, ribotyping, and multilocus sequence typing.
J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Nov;42(11):5270-6.


Liddicoat RV, Zheng H, Internicola J, Werner BG, Kazianis A, Golan Y, Rubinstein EP, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP.
Implementing a routine, voluntary HIV testing program in a Massachusetts county prison.
J Urban Health. 2006 Nov;83(6):1127-31.

Influenza (Flu)

Sandora TJ, Smole SC, Lee GM, Chung S, Williams L, McAdam AJ. "Test characteristics of commercial influenza assays for detecting pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in children." Pediatr Infect Dis J 2010; 29:261-2.

Pollock NR, Duong S, Cheng A, Han LL, Smole S, Kirby JE.
Ruling out novel H1N1 influenza virus infection with direct fluorescent antigen testing.
Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Sep 15;49(6):e66-8.

Garten RJ, Davis CT, Russell CA, Shu B, Lindstrom S, Balish, et. al.
Antigenic and genetic characteristics of swine-origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses circulating in humans.
Science. 2009 Jul 10;325(5937):197-201. Epub 2009 May 22.

Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Investigation Team, Dawood FS, Jain S, et. al.
Emergence of a novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus in humans.
N Engl J Med. 2009 Jun 18;360(25):2605-15. Epub 2009 May 7. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 2;361(1):102.

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus)

Diep BA, Chambers HF, Graber CJ, Szumowski JD, Miller LG, Han LL, et. al.
Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant, Community-Associated, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clone USA300 in Men Who Have Sex with Men."
Ann Intern Med, 2008; 148(4):249-57.

Han LL, McDougal LK, Gorwitz RJ, Mayer KH, Patel JB, Sennott JM, Fontana JL.
High Frequencies of Clindamycin and Tetracycline Resistance in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pulsed-Field Type USA300 in a Boston Ambulatory Health Center.
J. Clin. Microbiol, 2007; 45 (4): 1350-2.


Tondella ML, Carlone GM, Messonnier N, Quinn CP, Meade BD, Burns DL, et. al.
"International Bordetella pertussis assay standardization and harmonization meeting report."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 19-20 July 2007. Vaccine. 2009;27:803-14.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Outbreaks of Respiratory Illness Mistakenly Attributed to Pertussis - New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Tennessee, 2004-2006.
MMWR 2007; 56:837-42.


Wang X, DeMaria A, Smole S, Brown CM, Han L.
Bat rabies in Massachusetts, USA, 1985-2009.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;16(8):1285-8.

Wang XT, Brown CM, Smole S, Werner BG, Han L, Farris M, DeMaria A. "Aggression and Rabid Coyotes, Massachusetts, USA." Emerging Infect Dis, 2010; 16(2): 357-8.

Wang X, Smole S, Demaria A, Gilchrist MJ.
Factors Associated with Rabid Animals Since the Introduction of Raccoon Rabies Variant in Massachusetts, 1992-2007.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2009 Jul 9.

Wang X, Werner BG, Konomi R, Hennigan D, Fadden D, Caten E, Soliva S, DeMaria A.
Animal rabies in Massachusetts, 1985-2006.
J Wildl Dis. 2009 Apr;45(2):375-87.

Wang X, Smole S, Hennigan D, Demaria A.
Submitter and technician observations, and animal rabies detection in Massachusetts, 1992-2006.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008 Spring;8(1):81-3.


Kam KM, Sloutsky A, Yip CW, Bulled, N, et. al. "Determination of critical concentrations of second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs with clinical and microbiological relevance." IJTLD, 2010 March; 14(3): 282-288.

Pollock NR, Kashino SS, Napolitano DR, Sloutsky A, Joshi S, Guillet J, et. al.
" Evaluation of the effect of treatment of latent tuberculosis infection on QuantiFERON-TB gold assay results."
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr;30(4):392-5.

Pollock NR, Campos-Neto A, Kashino S, Napolitano D, Behar SM, Shin D, et. al.
" Discordant QuantiFERON-TB Gold test results among US healthcare workers with increased risk of latent tuberculosis infection: a problem or solution?"
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Sep;29(9):878-86.

Pollock N, Westerling J, Sloutsky A.
Specimen dilution increases the diagnostic utility of the gen-probe mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test.
Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Jul;126(1):142-7.

Han LL, Sloutsky A, Canales R, Naroditskaya V, Shin SS, Seung KJ, et. al.
Acquisition of drug resistance in multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis during directly observed empiric retreatment with standardized regimens.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 2005; 9(7):818-21.

Solis LA, Shin SS, Han LL, Llanos F, Stowell M, Sloutsky A.
Validation of a rapid method for detection of M. tuberculosis resistance to isoniazid and rifampin in Lima, Peru.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2005;9(7):760-4.

Timperi R, Han LL, Sloutsky A, Becerra MC, Nardell EA, Salazar JJ, Smith Fawzi MC.
Drug-Resistance Profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates: Five Years Experience And Insight To Treatment Strategies For Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis In Lima, Peru
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 2005; 9: 175-180.

Shin SS, Naroditskaya V, Sloutsky A, Werner B, Timperi R, Bayona J, Farmer PE, Becerra MC.
rpoB gene mutations in clinical isolates of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in northern Lima, Peru.
Microb Drug Resist. 2005 Spring;11(1):26-30.

Sloutsky A, Han LL, Werner BG.
New method for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct test inhibitors in clinical specimens.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2004; 50: 109-111.

Sloutsky A, Han LL, Werner BG.
Practical strategies for optimization of the enhanced Gen-Probe amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test.
J Clin Micro 2004; 42: 1547-1551.

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