Published Articles on Public Health Preparedness-related Issues in Texas

The following list includes peer-reviewed articles on public health preparedness issues that have been written by staff of the Texas Department of State Health Services since its formation in September 2004. For more information about these articles or for a full-text copy, please contact the Medical and Research Library by e-mail at  by calling (512) 776-7559.

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            2009                                    Floods      

            2008                                    Foodborne Diseases  

            2007                                    Hurricanes            

            2006                                    Infectious Diseases       

            2005                                    Substance Abuse      

            2004                                    Use of Poison Control Network Data                                                                           

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Hospital-Acquired Listeriosis Outbreak Caused by Contaminated Diced Celery--Texas, 2010.
Gaul LK, Farag NH, Shim T, Kingsley MA, Silk BJ, Hyytia-Trees E.
Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;56(1):20-6.

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Evaluation of the American Red Cross Disaster-Related Mortality Surveillance System Using Hurricane Ike Data--Texas 2008.
Farag NH, Rey A, Noe R, Bayleyegn T, Wood AD, Zane D.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Intention to Comply with Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation Orders among Persons Living along a Coastal Area.
Reininger BM, Raja SA, Carrasco AS, Chen Z, Adams B, McCormick J, Rahbar MH.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Changes in Texas Poison Center Call Patterns in Response to H1N1 Influenza Outbreak.
Forrester MB. TPHJ 2012;64(4):14-18.

Texas Black Widow Spiders Take the Heat.
Forrester MB. TPHJ 2012;64(3):36. [No abstract available]

Evaluation of Active Mortality Surveillance System Data for Monitoring Hurricane-related Deaths, Texas, 2008.
Choudhary E, Zane DF, Beasley C, Jones R, Rey A, Noe RS, Martin C, Wolkin AF, Bayleyegn TM. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Aug;27(4):392-7.

Potassium Iodide and Its Use in Radiation Protection.
Forrester MB. TPHJ 2012; 64(2):41. [No abstract available]

Public Health Emergency Response to a Massive Wildfire in Texas (2011).
Zane  D, Jones R, Huss J, Sanches K, Hoogheem J, Clements B.
TPHJ 2012; 64(4): 6-10. 

Impact Of 2011 Drought on Snake Bites Reported to Poison Centers.
Forrester MB, Gardner M. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2012;50:614.  

How We Didn't Clean Up until We Washed Our Hands: Shigellosis in an Elementary and Middle School in North Texas.
Schulte JM, Williams L, Asghar J, Dang T, Bedwell S, Guerrero K, Hamaker D, Stonecipher S, Zoretic J, Chow C. South Med J. 2012 Jan;105(1):1-4.

Challenges in Confirming a Varicella Outbreak in the Two-Dose Vaccine Era.
Mahamud A, Wiseman R, Grytdal S, Basham C, Asghar J, Dang T, Leung J, Lopez A, Schmid DS, Bialek SR. Vaccine. 2012 Aug 8.

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Peanut Butter Recall Calls Received by Texas Poison Centers.
Forrester MB. TPHJ 2011;63(3):7-11.

Secondary Effects of Public Health Emergencies: Example of West Nile Virus and DEET.
Forrester MB. TPHJ 2011;63(3):16-17. [No abstract available]

Tracking Deaths Related to Hurricane Ike, Texas, 2008.
Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Hellsten J, Beal R, Beasley C, Haywood T, Wiltz-Beckham D, Wolkin AF. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011 Mar;5(1):23-8.

2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Infections Associated with Raw Produce.
Barton Behravesh C, Mody RK, Jungk J, Gaul L, et al.; the Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak Investigation Team. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 10;364(10):918-927

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Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response following Hurricane Ike--Texas, 25-30 September 2008.
Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, Wiltz-Beckham D, Guidry HM, Sanchez C, Wolkin AF.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):503-10.

Motor Vehicle-Related Flood Fatalities in Texas, 1959-2008.
Sharif HO, Jackson T, Hossain M, Bin-Shafique S, Zane D.
Journal of Transportation Safety & Security. Dec2010; 2(4):325-335.

Use of Interactive Voice Response Technology by Poison Centers during the H1N1 Outbreak.
Forrester MB, Villanacci JF, Valle N.
Prehosp Disaster Med 2010;25:415-418.

Pandemic 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Virus Illness among Pregnant Women in the United States.
Siston AM, Rasmussen SA, Honein MA, Fry AM, Seib K, Callaghan WM, Louie J, Doyle TJ, Crockett M, Lynfield R, Moore Z, Wiedeman C, Anand M, Tabony L, Nielsen CF, Waller K, Page S, Thompson JM, Avery C, Springs CB, Jones T, Williams JL, Newsome K, Finelli L, Jamieson DJ; Pandemic H1N1 Influenza in Pregnancy Working Group.
JAMA. 2010 Apr 21;303(15):1517-25.

Public Health Security for Mass Gatherings.
Clements B. DomPrep Journal. 2010 Jan;6(1):24,26.

Coding of Influenza A H1N1 Virus Calls Received by Texas Poison Centers.
Forrester MB, Jaramillo JE. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2010;48:359-364.

Poison Center Reporting of H1N1 Vaccine Exposures to a State Department of Health.
Forrester MB, Aragon T, Samples‑Ruiz M, Borys DJ. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2010;48:640.

Pattern of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Calls Received by Texas Poison Centers.
Forrester MB, Villanacci JF. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2010;48:642. 

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Impact of Hurricane Ike on Texas Poison Center Calls.
Forrester MB. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2009;3:151-157.

Lessons Learned from the Deadly Sisters: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Disruption, and Consequences from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Carlisle Maxwell J, Podus D, Walsh D.
Substance Use & Misuse. 2009 Oct;44(12):1681-1694.

Carbon Monoxide Exposures after Hurricane Ike -- Texas, September 2008
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 Aug 14;58(31):845-849.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DSHS Contributors: Villanacci J, Zane D, Forrester M, Hellsten J, Beal R, Beasley C.

Neurologic Complications Associated with Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in Children - Dallas, Texas, May 2009
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 Jul 24;58(28):773-8.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DSHS Contributor: Pascoe N.

Mass Prophylaxis: The Brass Ring of Public Health Preparedness.
Bruce Clements. DomPrep Journal, 2009 May; 5(5):22,24.

Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infections in Three Pregnant Women – United States, April-May 2009
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 May 15;58(18):497-500.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DSHS contributors: Fonseca V, Davis M, and Wing R.

State Department of Health Utilization of Poison Control Center Hazardous Substance Data.
Forrester MB, Borders J, Samples-Ruiz M, Harris R, Borys DJ. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2009;47:707.

Poison Control Center Utilization of Remote Agents during Hurricane Season.
Forrester MB, Thompson JD, Villanacci JF. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2009;47:711.

Poison control center calls relating to Salmonella Serotype Saintpaul Outbreak in April-August 2008.
Forrester MB. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2009;47:725.

Impact of Hurricane Humberto on Texas Poison Control Center Calls.
Forrester MB. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2009;47:747. 

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Impact of Hurricane Dolly on Texas Poison Center Calls.
Forrester MB. TPHJ 2008;60(4):24-26.

Impact of Hurricane Rita on Texas Poison Center Calls.
Forrester MB. Prehospital Disaster Med 2008;23:248-254.

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Wildfire-related Deaths--Texas, March 12-20, 2006.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DSHS contributors: D Zane, J Henry, C Lindley, P Pendergrass, L Mansolo. Also acknowledged: J Alexander, B Hernandez, T Haywood, P Raimondo, J Walker, T Sidwa, S Elkins, D Johnson, A Whitley, P Tabor, C Tuttle, D McLellan, R Apodaca, M Widtfeldt, S Prosperie, B Ray, D Powell.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2007 Aug 3;56(30):757-60.

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Acute Pesticide-related Illness among Emergency Responders, 1993-2002.
Calvert GM, Barnett M, Mehler LN, Becker A, Das R, Beckman J, Male D, Sievert J, Thomsen C, Morrissey B.
Am J Ind Med. 2006 May;49(5):383-93.

Tuberculosis Control Activities after Hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DSHS contributors: C Wallace, PE Cruise
Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. March 31, 2006 / 55(12);332-335.

Public Perceptions about Trust in Emergency Risk Communication: Qualitative Research Findings.
Wray, R., Rivers, J., Whitworth, A., Jupka, K., Clements, B.
Int J Mass Emerg Disasters. 2006;24(1):45–75.

Investigation of Texas Poison Center Calls Regarding a Chlorine Gas Release: Implications for Terrorist Attack Toxicosurveillance.
Forrester MB. Texas Medicine 2006;102(5):52-57.

Hurricane Katrina-related Calls to the Texas Poison Center Network.
Jaramillo JE, Forrester MB, Winter ML, Rivera HL, Thompson JD. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2006;44:676-677.

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Infectious Disease and Dermatologic Conditions in Evacuees and Rescue Workers after Hurricane Katrina -- Multiple States, August -- September, 2005.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DSHS contributors: BR Smith, MD, C Wallace
Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. September 30, 2005 / 54(38);961-964.

Occupational Physician Perceptions of Bioterrorism.
Sterling, D.A., Clements, B., Rebmann, T., Shadel, B.N., Stewart, L.M., Thomas, R., Evans, R.G. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2005;208(1-2):127-34.

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Theoretical Perspectives on Public Communication Preparedness for Terrorist Attacks.
Wray, R.J., Kreuter, M.W., Jacobsen, H., Clements, B.W., Evans, R.G.
Fam Community Health. 2004 Jul-Sep;27(3):232-41.

Bioterrorism Risk Perceptions and Educational Needs of Public Health Professionals Before and After September 11, 2001: A National Needs Assessment Survey.
Shadel BN, Chen JJ, Newkirk RW, Lawrence SJ, Clements B, Evans RG.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):282-9.

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Books/Book Chapters

Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response by Bruce Clements. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009, 314 p.

Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposure, 3rd ed., by Phillip L. Currance, Bruce Clements, and Alvin C. Bronstein. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005.

Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, P Currance, ed., St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005. Chapter 5: "Biological Agents" by Bruce Clements, pp. 43-60.

Biodefense: Principles and Pathogens, by Michael S Bronze and Ronald A Greenfield. Norfolk, Great Britain: Horizon Bioscience, 2005. Chapter 3: “Public Health Preparedness” by RG Evans and Bruce W. Clements, pp. 49-72.

Last updated March 7, 2017