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1. Dabo, Bashir. Health-Related Internet Use and Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Survey Data.

Degree: MSPublic Health, Epidemiology, 2016, Texas A&M University

Immunization against influenza is effective in preventing its seasonal outbreaks. However, lack of access to vaccines, poor knowledge and misconception of vaccine safety are among the major deterrents to the use of seasonal influenza vaccine in the US. Because of the emergence of the Internet as an important source of health information and a medium of care delivery, its use for health purposes was hypothesized to influence influenza vaccination. In a design-based analysis of data from 36,697 participants in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, the association between health-related Internet use and the odds of uptake of seasonal influenza vaccines among US adults was investigated. Furthermore, the difference between older adults (aged 65+) and the general adult population was evaluated in this regard. Using multiple logistic regression, the odds of influenza vaccination were examined for five variables representing use of Internet for health purposes and other covariates. The rates of influenza vaccine use were higher in older adults (68.6%) than in the combined adult population. Among both groups, rate of performance of each of the five activities related to the use of Internet for health purposes, except use of online group chat to learn about health topics, was higher among vaccine users. Filling prescriptions online and communicating with health providers via email significantly increased the odds of accepting the vaccine for both adult groups. Searching health information on the Internet and scheduling medical appointments online were associated with significant increases in the odds of accepting the vaccine only when all the adults were considered. Searching health information on the Internet and scheduling medical appointments online among older adults, as well as use of online group chat to learn about health topics in all the two adult populations, were not significantly associated with odds of influenza vaccine uptake. Influenza vaccination among US adults was significantly influenced by use of Internet to obtain health information and to gain access to health services. Policy makers need to consider the importance of greater and more effective use of the Internet to successfully promote uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine. Advisors/Committee Members: Gorman, Dennis (advisor), Zhao, Hongwei (advisor), Lillibridge, Scott (committee member), Logan, Linda L (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Email; Flu; Health-related; Immunization; Influenza; Internet; NHIS; Online; Vaccine

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APA (6th Edition):

Dabo, B. (2016). Health-Related Internet Use and Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Survey Data. (Masters Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/158629

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dabo, Bashir. “Health-Related Internet Use and Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Survey Data.” 2016. Masters Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed April 12, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/158629.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dabo, Bashir. “Health-Related Internet Use and Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Survey Data.” 2016. Web. 12 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Dabo B. Health-Related Internet Use and Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Survey Data. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2016. [cited 2021 Apr 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/158629.

Council of Science Editors:

Dabo B. Health-Related Internet Use and Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Survey Data. [Masters Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/158629


Texas A&M University

2. Alhaboubi, Amer Rasoolfadhl. In Vitro Growth and Molecular Characterization of Vector-Borne Intraerythrocytic Parasites of Domestic Animals and Wildlife.

Degree: PhD, Veterinary Pathobiology, 2018, Texas A&M University

Haemogregarines are a group of blood sporozoans that parasitize reptiles, most commonly turtles, or tortoises. Haemogregarine-like inclusions in the red blood cells of a severely underweight alligator snapping turtle Macrochelys temminckii Troost in Harlan were examined in this study. The morphology and morphometric data for intraerythrocytic forms found on microscopic examination were similar to Haemogregarina macrochelysi n. sp. previously reported in the same species. The 18S ribosomal RNA (18S rRNA) gene was cloned and five sequences deposited in the NCBI GenBank® database. All five showed ∼96 % identity to Haemogregarina balli, Hepatozoon sp., and Hemolivia stellata. A phylogenetic tree generated from the five sequences aligned with 18S rDNA sequences of other hematozoa and two outgroup species revealed the cloned sequences clustered on their own branch within the Haemogregarina spp. clade. There is no genetic data for H. macrochelysi n. sp., so it is unclear if the Texas turtle parasite is conspecific with H. macrochelysi n. sp. Babesia spp. are intraerythrocytic protozoans that parasitize mammals. Cultured Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina, parasites of cattle, were recovered from liquid nitrogen (LN₂) storage nearly 30 years after cryopreservation. Four cattle were compared as donors of red blood cells (RBC) and serum for microaerophilous stationary phase (MASP) cultures in the recovery of B. bigemina. RBC and serum from only one donor supported the growth of B. bigemina. Two B. bigemina (frozen in 1986 and 1987) and two B. bovis (both frozen in 1986) cryostocks were resuscitated from LN₂ storage and all four recovered and thrived in the donor bovine RBC and serum. In the 3rd passage after recovery, B. bovis cultures were cryopreserved. Six months later they were successfully recovered from LN₂ using RBC and serum from the same donor. This study shows that B. bovis and B. bigemina stored nearly 30 years in LN₂ can be successfully recovered in the MASP system. This study also confirms previous observations that selection of a suitable bovine donor of RBC and serum is critical to the success of the Babesia sp. culture. Two markers, 18S rRNA gene and rRNA intervening transcribed spacer regions 1 and 2 (ITS), in B. bovis and B. bigemina from Puerto Rico (PR) cattle and archived culture samples from Mexico (B. bovis) and the Virgin Islands (B. bigemina) were PCR amplified, cloned and sequenced. In total, 54 18S rDNA and 21 ITS sequences were deposited in GenBank. The identity scores among the PR B. bovis 18S rDNA cloned sequences were 92.3% to 100%, and 97.7% to 99.99% among the archived Mexico B. bovis. PR and the Virgin Islands B. bigemina 18S rDNA sequence identity scores ranged from 99.1% to 99.98%. The UPMGA cladogram generated from 18S rDNA sequences shows the clear distinction of B. bovis and B. bigemina (and B. ovis). The PR ITS cloned sequences showed 69.3% to 100% identity among them. In the UPMGA cladogram, the PR sequences fell into seven different groups, except for one outlier that branched… Advisors/Committee Members: Esteve-Gasent, Maria D (advisor), Holman, Patricia J (advisor), Logan, Linda (committee member), Pérez de Léon, Adalberto A (committee member), Berghman, Luc R (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Blood sporozoans; Haemogregarines; Babesia bovis; Babesia bigemina; culture; Genotying

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APA (6th Edition):

Alhaboubi, A. R. (2018). In Vitro Growth and Molecular Characterization of Vector-Borne Intraerythrocytic Parasites of Domestic Animals and Wildlife. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173687

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Alhaboubi, Amer Rasoolfadhl. “In Vitro Growth and Molecular Characterization of Vector-Borne Intraerythrocytic Parasites of Domestic Animals and Wildlife.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed April 12, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173687.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Alhaboubi, Amer Rasoolfadhl. “In Vitro Growth and Molecular Characterization of Vector-Borne Intraerythrocytic Parasites of Domestic Animals and Wildlife.” 2018. Web. 12 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Alhaboubi AR. In Vitro Growth and Molecular Characterization of Vector-Borne Intraerythrocytic Parasites of Domestic Animals and Wildlife. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2018. [cited 2021 Apr 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173687.

Council of Science Editors:

Alhaboubi AR. In Vitro Growth and Molecular Characterization of Vector-Borne Intraerythrocytic Parasites of Domestic Animals and Wildlife. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173687

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