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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093324/potential-pathogenic-leptospira-species-isolated-from-waterfall-in-thailand
#1
Somjit Chaiwattanarungruengpaisan, Sarin Suwanpakdee, Nareerat Sangkachai, Tatiyanuch Chamsai, Kanokwan Taruyanon, Metawee Thongdee
  We collected water and soil samples from a waterfall in Thailand in order to investigate the presence of potential pathogenic Leptospira. Isolation of Leptospira was completely accomplished from all 17 environmental samples. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, a diverse group of Leptospira species was recovered from waterfall samples including two pathogenic species; L. alstonii (5/17, 29%) and L. kmetyi (1/17, 6%), one intermediate species; L. wolffii (9/17, 53%) and two non-pathogenic species; L...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093323/multiple-locus-variable-number-tandem-repeat-analysis-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-isolates-between-2004-and-2014-in-yamagata-japan-change-of-molecular-characteristics-during-an-11-year-period
#2
Yu Suzuki, Junji Seto, Yoshitaka Shimotai, Tsutomu Itagaki, Yuriko Katsushima, Fumio Katsushima, Tatsuya Ikeda, Katsumi Mizuta, Seiji Hongo, Yoko Matsuzaki
Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) typing was performed of Mycoplasma pneumoniae strains isolated between 2004 and 2014 in Yamagata, Japan. The results were examined by combining P1 type and prevalence of macrolide resistance-associated mutations. Four-locus (Mpn13-16) MLVA classified 347 strains into nine MLVA types, including three major types: 3-5-6-2, 4-5-7-2, and 4-5-7-3. All type 3-5-6-2 strains (77 strains) were P1 type 2 variants (2a or 2c), while types 4-5-7-2 (181 strains) and 4-5-7-3 (75 strains) were P1 type 1...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093322/terrestrial-animal-derived-rabies-virus-in-a-juvenile-indian-flying-fox-in-sri-lanka
#3
Takashi Matsumoto, Susilakanthi Nanayakkara, Devika Perera, Shinya Ushijima, Omala Wimalaratne, Akira Nishizono, Kamruddin Ahmed
Unlike the bats of New World, Old World bats are not considered to transmit rabies virus (RABV). Two RABV variants are circulating in Sri Lanka; one variant is circulating in dogs and other animals. The other variant has been identified in a wild civet. There is possibility that other variants are also circulating among the wild animals in Sri Lanka. Therefore we performed molecular characterization of the RABVs present in Sri Lankan wild animals. Samples from wild animals, dogs, cats and humans with suspected rabies submitted at the Department of Rabies Diagnosis and Research, Medical Research Institute (MRI), Colombo, Sri Lanka were used in this study...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093321/predominance-of-serogroup-19-cc320-271-among-penicillin-non-susceptible-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-after-the-introduction-of-the-pcv7-vaccine-in-several-regions-of-japan
#4
Mitsuru Oodate, Kouji Kimura, Hirotsugu Banno, Satoru Yokoyama, Wanchun Jin, Jun-Ichi Wachino, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Yoshichika Arakawa
Multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae serogroup 19, including serotypes 19A and 19F, associated with clonal complex 320/271 (CC320/271), was previously shown to be predominant in many countries after the introduction of a seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). However, in Japan there has been no epidemiological research focused on penicillin-non-susceptible isolates after this event. Thus, we aimed to characterize penicillin-non-susceptible S. pneumoniae (PNSSP; penicillin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ≥ 4...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093320/international-comparison-of-causative-bacteria-and-antimicrobial-susceptibilities-of-urinary-tract-infections-between-kobe-japan-and-surabaya-indonesia
#5
Koichi Kitagawa, Katsumi Shigemura, Fukashi Yamamichi, Lindawati Alimsardjono, Dadik Rahardjo, Kuntaman Kuntaman, Toshiro Shirakawa, Masato Fujisawa
The urinary tract infection (UTI)-causative bacteria have variation among countries partly owing to the difference of antibiotic uses. To compare their frequency and antibiotic susceptibilities between Kobe, Japan and Surabaya, Indonesia, we retrospectively analyzed 1,804 samples from UTI patients (1,251 from Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, and 544 from Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya) in 2014. Surabaya data were divided to adults and pediatrics because substantial number of pediatric-patients were collected...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093319/misidentification-of-neisseria-cinerea-as-neisseria-meningitidis-in-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
#6
Miyako Kawahara-Matsumizu, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093318/the-association-between-nfkbia-polymorphisms-and-the-progression-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-the-chinese-han-population
#7
Yong Lin, Chenghao Su, Jianjun Niu, Zhinan Guo, Yapi Lu
Based on the involvement of NFKIBA (NF-κB Inhibitor Alpha) in the NF-κB pathway, which is closely related with host immunity, and this present study aimed to determine if NFKIBA polymorphisms are associated with the disease progression of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Our study collected blood samples from a total of 212 treatment-naïve patients with chronic HBV infection were included in present study, and the blood samples were collected. NFKBIA polymorphisms were determined by using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/ Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093317/rapid-and-accurate-diagnosis-based-on-real-time-pcr-cycle-threshold-value-for-the-identification-of-campylobacter-jejuni-asta-gene-positive-escherichia-coli-and-eae-gene-positive-e-coli
#8
Jun Kawase, Hiroshi Asakura, Morito Kurosaki, Hitoshi Oshiro, Yoshiki Etoh, Tetsuya Ikeda, Masanori Watahiki, Mitsuhiro Kameyama, Fumi Hayashi, Yuta Kawakami, Yoshiko Murakami, Yoshie Tsunomori
  We previously developed a multiplex real-time PCR assay (Rapid Foodborne Bacterial Screening 24 ver.5, RFBS24 ver.5) for simultaneous detection of 24 foodborne bacterial targets. Here, to overcome the discrepancy of the RFBS24 ver.5 and bacterial culture method (BC) results, we analyzed 246 human clinical samples from 49 gastroenteritis outbreaks by the RFBS24 ver.5 and evaluated the correlation between cycle threshold value (CT) of RFBS24 ver.5 and the BC results. The results showed that the RFBS24 ver...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093316/venom-and-antivenom-of-redback-spider-latrodectus-hasseltii-in-japan
#9
Shigemi Mori, Akira Horita, Akihiro Ginnaga, Yoshinobu Miyatsu, Kyoko Sawabe, Takayuki Matsumura, Manabu Ato, Akihiko Yamamoto, Keigo Shibayama, Satoshi Arai, Takuya Yamagishi, Motohide Takahashi, Hisashi Taki, Toru Hifumi
This is the first report of the large-scale experimentally production of an equine antivenom against redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) lived in Japan. We captured 10,000 redback spiders in Japan and prepared the toxoids of crude venom extract, mixed the toxoids with mineral oil adjuvant, and immunized repeatedly it to healthy horses over a period of several weeks. Then, we separated the horse plasma, and purified the γ-globulin fraction and stocked as a purified antivenom concentrate. Consequently, we manufactured approximately 6,500 vials of a single-dose freeze-dried test lot from a portion of the purified γ-globulin fraction, equivalent to the extract derived from 520 spiders...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093315/detection-and-serotyping-of-dengue-viruses-from-aedes-aegypti-and-aedes-albopictus-diptera-culicidae-collected-in-surabaya-indonesia-2008-2015
#10
Kris Cahyo Mulyatno, Tomohiro Kotaki, Subagyo Yotopranoto, Etik Ainun Rohmah, Siti Churotin, Teguh Hari Sucipto, Ilham Harlan Amarullah, Puspa Wardhani, Soegeng Soegijanto, Masanori Kameoka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093314/infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-intraventricular-abscesses-pericarditis-and-mycotic-aneurysm-due-to-an-emerging-strain-of-serotype-vi-streptococcus-agalactiae
#11
Nobuyasu Hirai, Kei Kasahara, Kenji Uno, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Taku Ogawa, Shinsuke Yonekawa, Ryuichi Nakano, Hisakazu Yano, Azusa Sakagami, Takayuki Uemura, Hiroyuki Okura, Yoshihiko Saito, Masahide Yoshikawa, Keiichi Mikasa
  An increasing number of invasive infections due to Streptococcus agalactiae in non-pregnant adults have been reported. We report a case of infective endocarditis complicated by intraventricular abscesses, pericarditis, and mycotic aneurysm due to S. agalactiae belonging to ST681 with a capsular serotype VI in a diabetic woman. The patient also had a myocardial infarction and was treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, pericardiocentesis, and 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment. Invasive infections due to serotype VI S...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093313/profile-of-mutations-in-the-reverse-transcriptase-and-overlapping-surface-genes-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-indonesian-hbv-carriers
#12
Laura Navika Yamani, Yoshihiko Yano, Takako Utsumi, Widya Wasityastuti, Hanggoro Tri Rinonce, Dewiyani Indah Widasari, Juniastuti, Maria Inge Lusida, Soetjipto, Yoshitake Hayashi
Mutations in the reverse transcriptase (RT) region of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome are an important factor in reduced therapeutic effectiveness. However, the prevalence of these mutations in HBV strains isolated previously from Indonesia has not been systematically examined. Therefore, this study investigated the profile of mutations in the RT region and the associations of these mutations with amino acid changes in the surface protein in treatment-naïve Indonesian HBV carriers. Overall, 96 sequences of the full-length Indonesian HBV genome (genotype B, n=54; genotype C, n=42) were retrieved from the National Center for Biotechnology Information...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093312/seasonality-and-geographical-distribution-of-tsutsugamushi-diseases-in-japan-analysis-of-the-trends-since-1955-till-2014
#13
Hiroshi Yoshikura
  Data concerning the seasonality and geographical location of tsutsugamushi disease (TD) in Japan from 1955 till 2014 were compiled. After disappearance of the "classical" TD in mid-1960, there was a long near vacuum. Then, in 1975, TD epidemic with October-December seasonality emerged in southern prefectures, and in 1979 that with May-June seasonality in northern prefectures. The current TD epidemic could be classified according to seasonality and geography into three types; a large October-December epidemic with negligibly small May-June epidemic in southern part of Japan, a large May-June epidemic with middle-sized October-December epidemic on the Pacific Ocean Coast of northern Japan, and a large epidemic in May-June with negligibly small October-December epidemic on the Japan Sea Coast of northern Japan...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093311/experiences-of-response-measures-against-the-4-suspected-cases-of-ebola-virus-disease-from-west-africa-in-the-national-center-for-global-health-and-medicine-tokyo-japan
#14
Satoshi Kutsuna, Kei Yamamoto, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Shuzo Kanagawa, Yuko Sugiki, Norio Ohmagari
In Japan, infectious diseases are classified into 4 types based on how contagious and severe the pathogens are, and Ebola virus disease (EVD) is categorized as a category 1 infectious disease. National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, is designated as a specified hospital for category 1 infectious disease patients, and has experienced 4 probable cases of EVD from West Africa. Even after the end of the outbreak in West Africa, we should continue to pay attention for new EVD outbreaks. To increase the number of the infectious disease specialist with the proper knowledge of viral hemorrhagic fever including EVD is a common problem for infectious disease physicians working in Japan, the academic society, and the government...
October 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890519/two-rare-cases-of-wound-infections-caused-by-trueperella-bernardiae
#15
Fernando Cobo, Javier Rodríguez-Granger, Antonio Sampedro, José Gutiérrez-Fernández, José María Navarro-Marí
Trueperella bernardiae is a Gram-positive curved rod that is considered an uncommon pathogen involved in few infections. The true incidence of infections with this bacterium as well as the clinical implications are still unknown. We report two cases of wound infections in two patients that underwent different surgical procedures, although in the second case the microorganism was isolated in mixed culture. Culture of wound secretion resulted on T. bernardiae isolation. Treatment was performed and resolution of these infections were documented...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890518/a-case-of-imported-dengue-fever-from-burkina-faso-to-japan-in-october-2016
#16
Takehiro Hashimoto, Satoshi Kutsuna, Takahiro Maeki, Shigeru Tajima, Saho Takaya, Yuichi Katanami, Kei Yamamoto, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Shuzo Kanagawa, Norio Ohmagari
Dengue fever remains underreported in Africa due to lack of awareness among healthcare providers, the presence of other febrile illnesses, and insufficient laboratory testing. We present a case of imported dengue fever from Burkina Faso to Japan, where an outbreak of dengue was reported on October 18, 2016. The phylogenetic analysis revealed that the isolate from our patient belonged to a distinct of sylvatic dengue viruses, suggesting that dengue viruses have been maintained in the mosquitoes and human cycles in Burkina Faso for more than 30 years...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890517/laboratory-and-epidemiology-communications
#17
Shizuka Tanaka, Yohei Matoba, Maki Unno, Tatsuya Ikeda, Tsutomu Itagaki, Katsumi Mizuta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890516/molecular-characterization-of-non-carbapenemase-producing-escherichia-coli-clinical-isolates-with-reduced-carbapenem-susceptibility-from-a-thai-university-hospital
#18
Sawitree Nuramrum, Aroonwadee Chanawong, Kamonwan Lunha, Aroonlug Lulitanond, Arunnee Sangka, Chotechana Wilailuckana, Sunpetch Angkititrakul, Nicha Charoensri, Lumyai Wonglakorn, Prajuab Chaimanee, Ploenchan Chetchotisakd
Twelve non-replicate carbapenemase-negative ertapenem-non-susceptible (CNENS) Escherichia coli isolates from a Thai university hospital between 2010 and 2014 were characterized and compared with two carbapenemase-producing E. coli isolates from the same hospital. Eight unique PFGE patterns were obtained. All produced CTX-M-15 β-lactamase and two isolates co-expressed either CMY-2 cephalosporinase or increased efflux pump. Amino acid sequence analysis revealed that OmpF defect (seven isolates) due to mutations generating premature proteins or an IS1 insertion was more prevalent than in OmpC (no truncated proteins found)...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890515/high-prevalence-of-campylobacter-in-broiler-flocks-is-a-crucial-factor-for-food-poisoning-frequency-in-humans
#19
Wataru Yamazaki, Islam Ibrahim Sabike, Satoshi Sekiguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890514/attack-rates-of-norovirus-and-campylobacter-food-poisonings-that-cannot-be-represented-by-numeric-constant-but-by-plotting-attack-rate-against-number-of-patients-per-incident-in-cartesian-coordinates
#20
Hiroshi Yoshikura, Fumihiko Takeuchi
 In norovirus and Campylobacter food poisonings, the frequencies of the number of patients per incident and that of the number of eaters per incident followed lognormal distribution, and their respective medians were 12~27 and 23~48 for norovirus food poisoning and 5~8 and 9~21 for Campylobacter food poisoning. The lognormal frequency distribution of eaters could be simulated by assuming that people are attracted more to a dish that has already attracted many. The number of patients per incident and that of eaters per incident were not necessarily inter-correlated; the frequencies of the attack rates (number of patients/number of eaters) were distributed evenly from ~0...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
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