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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551509/bacteriophage-removal-efficiency-as-a-validation-and-operational-monitoring-tool-for-virus-reduction-in-wastewater-reclamation-review
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REVIEW
Mohan Amarasiri, Masaaki Kitajima, Thanh H Nguyen, Satoshi Okabe, Daisuke Sano
The multiple-barrier concept is widely employed in international and domestic guidelines for wastewater reclamation and reuse for microbiological risk management, in which a wastewater reclamation system is designed to achieve guideline values of the performance target of microbe reduction. Enteric viruses are one of the pathogens for which the target reduction values are stipulated in guidelines, but frequent monitoring to validate human virus removal efficacy is challenging in a daily operation due to the cumbersome procedures for virus quantification in wastewater...
May 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550646/distribution-of-naturally-occurring-norovirus-genogroups-i-ii-and-iv-in-oyster-tissues
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Taruta Lowmoung, Kannika Pombubpa, Teerapong Duangdee, Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul, Leera Kittigul
This study evaluated different tissues of naturally contaminated oysters (Crassostrea belcheri) for the presence of noroviruses. RNA from digestive tissues, gills, and mantle of the oysters was extracted and tested for norovirus genogroup (G) I, GII, and GIV using RT-nested PCR. In spiking experiments with a known norovirus, GII.4, the detection limits were 2.97 × 10(2) RNA copies/g of digestive tissues, 2.62 × 10(2) RNA copies/g of gills, and 1.61 × 10(3) RNA copies/g of mantle. A total of 85 oyster samples were collected from a fresh market in Bangkok, Thailand...
May 26, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547892/hospital-acquired-rotavirus-and-norovirus-acute-gastroenteritis-in-a-pediatric-unit-in-2014-2015
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D Valentini, G Ianiro, I Di Bartolo, C Di Camillo, E Boccuzzi, A C Vittucci, F M Ruggeri, M Monini
The occurrence of hospital-acquired acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major concern for public health. RotavirusA (RVA) and norovirus (NoV) are common causes of viral AGE in the pediatric population, and their role in nosocomial infections has been proven, remaining poorly investigated. To investigate RVA and NoV in hospital-acquired AGE, 55 stool samples from children with nosocomial AGE were collected between May 2014 and May 2015. To evaluate virus spreading routes, 51 environmental swabs were collected from staff and patients' rooms...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545670/inhibitory-mechanism-of-five-natural-flavonoids-against-murine-norovirus
#4
Dong Joo Seo, Changsun Choi
BACKGROUND: Human noroviruses (HuNoV), which are responsible for acute gastroenteritis, are becoming a serious public health concern worldwide. Since no effective antiviral drug or vaccine for HuNoV has been developed yet, some natural extracts and their active components have been investigated for their ability to inhibit noroviruses. However, their exact antiviral mechanisms have not been investigated. PURPOSE: This study was performed to investigate the expression of interferon (IFN)-α, IFN-λ, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), Mx, and zinc finger CCCH type antiviral protein 1 (ZAP), 2'-5' oligo (A) synthetase (OAS), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in RAW 264...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545100/intranasal-delivery-of-a-bivalent-norovirus-vaccine-formulated-in-an-in-situ-gelling-dry-powder
#5
Jordan P Ball, Michael J Springer, Yawei Ni, Isaac Finger-Baker, Juan Martinez, Jessica Hahn, John F Suber, Ashley V DiMarco, James D Talton, Ronald R Cobb
The global health community is beginning to understand the burden of norovirus-associated disease, which has a significant impact in both developed and developing countries. Norovirus virus like particle (VLP)-based vaccines are currently under development and have been shown to elicit systemic and mucosal immune responses when delivered intranasally. In the present study, we describe the use of a dry powder formulation (GelVac™) with an in situ gelling polysaccharide (GelSite™) extracted from Aloe vera for nasal delivery of a bivalent vaccine formulation containing both GI and GII...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544984/histo-blood-group-antigens-as-mediators-of-infections
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REVIEW
Julie E Heggelund, Annabelle Varrot, Anne Imberty, Ute Krengel
The critical first step of a microbial infection is usually the attachment of pathogens to host cell glycans. Targets on host tissues are in particular the histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs), which are present in rich diversity in the mucus layer and on the underlying mucosa. Recent structural and functional studies have revealed significant new insight into the molecular mechanisms, explaining why individuals with certain blood groups are at increased risk of some infections. The most prominent example of blood-group-associated diseases is cholera, caused by infection with Vibrio cholerae...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542984/applying-quantitative-molecular-tools-for-virus-transport-studies-opportunities-and-challenges
#7
Kelvin Wong, Marirosa Molina
Bacteriophages have been used in soil column studies for the last several decades as surrogates to study the fate and transport behavior of enteric viruses in groundwater. However, recent studies have shown that the transport behavior of bacteriophages and enteric viruses in porous media can be very different. The next generation of virus transport science must therefore provide more data on mobility of enteric viruses and the relationship between transport behaviors of enteric viruses and bacteriophages. To achieve this new paradigm, labor intensity devoted to enteric virus quantification method must be reduced...
May 23, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542223/measuring-changes-in-transmission-of-neglected-tropical-diseases-malaria-and-enteric-pathogens-from-quantitative-antibody-levels
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Benjamin F Arnold, Mark J van der Laan, Alan E Hubbard, Cathy Steel, Joseph Kubofcik, Katy L Hamlin, Delynn M Moss, Thomas B Nutman, Jeffrey W Priest, Patrick J Lammie
BACKGROUND: Serological antibody levels are a sensitive marker of pathogen exposure, and advances in multiplex assays have created enormous potential for large-scale, integrated infectious disease surveillance. Most methods to analyze antibody measurements reduce quantitative antibody levels to seropositive and seronegative groups, but this can be difficult for many pathogens and may provide lower resolution information than quantitative levels. Analysis methods have predominantly maintained a single disease focus, yet integrated surveillance platforms would benefit from methodologies that work across diverse pathogens included in multiplex assays...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541454/comprehensive-analysis-of-prevalence-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-mono-infections-and-co-infections-in-diarrhoeal-diseases-in-children-in-tanzania
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Sabrina J Moyo, Øyvind Kommedal, Bjorn Blomberg, Kurt Hanevik, Marit Gjerde Tellevik, Samuel Y Maselle, Nina Langeland
The role of interactions between intestinal pathogens in diarrheal disease is uncertain. From August 2010 to July 2011, we collected stool samples from 723 children admitted with diarrhoea (cases) to three major hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and from 564 non-diarrheic children (controls). We analysed the samples for 17 pathogens and assessed interactions between co-infections in additive and multiplicative models. At least one pathogen was detected in 86.9% of the cases and 62.8%, of the controls. Prevalence of co-infections was 58...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540537/rapid-diagnosis-of-acute-norovirus-associated-gastroenteritis-evaluation-of-the-xpert-norovirus-assay-and-its-implementation-as-a-24-7-service-in-three-hospitals-in-j%C3%A3-nk%C3%A3-ping-county-sweden
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A J Henningsson, A Nilsson Bowers, J Nordgren, M Quttineh, A Matussek, S Haglund
Noroviruses are a leading cause of epidemic and sporadic cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. The rapid diagnosis of norovirus infection is important for prompt infection control measures and may reduce the need for additional diagnostic testing. Here we evaluated the performance of the rapid Xpert Norovirus assay, and assessed the turn-around time (TAT) before and after the implementation of the analysis as a 24/7 service at all the three hospitals in Jönköping County, Sweden. We describe the implementation process which was performed in two steps during 2014...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538682/enteric-viruses-and-fecal-bacteria-indicators-to-assess-groundwater-quality-and-suitability-for-irrigation
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Osvalda De Giglio, Giuseppina Caggiano, Francesco Bagordo, Giovanna Barbuti, Silvia Brigida, Federica Lugoli, Tiziana Grassi, Giuseppina La Rosa, Luca Lucentini, Vito Felice Uricchio, Antonella De Donno, Maria Teresa Montagna
According to Italian Ministerial Decree No. 185 of 12 June 2003, water is considered suitable for irrigation if levels of fecal bacteria (i.e., Escherichia coli and Salmonella) are within certain parameters. The detection of other microorganisms is not required. The aim of this study is to determine the bacteriological quality of groundwater used for irrigation and the occurrence of enteric viruses (Norovirus, Enterovirus, Rotavirus, Hepatovirus A), and to compare the presence of viruses with the fecal bacteria indicators...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538249/norovirus-and-clostridium-difficile-outbreaks-squelching-the-wildfire
#12
Ann Fisher, Louise M Dembry
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastrointestinal outbreaks in the healthcare setting cause increased morbidity and mortality in an already vulnerable population. Optimization of infection prevention measures can be a challenge in healthcare settings. This review describes new literature that may change the traditional infection prevention approach to such outbreaks. RECENT FINDINGS: Asymptomatic carriers of both norovirus and Clostridium difficile can pose risk of transmission to others and the environment...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530548/critical-role-of-rig-i-and-mda5-in-early-and-late-stages-of-tulane-virus-infection
#13
Preeti Chhabra, Priya Ranjan, Theresa Cromeans, Suryaprakash Sambhara, Jan Vinjé
Human noroviruses are a major cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, but the lack of a robust cell culture system or small animal model have hampered a better understanding of innate immunity against these viruses. Tulane virus (TV) is the prototype virus of a tentative new genus, Recovirus, in the family Caliciviridae. Its epidemiology and biological properties most closely resemble human norovirus. The host innate immune response to RNA virus infection primarily involves pathogen-sensing toll-like receptors (TLRs) TLR3 and TLR7 and retinoic acid-inducible gene I-like receptor RIG-I and melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 (MDA5)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529975/phylogenetic-analyses-suggest-that-factors-other-than-the-capsid-protein-play-a-role-in-the-epidemic-potential-of-gii-2-norovirus
#14
Kentaro Tohma, Cara J Lepore, Lauren A Ford-Siltz, Gabriel I Parra
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. For over two decades, a single genotype (GII.4) has been responsible for most norovirus-associated cases. However, during the winter of 2014 to 2015, the GII.4 strains were displaced by a rarely detected genotype (GII.17) in several countries of the Asian continent. Moreover, during the winter of 2016 to 2017, the GII.2 strain reemerged as predominant in different countries worldwide. This reemerging GII.2 strain is a recombinant virus that presents a GII...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522708/complete-genome-sequence-of-an-emergent-recombinant-gii-p16-gii-2-norovirus-strain-associated-with-an-epidemic-spread-in-the-winter-of-2016-2017-in-hong-kong-china
#15
Martin C W Chan, Kirsty Kwok, Tin-Nok Hung, Lok-Yi Chan, Paul K S Chan
A new recombinant norovirus, GII.P16-GII.2, emerged in the winter of 2016-2017. Here, we report the complete genome of this strain (Hu/GII/HK/2016/GII.P16-GII.2/CUHK-NS-1082), which was collected from a patient hospitalized with gastroenteritis in September 2016 in Hong Kong, China, and sequenced using next-generation sequencing. This genome had a 95.2% nucleotide identity to the closest sequence in GenBank.
May 18, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511732/outbreak-of-diarrhoea-among-participants-of-a-triathlon-and-a-duathlon-on-12-july-2015-in-utrecht-the-netherlands
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S Parkkali, R Joosten, E Fanoy, R Pijnacker, J VAN Beek, D Brandwagt, W VAN Pelt
On 12 July 2015, a triathlon competition with 900 participants took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. An outbreak investigation was initiated after 56 participants reported health complaints. An online questionnaire was sent to 700 participants. Stool specimens from six participants and four water specimens were collected from the swimming location. A total of 239 participants completed the questionnaire (response rate: 34%), 73 (31%) of them met the case definition for acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI)...
May 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510265/severity-and-outcome-of-the-norovirus-infection-in-children-after-intestinal-transplantation
#17
Marie Patte, Danielle Canioni, Véronique Avettand Fenoel, Pierre Frange, Marion Rabant, Cécile Talbotec, Florence Lacaille
In immunocompromised patients, the NoV infection is prolonged and severe. We retrospectively studied the severity of the NoV infection in children after an ITx, the treatment, and the long-term evolution. Norovirus PCR in stools was positive for 19 children in 21 separate episodes. The infection was symptomatic in 18 cases. At diagnosis, the median weight loss was 5% (0-11) and the creatinine clearance was 75 mL/min/1.73 m(2) (19-142). On 14 digestive biopsies, the pathological findings were non-specific with a constant mononuclear infiltration, showing signs of rejection in one case...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508408/variations-in-status-of-preparation-of-personal-protective-equipment-for-preventing-norovirus-gastroenteritis-in-long-term-care-facilities-for-the-elderly
#18
Saori Fujiki, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Takeo Nakayama
RATIONALE, AIM, AND OBJECTIVES: Residents of long-term care facilities are highly susceptible to norovirus gastroenteritis, and each facility is concerned about the need to implement norovirus infection control. Among control measures, personal protective equipment (PPE), such as disposable gloves and masks, plays a major role in reducing infectious spread. However, the preparation status of PPE in facilities before infection outbreaks has not been reported. The aim was to clarify the implementation status of preventive measures for norovirus gastroenteritis and the cost of preparing the necessary PPE in long-term care facilities...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507984/immunoprevalence-to-six-waterborne-pathogens-in-beachgoers-at-boquer%C3%A3-n-beach-puerto-rico-application-of-a-microsphere-based-salivary-antibody-multiplex-immunoassay
#19
Swinburne A J Augustine, Kaneatra J Simmons, Tarsha N Eason, Clarissa L Curioso, Shannon M Griffin, Timothy J Wade, Alfred Dufour, G Shay Fout, Ann C Grimm, Kevin H Oshima, Elizabeth A Sams, Mary Jean See, Larry J Wymer
Waterborne infectious diseases are a major public health concern worldwide. Few methods have been established that are capable of measuring human exposure to multiple waterborne pathogens simultaneously using non-invasive samples such as saliva. Most current methods measure exposure to only one pathogen at a time, require large volumes of individual samples collected using invasive procedures, and are very labor intensive. In this article, we applied a multiplex bead-based immunoassay capable of measuring IgG antibody responses to six waterborne pathogens simultaneously in human saliva to estimate immunoprevalence in beachgoers at Boquerón Beach, Puerto Rico...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505592/human-norovirus-inhibition-by-a-human-milk-oligosaccharide
#20
Anna Koromyslova, Shailesh Tripathi, Vasily Morozov, Horst Schroten, Grant S Hansman
Human noroviruses are the leading cause of outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis. Norovirus interactions with histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs) are known to be important for an infection. In this study, we identified the HBGA binding pocket for an emerging GII genotype 17 (GII.17) variant using X-ray crystallography. The GII.17 variant bound the HBGA with an equivalent set of residues as the leading pandemic GII.4 variants. These structural data highlights the conserved nature of HBGA binding site between prevalent GII noroviruses...
May 12, 2017: Virology
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