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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904945/effectiveness-of-the-thermal-treatments-used-for-curd-stretching-in-the-inactivation-of-shiga-toxin-producing-o157-and-o26-escherichia-coli
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M Trevisani, A Valero, R Mancusi
The kneading treatment of the fresh curd in hot water is a critical control point in the manufacturing of mozzarella. Factors such as the ratio between hot water and curd mass, the rheological properties, and the mixing and kneading activity affect the processing time and the internal temperature of the curd. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of thermal treatments on the fate of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Nine curd samples (weight 160-270 g) were artificially contaminated with O157 or O26 STEC and stretched in hot water (90-95°C) for 5-10 min...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757183/rapid-screening-and-identification-of-living-pathogenic-organisms-via-optimized-bioorthogonal-non-canonical-amino-acid-tagging
#2
Allison Rae Sherratt, Yanouchka Rouleau, Christian Luebbert, Miroslava Strmiskova, Teodor Veres, Sabah Bidawid, Nathalie Corneau, John Paul Pezacki
Pathogenic bacteria can be a major cause of illness from environmental sources as well as the consumption of contaminated products, giving rise to public health concerns globally. The surveillance of such living organisms in food and water supplies remains an important challenge in mitigating their deleterious societal effects. Here, we have developed an optimized bioorthogonal non-canonical amino acid tagging approach to the imaging, capture, and interrogation of shigatoxigenic/verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) and Listeria that enables the distinction between living wild-type pathogenic bacteria...
August 17, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735241/a-new-integrated-approach-to-analyze-bulk-tank-milk-and-raw-milk-filters-for-the-presence-of-the-e-coli-serogroups-frequently-associated-with-vtec-status
#3
Francesca Albonico, Claudia Gusmara, Theo Gugliotta, Monica Loiacono, Michele Mortarino, Alfonso Zecconi
We optimized a combination of microbiological and molecular methods to quickly identify the presence of the O157 and the six non-O157 serogroups (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 and O145) most frequently associated with VTEC status, at herd level. The lower detection limit of this methodology is 10(1)CFU/ml for each of the serogroups tested. We tested 67 bulk tank milk (BTM) and raw milk filters (RMF) derived from dairy herds located in Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige. We identified 3 positive samples and 20 positive samples out of 67 respectively in the BTM and RMF...
July 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732694/development-and-evaluation-of-latex-agglutination-tests-for-the-detection-of-human-antibodies-to-the-lipopolysaccharides-of-verocytotoxin-producing-escherichia-coli-vtec-serogroups-o157-and-non-o157
#4
Waldemar Rastawicki, Anna Chróst, Kornelia Gielarowiec
Latex agglutination tests (LAT) were developed and evaluated for the rapid detection of LPS antibodies against E. coli serogroup O157, O26, O104, O111 and O145. The latex tests have been proved to be sensitive, fast, easy-to-perform and cost-efficient tools for the screening serodiagnosis of VTEC infections causing haemolytic-uraemic syndrome.
July 18, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718863/nya-rutiner-f%C3%A3-r-smittskydds%C3%A2-%C3%A3-tg%C3%A3-rder-vid-ehec-infektion-endast-ehec-som-b%C3%A3-r-p%C3%A3-stx2-genen-kan-kopplas-till-hus-%C3%A2-dessa-smittb%C3%A3-rare-m%C3%A3-ste-avst%C3%A3-ngas-fr%C3%A3-n-arbete-eller-f%C3%A3-rskola
#5
Peter Nolskog, Bo Svenungsson, Cecilia Jernberg
New regulations concerning EHEC/VTEC Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is the most severe complication to an infection with EHEC (enterohemorrhagic E. coli), also called VTEC (verocytotoxin-producing E. coli). Risk of severe complications such as HUS is an important reason why the Swedish Communicable Diseases Act (Smittskyddslag. 2004:168) includes infection with EHEC. With very few exceptions, only EHEC with the stx2 gene is associated with HUS. According to the law, persons working with unpackaged foods, infants or severely immunocompromised patients, and children attending preschool can be suspended awaiting negative test results for EHEC...
July 12, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682564/-complement-factor-b-mutation-in-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-rare-cause-of-rare-disease
#6
Luca Visconti, Valeria Cernaro, Gianluigi Ardissino, Martina Sgarbanti, Domenico Ferrara, Giuseppe Visconti, Domenico Santoro, Michele Buemi
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare disease characterized by microangiopathic hemolysis, platelet consumption and multiple organ failure with predominant renal involvement. In the most of cases (85-90%), it is associated with enteric infection due to Shiga-toxin or verocytotoxin (STEC-VTEC)-producer Escherichia coli. Rarely, in about 10-15% of cases, HUS develops in the presence of a disorder of alternative complement pathway regulation and it is defined atypical (aHUS). We describe the case of a 65-year-old man who came to our attention with a clinical presentation of aHUS and a clinical course characterized by rapidly progressive acute renal failure (ARF), which required renal replacement treatments, and by a stable clinical picture of hematological impairment as a marker of a non-severe and self-limiting form...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672173/prevalence-of-verocytotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-raw-beef-in-southern-italy
#7
Gaia Nobili, Ilenia Franconieri, Gianfranco La Bella, Maria Grazia Basanisi, Giovanna La Salandra
Verocytotoxin (VT)-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) are a significant foodborne public health hazard, where most human infections are associated with six serogroups (O157, O26, O103, O145, O111 and O104). VTEC was the fourth most commonly reported zoonosis in the EU in 2015, with 5901 confirmed human cases. Ruminant animals, including cattle, are a major reservoir of VTEC. The consumption of VTEC-contaminated animal-derived foodstuffs, especially undercooked ground beef, is an important transmission route...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594800/-results-of-administering-oral-anticoagulants-for-treatment-of-patients-with-venous-thromboembolic-complications
#8
B S Sukovatykh, A V Sereditskiĭ, V F Muradian, L N Belikov, A M Azarov, O F Gerasimova
The objective of the study was to compare safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban and dabigatran with warfarin in treatment of patients with acute venous thromboembolic complications (VTEC). The authors analysed the results of examining and treating a total of 95 patients presenting with VTEC and randomly divided into three groups. In all groups the initial anticoagulant therapy consisted in unfractionated heparin administered for 5 days, after which the patients followed by switching were switched to a 6-month course of treatment with oral anticoagulants...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438393/use-of-the-entericbio-gastro-panel-ii-in-a-diagnostic-microbiology-laboratory-challenges-and-opportunities
#9
Gary McAuliffe, Liselle Bissessor, Deborah Williamson, Sharon Moore, Janet Wilson, Muriel Dufour, Susan Taylor, Arlo Upton
We sought to verify the performance of the EntericBio real-time Gastro Panel 2 (GP2; Serosep, Ireland) assay targeting Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, verotoxin producing E. coli (VTEC), Giardia, and Cryptosporidium in a high-throughput diagnostic laboratory. Following a technical verification period where 237 faecal samples were tested in parallel, guided culture and discrepancy analysis were performed. A total of 13,223 faecal samples were screened by the GP2 assay. During technical verification, sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive value of the GP2 assay compared with conventional methods were 100% (83-100%), 98% (96...
June 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425902/evidence-for-the-benefits-of-food-chain-interventions-on-e-coli-0157-h7-nm-prevalence-in-retail-ground-beef-and-human-disease-incidence-a-success-story
#10
Frank Pollari, Tanya Christidis, Katarina D M Pintar, Andrea Nesbitt, Jeff Farber, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Alex Gill, Penelope Kirsch, Roger P Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Human infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7/NM has historically been associated with consumption of undercooked ground beef. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the correlation of the decline in E. coli O157:H7/NM infections in Canada with the introduction of control efforts in ground beef by industry. METHODS: The human incidence of E. coli O157:H7/NM, prevalence in ground beef and interventions from 1996 to 2014 were analyzed. Pathogen prevalence data were obtained from federal government and industry surveillance and inspection/compliance programs...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383058/project-loon-based-augmentation-for-global-ionospheric-modeling-over-southern-hemisphere
#11
Cheng Wang, Chuang Shi, Hongping Zhang
Global ionospheric products of vertical total electron content (VTEC) derived from GNSS measurements may have low accuracy over oceans and southern latitudes where there are not rich observations. Project Loon provides a great opportunity to enhance the measurements over those areas. In this contribution, a simulation of Project Loon based augmentation for global ionospheric modeling is performed by using the international reference ionosphere (IRI) which could simulate VTEC measurements for the balloons. The performance of the enhanced method based on simulation of Project Loon is investigated by comparing with VTEC maps from Ionosphere Associate Analysis Centers (IAACs) as well as IGS final GIMs...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377761/changes-in-gene-transcription-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide-treatment-of-verotoxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-non-o157-serotypes-on-romaine-lettuce
#12
Gui-Ying Mei, Joshua Tang, Susan Bach, Magdalena Kostrzynska
Disease outbreaks of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157:H7 and non-O157 serotypes associated with leafy green vegetables are becoming a growing concern. A better understanding of the behavior of VTEC, particularly non-O157 serotypes, on lettuce under stress conditions is necessary for designing more effective control strategies. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) can be used as a sanitizer to reduce the microbial load in leafy green vegetables, particularly in fresh produce destined for the organic market...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273814/a-unified-model-for-bds-wide-area-and-local-area-augmentation-positioning-based-on-raw-observations
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Rui Tu, Rui Zhang, Cuixian Lu, Pengfei Zhang, Jinhai Liu, Xiaochun Lu
In this study, a unified model for BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) wide area and local area augmentation positioning based on raw observations has been proposed. Applying this model, both the Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service can be realized by performing different corrections at the user end. This algorithm was assessed and validated with the BDS data collected at four regional stations from Day of Year (DOY) 080 to 083 of 2016. When the users are located within the local reference network, the fast and high precision RTK service can be achieved using the regional observation corrections, revealing a convergence time of about several seconds and a precision of about 2-3 cm...
March 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241895/a-10-year-analysis-of-vtec-microbiological-clearance-times-in-the-under-six-population-of-the-midlands-ireland
#14
A Collins, U B Fallon, M Cosgrove, G Meagher, C Ni Shuileabhan
Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) is a significant problem in the under-six population in the Midlands, Ireland. VTEC spreads by person-to-person transmission and children attending childcare facilities are excluded until they achieve two consecutive negative stool samples. This report analyses 10 years data on the number of days children under the age of six take to microbiologically clear VTEC. We identified from our data that the median clearance time for VTEC was 39 days, interquartile range (IQR) 27-56 days, maximum clearance time 283 days...
June 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222719/descriptive-study-of-enteric-zoonoses-in-ontario-canada-from-2010-2012
#15
Yvonne Whitfield, Karen Johnson, Leigh Hobbs, Dean Middleton, Badal Dhar, Linda Vrbova
BACKGROUND: Contact with animals and their environment has long been recognized as an important source of enteric zoonoses. However, there are limited data available on the burden of illness associated with specific types of animals in Canada. This study describes the overall burden of enteric zoonoses in Ontario, Canada from 2010 to 2012. METHODS: Confirmed cases of seven enteric zoonotic diseases (campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, listeriosis, salmonellosis, verotoxin-producing E...
February 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006653/evaluation-of-molecular-typing-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-european-reference-laboratories-from-2012-to-2013
#16
Susanne Schjørring, Taina Niskanen, Mia Torpdahl, Jonas T Björkman, Eva Møller Nielsen
In 2012, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) initiated external quality assessment (EQA) schemes for molecular typing including the National Public Health Reference Laboratories in Europe. The overall aim for these EQA schemes was to enhance the European surveillance of food-borne pathogens by evaluating and improving the quality and comparability of molecular typing. The EQAs were organised by Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and included Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica, verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) and Listeria monocytogenes...
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992094/a-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-method-for-rapid-direct-detection-and-differentiation-of-nonpathogenic-and-verocytotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-in-beef-and-bovine-faeces
#17
A Ch Stratakos, M Linton, S Millington, I R Grant
AIM: To develop a multiplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay capable of quantifying Escherichia coli and differentiating verocytotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC). METHODS AND RESULTS: Primer sets were selected to amplify the phoA gene (all E. coli strains) and stx1 and/or stx2 genes (VTEC strains only). LAMP calibration curves demonstrated good quantification capability compared with conventional culture. The limits of detection 50% (LOD50 ) of the multiplex LAMP assay were 2·8 (95% CI 2·4-3·3), 3·2 (95% CI 2·5-3·9) and 2·8-3·2 (95% CI 2·1-3·5) log CFU per g for the phoA, stx1 and stx2 genes, respectively...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914959/virulence-traits-and-different-nle-profiles-in-cattle-and-human-verotoxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-strains-from-argentina
#18
Juliana González, Andrea Mariel Sanso, Jimena Soledad Cadona, Ana Victoria Bustamante
Verotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC) O157:H7 is the dominant serotype isolated from patients with HUS and, Argentina has the highest rate of HUS in the world. Molecular typing had allowed to identify subpopulations related to the origin and virulence of O157:H7 strains. Our aim was to perform a genetic characterization of 43 O157:H7 strains isolated in Argentine mostly from cattle and humans in order to establish the potential public health risk. For it, we used a combination of molecular subtyping methods in order to identify clade 8_rhsA (C3468G), LSPA-6 and virulence profiles and, a cytotoxicity assay on Vero cell...
January 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837411/first-study-on-characterization-of-virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-verotoxigenic-and-enterotoxigenic-e-coli-isolated-from-raw-milk-and-unpasteurized-traditional-cheeses-in-romania
#19
Alexandra Tabaran, Marian Mihaiu, Flaviu Tăbăran, Liora Colobatiu, Oana Reget, Mihai Marian Borzan, Sorin Daniel Dan
The study focused on the incidence of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) and verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) in raw milk and traditional dairy cheeses marketed in Romania, characterizing the virulence and antibiotic resistance genes of these isolates. One hundred and twenty samples of raw milk and 80 samples of unpasteurized telemy cheese were collected and cultured according to the international standard protocol. All the characteristic E. coli cultures were analyzed for the presence of STa, STb, LT, stx1, and stx2 toxicity genes...
March 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651685/genotypic-study-of-verocytotoxic-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-deer-by-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction
#20
Raghavendra Prasad Mishra, Udit Jain, Rakesh Kumar Singh
AIM: This study was planned to study the genotypes of verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) in fecal samples of deer due to its public health significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 160 fecal samples of deer were taken from Mathura district and Kanpur Zoo and screened for VTEC genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RESULTS: All fecal samples were positive for E. coli. All the E. coli isolates were screened by PCR to detect virulence genes stx1 , stx2 , eaeA, and hlyA...
August 2016: Veterinary World
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