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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722575/household-and-individual-risk-factors-for-cholera-among-cholera-vaccine-recipients-in-rural-haiti
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Wilfredo R Matias, Jessica E Teng, Isabelle J Hilaire, Jason B Harris, Molly F Franke, Louise C Ivers
Oral cholera vaccination was used as part of cholera control in Haiti, but the vaccine does not provide complete protection. We conducted secondary data analyses of a vaccine effectiveness study in Haiti to evaluate risk factors for cholera among cholera vaccine recipients. Individuals vaccinated against cholera that presented with acute watery diarrhea and had a stool sample positive for Vibrio cholerae O1 were included as cases. Up to four vaccinated individuals who did not present for treatment of diarrhea were included as controls for each case, and matched by location of residence, enrollment time, and age...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720083/a-prolonged-community-wide-cholera-outbreak-associated-with-drinking-water-contaminated-by-sewage-in-kasese-district-western-uganda
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Benon Kwesiga, Gerald Pande, Alex Riolexus Ario, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Joseph K B Matovu, Bao-Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: In May 2015, a cholera outbreak that had lasted 3 months and infected over 100 people was reported in Kasese District, Uganda, where multiple cholera outbreaks had occurred previously. We conducted an investigation to identify the mode of transmission to guide control measures. METHODS: We defined a suspected case as onset of acute watery diarrhoea from 1 February 2015 onwards in a Kasese resident. A confirmed case was a suspected case with Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor, serotype Inaba cultured from a stool sample...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719281/risk-factors-for-household-transmission-of-vibrio-cholerae-in-dhaka-bangladesh-chobi7-trial
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Vanessa Burrowes, Jamie Perin, Shirajum Monira, David A Sack, Mahamud-Ur Rashid, Toslim Mahamud, Zillur Rahman, Munshi Mustafiz, Sazzadul I Bhuyian, Farzana Begum, Fatema Zohura, Shwapon Biswas, Tahmina Parvin, Tasdik Hasan, Xiaotong Zhang, Bradley R Sack, K M Saif-Ur-Rahman, Munirul Alam, Christine Marie George
AbstractHousehold contacts of cholera patients are at a 100 times higher risk of a Vibrio cholerae infection than the general population. To examine risk factors for V. cholerae infections and investigate intervention strategies among this population, we followed household contacts of cholera patients for the 1-week high-risk period after the index patient obtained care. This study was nested within a randomized controlled trial of the Cholera-Hospital-Based-Intervention-for-7-days (CHoBI7), a handwashing with soap and water treatment intervention in Dhaka, Bangladesh...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716138/prevalence-of-enteric-infections-among-hospitalized-patients-in-two-referral-hospitals-in-ghana
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R Akuffo, G Armah, M Clemens, K C Kronmann, A H Jones, P Agbenohevi, K Sagoe, N Puplampu, N Talla Nzussouo, W Ampofo, K Koram, C Duplessis, E Dueger
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Africa and Ghana in particular, it is estimated to contribute directly to 19 and 25% of pediatric mortality among children under 5 years, respectively. METHODS: Surveillance for hospitalized acute diarrheal illness was initiated in November 2010 through October 2012 in a referral hospital in southern Ghana, and a teaching hospital in northern Ghana. Consenting hospitalized patients who met a standardized case definition for acute diarrheal illness provided demographic and epidemiologic data...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713514/detection-of-eight-foodborne-bacterial-pathogens-by-oligonucleotide-array-hybridization
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Zohreh Nasrabadi, Reza Ranjbar, Fatemeh Poorali, Meysam Sarshar
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous and rapid detection of multiple foodborne bacterial pathogens is important for the prevention of foodborne illnesses. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of 16S rDNA and 23S rDNA sequences as targets for simultaneous detection of eight foodborne bacterial pathogens. METHODS: Nineteen bacterial oligonucleotide probes were synthesized and applied to nylon membranes. Digoxygenin labeled 16S rDNA and 23S rDNA from bacteria were amplified by PCR using universal primers, and the amplicons were hybridized to the membrane array...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712489/plant-made-virus-like-particles-bearing-influenza-hemagglutinin-ha-recapitulate-early-interactions-of-native-influenza-virions-with-human-monocytes-macrophages
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Alexander I Makarkov, Sabrina Chierzi, Stéphane Pillet, Keith K Murai, Nathalie Landry, Brian J Ward
INTRODUCTION: Plant-made virus-like particles (VLP) bearing influenza virus hemagglutinins (HA) are novel vaccine candidates that induce cross-reactive humoral and poly-functional T cell responses. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie this broad immunogenicity we studied early interactions of VLPs bearing either H1 (A/California/07/2009 (H1N1)) or H5 (A/Indonesia/05/2005 (H5N1)) with a human monocytoid cell line (U-937 cells) and human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) as model antigen-presenting cells (APC)...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712383/retrospective-genomic-analysis-of-vibrio-cholerae-o1-el-tor-strains-from-different-places-in-india-reveals-the-presence-of-ctxb-7-allele-found-in-haitian-isolates
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R DE, T Ramamurthy, B L Sarkar, A K Mukhopadhyay, G P Pazhani, S Sarkar, S Dutta, G B Nair
A total of 45 strains of Vibrio cholerae O1 isolated from 10 different places in India where they were associated with cases of cholera between the years 2007 and 2008 were examined by molecular methods. With the help of phenotypic and genotypic tests the strains were confirmed to be O1 El Tor biotype strains with classical ctxB gene. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis by double - mismatch amplification mutation assay PCR showed 16 of these strains carried the ctxB-7 allele reported in Haitian strains...
August 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707245/correlation-of-edge-truncation-with-antibacterial-activity-of-plate-like-anisotropic-silver-nanoparticles
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Divya Goyal, Gaganpreet Kaur, Rupinder Tewari, Rajesh Kumar
The effect of silver nanoparticle anisotropy on the antibacterial properties has been studied against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus, Vibrio cholerae, and Streptococcus pyogenes. Anisotropic silver nanoparticles have been synthesized by solvothermal process. The UV-visible absorption, X-ray diffraction, and TEM studies show the anisotropic nature of silver nanoparticles. The results demonstrate that the anisotropic silver nanoparticles undergo a shape-dependent interaction with the bacteria, and the nanoparticles with higher anisotropy exhibit the superior antibacterial activity...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703218/the-type-vi-secretion-system-sheath-assembles-at-the-end-distal-from-the-membrane-anchor
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Andrea Vettiger, Julius Winter, Lin Lin, Marek Basler
The bacterial Type VI secretion system (T6SS) delivers proteins into target cells using fast contraction of a long sheath anchored to the cell envelope and wrapped around an inner Hcp tube associated with the secreted proteins. Mechanisms of sheath assembly and length regulation are unclear. Here we study these processes using spheroplasts formed from ampicillin-treated Vibrio cholerae. We show that spheroplasts secrete Hcp and deliver T6SS substrates into neighbouring cells. Imaging of sheath dynamics shows that the sheath length correlates with the diameter of spheroplasts and may reach up to several micrometres...
July 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701756/seed-metabolome-analysis-of-a-transgenic-rice-line-expressing-cholera-toxin-b-subunit
#10
Takumi Ogawa, Koji Kashima, Yoshikazu Yuki, Mio Mejima, Shiho Kurokawa, Masaharu Kuroda, Atsushi Okazawa, Hiroshi Kiyono, Daisaku Ohta
Plant-based human vaccines have been actively developed in recent years, and rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the best candidate crops for their production and delivery. By expressing a modified cholera toxin B (CTB) subunit, we previously developed MucoRice-CTB, a rice-based vaccine against cholera, which is caused by infection of the intestine with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. MucoRice-CTB lines have been extensively characterized by whole-genome sequencing and proteome analyses to evaluate the mutation profiles and proteome status, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700707/environmental-bacteriophages-active-on-biofilms-and-planktonic-forms-of-toxigenic-vibrio-cholerae-potential-relevance-in-cholera-epidemiology
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Iftekhar Bin Naser, M Mozammel Hoque, Ahmed Abdullah, S M Nayeemul Bari, Amar N Ghosh, Shah M Faruque
METHODS: Phages isolated from environmental waters in Bangladesh were tested for their host specificity towards V. cholerae O1 and O139, and the ability to disperse V. cholerae biofilms formed in the laboratory. Representative phages were further characterized by electron microscopy and whole genome sequencing. Selected phages were then introduced in various combinations to biofilms of toxigenic V. cholerae added to samples of river water, and the dispersion of biofilms as well as the growth kinetics of V...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698913/antibacterial-and-antioxidant-constituents-of-extracts-of-endophytic-fungi-isolated-from-ocimum-basilicum-var-thyrsiflora-leaves
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Piyamas Atiphasaworn, Sakon Monggoot, Eleni Gentekaki, Siraprapa Brooks, Patcharee Pripdeevech
Fourteen fungal endophytes were isolated from the Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora leaves collected from Northern Thailand. Eight genera were identified including Aspergillus, Ascochyta, Nigrospora, Blastomyces, Colletotrichum, Exidia, Clitopilus, and Nomuraea. The antibacterial activity of crude extracts from all endophytic fungi was tested against nine human bacterial pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio cholerae, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus...
July 12, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698162/galleria-mellonella-is-low-cost-and-suitable-surrogate-host-for-studying-virulence-of-human-pathogenic-vibrio-cholerae
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Habib Bokhari, Amjad Ali, Zobia Noreen, Nicholas Thomson, Brendan W Wren
Vibrio cholerae causes a severe diarrheal disease affecting millions of people worldwide, particularly in low income countries. V. cholerae successfully persist in aquatic environment and its pathogenic strains results in sever enteric disease in humans. This dual life style contributes towards its better survival and persistence inside host gut and in the environment. Alternative animal replacement models are of great value in studying host-pathogen interaction and for quick screening of various pathogenic strains...
July 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696147/effects-of-desiccation-practices-of-cultured-atlantic-oysters-crassostrea-virginica-on-vibrio-spp-in-portersville-bay-alabama-usa
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Stephanie M Grodeska, Jessica L Jones, Covadonga R Arias, William C Walton
The expansion of off-bottom aquaculture to the Gulf of Mexico has raised public health concerns for human health officials. High temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are associated with high levels of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus. Routine desiccation practices associated with off-bottom aquaculture expose oysters to ambient air, allowing Vibrio spp. to proliferate in the closed oyster. Currently, there is limited research on the length of time needed for Vibrio spp. levels in desiccated oysters to return to background levels, defined as the levels found in oysters that remain continually submersed and not exposed to ambient air...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690319/interbacterial-predation-as-a-strategy-for-dna-acquisition-in-naturally-competent-bacteria
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Jan-Willem Veening, Melanie Blokesch
Natural competence enables bacteria to take up exogenous DNA. The evolutionary function of natural competence remains controversial, as imported DNA can act as a source of substrates or can be integrated into the genome. Exogenous homologous DNA can also be used for genome repair. In this Opinion article, we propose that predation of non-related neighbouring bacteria coupled with competence regulation might function as an active strategy for DNA acquisition. Competence-dependent kin-discriminated killing has been observed in the unrelated bacteria Vibrio cholerae and Streptococcus pneumoniae...
July 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686591/the-contribution-of-two-isozymes-to-the-pyruvate-kinase-activity-of-vibrio-cholerae-one-k-dependent-constitutively-active-and-another-k-independent-with-essential-allosteric-activation
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Carlos Guerrero-Mendiola, José J García-Trejo, Rusely Encalada, Emma Saavedra, Leticia Ramírez-Silva
In a previous phylogenetic study of the family of pyruvate kinase EC (2.7.1.40), a cluster with Glu117 and another with Lys117 were found (numbered according to the rabbit muscle enzyme). The sequences with Glu117 have been found to be K+-dependent, whereas those with Lys117 were K+-independent. Interestingly, only γ-proteobacteria exhibit sequences in both branches of the tree. In this context, it was explored whether these phylogenetically distinct pyruvate kinases were both expressed and contribute to the pyruvate kinase activity in Vibrio cholerae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683122/the-nucleoid-occlusion-protein-slma-is-a-direct-transcriptional-activator-of-chitobiose-utilization-in-vibrio-cholerae
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Catherine A Klancher, Chelsea A Hayes, Ankur B Dalia
Chitin utilization by the cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae is required for its persistence and evolution via horizontal gene transfer in the marine environment. Genes involved in the uptake and catabolism of the chitin disaccharide chitobiose are encoded by the chb operon. The orphan sensor kinase ChiS is critical for regulation of this locus, however, the mechanisms downstream of ChiS activation that result in expression of the chb operon are poorly understood. Using an unbiased transposon mutant screen, we uncover that the nucleoid occlusion protein SlmA is a regulator of the chb operon...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682624/characterisation-of-the-escherichia-coli-concentrative-nucleoside-transporter-nupc-using-computational-biochemical-and-biophysical-methods
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Lijie Sun, Hao Xie, Jean C Ingram, Ryan J Hope, Stephen A Baldwin, Simon G Patching
The concentrative nucleoside transporter (CNT) family of proteins mediate uptake of nucleosides into cells driven by a cation gradient, which then enter salvage pathways for nucleic acid synthesis. In humans they also transport hydrophilic anti-cancer and anti-viral nucleoside analogue drugs into cells and tissues where they exert their pharmacological effects. Escherichia coli CNT NupC (400 residues) is pyrimidine-specific and driven by a proton gradient. We have used computational, biochemical and biophysical methods to characterise evolutionary relationships, conservation of residues, structural domains, transmembrane helices and residues involved in nucleoside binding and/or transport activity in NupC compared with sodium-driven Vibrio cholerae CNT (vcCNT) and human CNTs (hCNT1-3)...
July 6, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677232/virulence-associated-factors-in-vibrio-cholerae-non-o1-non-o139-and-v-%C3%A2-mimicus-strains-isolated-in-ornamental-fish-species
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V Zago, M Zambon, M Civettini, O Zaltum, A Manfrin
During recent decades, ornamental fish have proven to be one of the fastest growing categories of pets in Europe. In this framework, we evaluated both the potential pathogenic and zoonotic risks caused by 53 Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 and a Vibrio mimicus strain isolated from ornamental fish species mostly originating from South-East Asia countries between 2000 and 2015 in Italy. All the strains were firstly identified at species level by biochemical, phylogenetic and mass spectrometry (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight) methods, and then studied to reveal the presence of the main virulence and colonization-associated factors, as ctxA, ace, zot, stn/sto, toxR, rtxA, hlyA and tcpA by multiplex and single endpoint PCR assays...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674316/vibrio-cholerae-o1-ogawa-strains-carrying-the-ctxb7-allele-caused-large-cholera-outbreak-during-2014-in-the-tribal-areas-of-odisha-india
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Bibhuti Bhusan Pal, Hemant Kumar Khuntia, Smruti Ranjan Nayak, Anima Mohanty, Bhagyalaxmi Biswal
The large outbreak of cholera reported during July to Sept, 2014 in Narla block of Kalahandi district was investigated to find out the causative organism. The rectal swabs collected from diarrhoea patients and environmental water samples were sub-cultured following standard techniques. The causative organism was V.cholerae O1 Ogawa biotype El Tor while DMAMA-PCR assay confirmed that all strains were ctxB7 of Haitian variants V.cholerae O1. The water samples were negative for V. cholerae .The V.cholerae O1 strains were sensitive to tetracycline, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, doxycycline, azithromycin,; but were resistant to erythromycin, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, furazolidone, neomycine, cotrimoxazole, nalidixic acid and ampicilin...
July 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
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