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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781799/an-outbreak-of-a-rare-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-serotype-o117-h7-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Kate S Baker, Timothy J Dallman, Nicholas R Thomson, Claire Jenkins
Sexually transmissible enteric infections (STEIs) are commonly associated with transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM). In the past decade, the UK has experienced multiple parallel STEI emergences in MSM caused by a range of bacterial species of the genus Shigella, and an outbreak of an uncommon serotype (O117 : H7) of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Here, we used microbial genomics on 6 outbreak and 30 sporadic STEC O117 : H7 isolates to explore the origins and pathogenic drivers of the STEC O117 : H7 emergence in MSM...
May 21, 2018: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774464/eculizumab-in-stec-hus-need-for-a-proper-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Sebastian Loos, Jun Oh, Markus J Kemper
Hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC-HUS) is often associated with a severe morbidity including neurological involvement and a mortality of 1-5%. Although STEC-HUS is often self-limited, improvement of treatment strategies is needed for cases with complications and, among others, plasma exchange/plasmapheresis and use of antibiotics have been advocated. With the availability of the complement blocker eculizumab, now a standard treatment of atypical HUS, several series have addressed its use in STEC-HUS, with variable response; randomized controlled trials are lacking...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774430/clathrin-independent-endocytosis-an-increasing-degree-of-complexity
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Kirsten Sandvig, Simona Kavaliauskiene, Tore Skotland
This article aims at providing an update on the complexity of clathrin-independent endocytosis. It is now almost 30 years since we first wrote a review about its existence; at that time many people believed that with the exception of macropinocytosis, which will only be briefly mentioned in this review, all uptake could be accounted for by clathrin-dependent endocytosis. Now it is generally accepted that there are different clathrin-independent mechanisms, some of them regulated by ligands and membrane lipid composition...
May 17, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770083/an-outbreak-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o121-infections-associated-with-flour-canada-2016-2017-%C3%A2
#4
V Morton, J M Cheng, D Sharma, A Kearney
As of May 23, 2017, 29 cases of a new Escherichia coli O121 infection have been identified in six provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan) linked with the consumption of uncooked flour. One additional case was identified in a U.S. resident who traveled to Canada during the exposure period. Patients' ages ranged from 2-79 years (median = 23.5 years) and 50% were female. Eight patients were hospitalized, and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. Because of the recent emergence of E...
July 6, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770061/canadian-public-health-laboratory-network-position-statement-non-culture-based-diagnostics-for-gastroenteritis-and-implications-for-public-health-investigations
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B Berenger, L Chui, A R Reimer, V Allen, D Alexander, M-C Domingo, D Haldane, L Hoang, P Levett, A MacKeen, D Marcino, C Sheitoyan-Pesant, G Zahariadis
As clinical laboratories transition to using culture-independent detection test (CIDT) panels for cases of acute gastroenteritis, culture of clinical specimens is becoming less common. The reduction in bacterial cultures available for public health activities is expected to hinder surveillance and outbreak response by public health laboratories at the local, provincial, national and international levels. These recommendations are intended to serve as guidelines for the implementation of CIDT panels in frontline laboratories in Canada...
December 7, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768958/bevacizumab-induced-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-treatment-with-eculizumab
#6
Anusha Vakiti, Daulath Singh, Ravi Pilla, Muhamad A Moustafa, Kelly W Fitzpatrick
Bevacizumab (Avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody used for the management of various solid malignancies including colorectal, lung, brain, renal, and ovarian cancers as well as age-related macular degeneration of the eye. It is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor which exhibits its action by blocking the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tissue. Common side effects include hypertension, fatigue, headaches, and increased risk of infections. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a serious side effect associated with bevacizumab due to its anti-angiogenic effect...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765909/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-infection-in-j%C3%A3-nk%C3%A3-ping-county-sweden-occurrence-and-molecular-characteristics-in-correlation-with-clinical-symptoms-and-duration-of-stx-shedding
#7
Xiangning Bai, Sara Mernelius, Cecilia Jernberg, Ing-Marie Einemo, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Sture Löfgren, Andreas Matussek
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause bloody diarrhea (BD), hemorrhagic colitis (HC), and even hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). In Nordic countries, STEC are widely spread and usually associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and HUS. The objective of this study was to investigate the occurrence of STEC in Swedish patients over 10 years of age from 2003 through 2015, and to analyze the correlation of critical STEC virulence factors with clinical symptoms and duration of stx shedding. Diarrheal stool samples were screened for presence of stx by real-time PCR...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757011/thermal-inactivation-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-ground-beef-with-varying-fat-content
#8
Jagpinder S Brar, Jolena N Waddell, Matthew Bailey, Sydney Corkran, Carmen Velasquez, Vijay K Juneja, Manpreet Singh
Decimal reduction time ( D-value) was calculated for six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in a laboratory medium and ground beef. For the laboratory medium, an overnight culture of each strain of STEC was divided into 10-mL sample bags and heated in a water bath for a specific time on the basis of the temperatures. Survival curves were generated by plotting the surviving bacterial population against time, and a linear-log primary model was used to estimate the D-values from survival curves...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752274/molecular-epidemiology-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-on-new-zealand-dairy-farms-application-of-a-culture-independent-assay-and-whole-genome-sequencing
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A Springer Browne, Anne C Midwinter, Helen Withers, Adrian L Cookson, Patrick J Biggs, Jonathan C Marshall, Jackie Benschop, Steve Hathaway, Neville A Haack, Rukhshana N Akhter, Nigel P French
New Zealand has a relatively high incidence of human cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), with 8.9 STEC cases per 100,000 people reported in 2016. Previous research showed living near cattle and contact with cattle feces as significant risk factors for STEC infections in humans in New Zealand, but infection was not linked to food-associated factors. During the 2014 spring calving season, a random stratified cross-sectional study of dairy farms (n=102) in six regions across New Zealand assessed the prevalence of the 'Top 7' STEC (serogroups O157, O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145) in young calves (n=1,508) using a culture-independent diagnostic test (PCR/MALDI-TOF)...
May 11, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748405/high-quality-whole-genome-sequences-for-77-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-generated-with-pacbio-sequencing
#10
Pooja N Patel, Rebecca L Lindsey, Lisley Garcia-Toledo, Lori A Rowe, Dhwani Batra, Samuel W Whitley, Daniel Drapeau, Devon Stoneburg, Haley Martin, Phalasy Juieng, Vladimir N Loparev, Nancy Strockbine
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an enteric foodborne pathogen that can cause mild to severe illness. Here, we report the availability of high-quality whole-genome sequences for 77 STEC strains generated using the PacBio sequencing platform.
May 10, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746832/bacteriophage-transcription-factor-cro-regulates-virulence-gene-expression-in-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli
#11
Juan D Hernandez-Doria, Vanessa Sperandio
Bacteriophage-encoded genetic elements control bacterial biological functions. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains harbor lambda-phages encoding the Shiga-toxin (Stx), which is expressed during the phage lytic cycle and associated with exacerbated disease. Phages also reside dormant within bacterial chromosomes through their lysogenic cycle, but how this impacts EHEC virulence remains unknown. We find that during lysogeny the phage transcription factor Cro activates the EHEC type III secretion system (T3SS)...
May 9, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745302/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-o157-outbreak-associated-with-likely-transmission-in-an-inflatable-home-paddling-pool-in-england-june-2017
#12
Mtr Pereboom, D Todkill, E Knapper, C Jenkins, J Hawker, N Coetzee
In June 2017, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infection with phage type 21/28 and identical genotypic profiles involving three children from Staffordshire was reported. Two cases developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). Person-to-person transmission via a shared inflatable home paddling pool was the most likely route of infection, following contamination by the first case. The source of infection in the first case was not identified. We recommend that individuals experiencing gastroenteritis should not bathe in paddling pools and that water should be changed at frequent intervals throughout the day to minimise the spread of infection...
May 1, 2018: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741151/national-outbreak-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-linked-to-mixed-salad-leaves-united-kingdom-2016
#13
Maya Gobin, Jeremy Hawker, Paul Cleary, Thomas Inns, Daniel Gardiner, Amy Mikhail, Jacquelyn McCormick, Richard Elson, Derren Ready, Tim Dallman, Iain Roddick, Ian Hall, Caroline Willis, Paul Crook, Gauri Godbole, Drazenka Tubin-Delic, Isabel Oliver
We investigated a large outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 in the United Kingdom (UK) with 165 cases between 31 May and 29 July 2016. No linked cases were reported in other countries. Cases were predominately female (n = 128) and adult (n = 150), 66 attended hospital and nine had features of haemorrhagic uraemic syndrome. A series of epidemiological studies (case-control, case-case, ingredients-based and venue-based studies) and supply chain investigations implicated mixed salad leaves from Supplier A as the likely outbreak vehicle...
May 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738574/prevalence-and-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-the-upper-oconee-watershed-in-northeast-georgia
#14
Sohyun Cho, Lari M Hiott, John B Barrett, Elizabeth A McMillan, Sandra L House, Shaheen B Humayoun, Eric S Adams, Charlene R Jackson, Jonathan G Frye
Surface waters are important sources of water for drinking, industrial, agricultural, and recreational uses; hence, contamination of water by fecal, pathogenic, or antimicrobial resistant (AR) bacteria is a major environmental and public health concern. However, very little data is available on prevalence of these bacteria in surface water throughout a watershed. This study aimed to characterize Escherichia coli present in the Upper Oconee Watershed, a mixed-use watershed in Athens, GA, USA for potential pathogenicity and AR...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735067/survival-and-interaction-of-escherichia-coli-o104-h4-on-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-lettuce-lactuca-sativa-in-comparison-to-e-coli-o157-h7-influence-of-plant-defense-response-and-bacterial-capsular-polysaccharide
#15
Hyein Jang, Karl R Matthews
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) has been associated with illnesses and outbreaks linked to fresh vegetables, prompting a growing public health concern. Most studies regarding interactions of STEC on fresh produce focused on E. coli O157:H7. Limited information is available about survival or fitness of E. coli O104:H4, non-O157 pathogen that was linked to one of the largest outbreaks of hemolytic uremic syndrome in 2011. In this study, survival of E. coli O104:H4 was evaluated on Arabidopsis thaliana plant and lettuce for 5 days compared with E...
June 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724271/evaluation-of-a-multiplex-pcr-for-detection-of-the-top-seven-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-serogroups-in-ready-to-eat-meats-fruits-and-vegetables
#16
Anli Gao, Jennifer Fishcher-Jenssen, Colin Cooper, Honghong Li, Jiping Li, Shu Chen, Perry Martos
Background : Ready-to-eat (RTE) meats, fruits, and vegetables contaminated by Shiga toxinproducing Escherichia coli (STEC) raise serious concerns because they are often consumed directly without further processing. Objective: To evaluate a multiplex PCR for the detection of STEC across food categories. Methods: Samples (25 g) from seven RTE meat and nine fruit and vegetable matrices were inoculated with each of seven STEC (O157:H7, O26, O121, O145, O45, O103, O111) strains targeting 10 CFU/25 g, enriched in 225 mL of modified tryptone soya broth (mTSB), and tested by a multiplex real-time PCR for stx and eae genes, following U...
May 3, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712985/identification-and-pathogenomic-analysis-of-an-escherichia-coli-strain-producing-a-novel-shiga-toxin-2-subtype
#17
Xiangning Bai, Shanshan Fu, Ji Zhang, Ruyue Fan, Yanmei Xu, Hui Sun, Xiaohua He, Jianguo Xu, Yanwen Xiong
Shiga toxin (Stx) is the key virulent factor in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). To date, three Stx1 subtypes and seven Stx2 subtypes have been described in E. coli, which differed in receptor preference and toxin potency. Here, we identified a novel Stx2 subtype designated Stx2h in E. coli strains isolated from wild marmots in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, China. Stx2h shares 91.9% nucleic acid sequence identity and 92.9% amino acid identity to the nearest Stx2 subtype. The expression of Stx2h in type strain STEC299 was inducible by mitomycin C, and culture supernatant from STEC299 was cytotoxic to Vero cells...
April 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710828/molecular-mechanisms-governing-hair-trigger-induction-of-shiga-toxin-encoding-prophages
#18
Dolonchapa Chakraborty, Eric Clark, Steven A Mauro, Gerald B Koudelka
Shiga toxin (Stx)-encoding E. coli (STEC) strains are responsible for sporadic outbreaks of food poisoning dating to 1982, when the first STEC strain, E. coli O157:H7, was isolated. Regardless of STEC serotype, the primary symptoms of STEC infections are caused by Stx that is synthesized from genes resident on lambdoid prophage present in STEC. Despite similar etiology, the severity of STEC-mediated disease varies by outbreak. However, it is unclear what modulates the severity of STEC-mediated disease. Stx production and release is controlled by lytic growth of the Stx-encoding bacteriophage, which in turn, is controlled by the phage repressor...
April 29, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708991/dna-microarray-based-assessment-of-virulence-potential-of-shiga-toxin-gene-carrying-escherichia-coli-o104-h7-isolated-from-feedlot-cattle-feces
#19
Pragathi B Shridhar, Isha R Patel, Jayanthi Gangiredla, Lance W Noll, Xiaorong Shi, Jianfa Bai, Christopher A Elkins, Nancy Strockbine, T G Nagaraja
Escherichia coli O104:H4, a hybrid pathotype reported in a large 2011 foodborne outbreak in Germany, has not been detected in cattle feces. However, cattle harbor and shed in the feces other O104 serotypes, particularly O104:H7, which has been associated with sporadic cases of diarrhea in humans. The objective of our study was to assess the virulence potential of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O104:H7 isolated from feces of feedlot cattle using DNA microarray. Six strains of STEC O104:H7 isolated from cattle feces were analyzed using FDA-E...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699703/where-are-we-with-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Teresa Cavero, Marina Alonso
Haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterised by microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia with acute kidney injury. It is currently classified into two main categories: Shiga-toxin producing E. coli-hemolytic uremic syndrome (STEC-HUS) and atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Endothelial cell damage is the common pathway in HUS to developing thrombotic microangiopathy. Atypical HUS includes primary, secondary and aHUS due to metabolic diseases. In the majority of aHUS cases, hyperactivity of the alternative complement pathway plays a central role...
April 23, 2018: Medicina Clínica
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