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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910264/vaccination-against-h9n2-avian-influenza-virus-reduces-bronchus-associated-lymphoid-tissue-formation-in-cynomolgus-macaques-after-intranasal-virus-challenge-infection
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Misako Nakayama, Hiroichi Ozaki, Yasushi Itoh, Kosuke Soda, Hirohito Ishigaki, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Yoshihiro Sakoda, Chun-Ho Park, Hideaki Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Kida, Kazumasa Ogasawara
H9N2 avian influenza virus causes sporadic human infection. Since humans do not possess acquired immunity specific to this virus, we examined the pathogenicity of an H9N2 virus isolated from a human and then analyzed protective effects of a vaccine in cynomolgus macaques. After intranasal challenge with A/Hong Kong/1073/1999 (H9N2) (HK1073) isolated from a human patient, viruses were isolated from nasal and tracheal swabs in unvaccinated macaques with mild fever and body weight loss. A formalin-inactivated H9N2 whole particle vaccine derived from our virus library was subcutaneously inoculated to macaques...
December 2016: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909821/previous-bloodstream-infections-due-to-other-pathogens-as-predictors-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteraemia-in-colonized-patients-results-from-a-retrospective-multicentre-study
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D R Giacobbe, V Del Bono, P Bruzzi, S Corcione, M Giannella, A Marchese, L Magnasco, A E Maraolo, N Pagani, C Saffioti, S Ambretti, C S Cardellino, E Coppo, F G De Rosa, P Viale, C Viscoli
INTRODUCTION: the purpose of this retrospective multicenter study was to assess whether the risk of developing bloodstream infections (BSI) due to carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) in colonized patients is influenced by the occurrence of BSI due to other pathogens. METHODS: from January 2012 to March 2014, all patients with at least one rectal swab positive for CRKP and at least 30 days of previous hospital stay were included in the study. The primary outcome measure was CRKP BSI, defined as a time-to-event endpoint...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909426/deconstructing-the-bat-skin-microbiome-influences-of-the-host-and-the-environment
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Christine V Avena, Laura Wegener Parfrey, Jonathan W Leff, Holly M Archer, Winifred F Frick, Kate E Langwig, A Marm Kilpatrick, Karen E Powers, Jeffrey T Foster, Valerie J McKenzie
Bats are geographically widespread and play an important role in many ecosystems, but relatively little is known about the ecology of their associated microbial communities and the role microbial taxa play in bat health, development, and evolution. Moreover, few vertebrate animal skin microbiomes have been comprehensively assessed, and thus characterizing the bat skin microbiome will yield valuable insight into the variability of vertebrate skin microbiomes as a whole. The recent emergence of the skin fungal disease white-nose syndrome highlights the potentially important role bat skin microbial communities could play in bat health...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908999/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-multiresistant-bovine-isolate-of-staphylococcus-lentus-from-tanzania
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Jeremiah Seni, Stephen E Mshana, Felician Msigwa, Mecky Matee, Humphrey Mazigo, Julian Parkhill, Mark A Holmes, Gavin K Paterson
We report here the draft genome sequence of a Staphylococcus lentus isolate, 050AP, collected in Tanzania from a swab of healthy bovine perineum. The draft genome sequence contained 2.72 Mbp and 2,750 coding sequences with a G+C content of 31.7%.
December 1, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907227/the-effectiveness-of-trace-dna-profiling-a-comparison-between-a-u-s-and-a-u-k-law-enforcement-jurisdiction
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John W Bond, Jocelyn R Weart
Recovery, profiling, and speculative searching of trace DNA (not attributable to a body fluid/cell type) over a twelve-month period in a U.S. Crime Laboratory and U.K. police force are compared. Results show greater numbers of U.S. firearm-related items submitted for analysis compared with the U.K., where greatest numbers were submitted from burglary or vehicle offenses. U.S. multiple recovery techniques (double swabbing) occurred mainly during laboratory examination, whereas the majority of U.K. multiple recovery techniques occurred at the scene...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907198/a-molecular-approach-applied-to-enteroviruses-surveillance-in-northern-taiwan-2008-2012
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Wan-Yu Chung, Pai-Shan Chiang, Shu-Ting Luo, Tzou-Yien Lin, Kuo-Chien Tsao, Min-Shi Lee
Traditional methods for detection and serotyping of enterovirus infections are virus isolation and immunofluorescence assay (VI-IFA), which are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Recently, VP1 gene has been targeted to develop a CODEHOP-based RT-PCR (VP1-CODEHOP) for the same purpose. In this study, we conducted a 5-year enterovirus surveillance comparing the VI-IFA and VP1-CODEHOP tests. Throat swabs were collected from 431 pediatric patients and 208(48%) and 250(58%) were tested positive by the VI-IFA and VP1-CODEHOP tests, respectively...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907156/increased-nasopharyngeal-density-and-concurrent-carriage-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-haemophilus-influenzae-and-moraxella-catarrhalis-are-associated-with-pneumonia-in-febrile-children
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Sopio Chochua, Valérie D'Acremont, Christiane Hanke, David Alfa, Joshua Shak, Mary Kilowoko, Esther Kyungu, Laurent Kaiser, Blaise Genton, Keith P Klugman, Jorge E Vidal
BACKGROUND: We assessed nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage of five pathogens in febrile children with and without acute respiratory infection (ARI) of the upper (URTI) or lower tract, attending health facilities in Tanzania. METHODS: NP swabs collected from children (N = 960) aged 2 months to 10 years, and with a temperature ≥38°C, were utilized to quantify bacterial density of S. pneumoniae (Sp), H. influenzae (Hi), M. catarrhalis (Mc), S. aureus (Sa), and N. meningitidis (Nm)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907129/meningococcal-carriage-in-military-recruits-and-university-students-during-the-pre-menb-vaccination-era-in-greece-2014-2015
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Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou, Konstantinos Kesanopoulos, Athanasia Xirogianni, Nektarios Marmaras, Anastasia Papandreou, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Maria Tsolia, Aftab Jasir, Georgina Tzanakaki
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to estimate the meningococcal carriage rate and to identify the genotypic characteristics of the strains isolated from healthy military recruits and university students in order to provide data that might increase our understanding on the epidemiology of meningococcus and obtain information which helps to evaluate the potential effects on control programs such as vaccination. METHODS: A total of 1420 oropharyngeal single swab samples were collected from military recruits and university students on voluntary basis, aged 18-26 years...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905621/-parechovirus-as-etiologic-agent-of-meningitis-and-or-sepsis-like-illness-in-infants
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Valentina Gutiérrez, Constanza Martínez-Valdebenito, Luisa Montecinos, Romina Alarcón, Constanza Gárate, Marcela Ferrés
INTRODUCTION: Human parechovirus (HPeV) belongs to the Picornaviridae family and has been described in viral meningoencephalitis and sepsis like illness in infants. Until now, 16 genotypes have been recognized, the most common are HPEV 1, 2 and 3; type 3 is most severe. AIMS: To estimate the frequency of HPEV etiology in viral meningoencephalitis and sepsis in infants and characterize clinical and molecular aspects of infection. METHODS: Between October 2013 and March 2015 we collected CSF samples, plasma, nasopharyngeal swabs and/or stools of patients younger than two years with suspected sepsis and/or viral meningitis...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904883/interactions-of-respiratory-viruses-and-the-nasal-microbiota-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-healthy-infants
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Insa Korten, Moana Mika, Shkipe Klenja, Elisabeth Kieninger, Ines Mack, Maria Teresa Barbani, Meri Gorgievski, Urs Frey, Markus Hilty, Philipp Latzin
Traditional culture techniques have shown that increased bacterial colonization is associated with viral colonization; however, the influence of viral colonization on the whole microbiota composition is less clear. We thus aimed to understand the interaction of viral infections and the nasal microbiota in early life to appraise their roles in disease development. Thirty-two healthy, unselected infants were included in this prospective longitudinal cohort study within the first year of life. Biweekly nasal swabs (n = 559) were taken, and the microbiota was analyzed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing, and 10 different viruses and 2 atypical bacteria were characterized by real-time PCR (combination of seven duplex samples)...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904880/microbial-community-patterns-associated-with-automated-teller-machine-keypads-in-new-york-city
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Holly M Bik, Julia M Maritz, Albert Luong, Hakdong Shin, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Jane M Carlton
In densely populated urban environments, the distribution of microbes and the drivers of microbial community assemblages are not well understood. In sprawling metropolitan habitats, the "urban microbiome" may represent a mix of human-associated and environmental taxa. Here we carried out a baseline study of automated teller machine (ATM) keypads in New York City (NYC). Our goal was to describe the biodiversity and biogeography of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in an urban setting while assessing the potential source of microbial assemblages on ATM keypads...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904520/a-diagnostic-one-step-real-time-reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-for-accurate-detection-of-influenza-virus-type-a
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Mohammad Amin Behzadi, Mazyar Ziyaeyan, Abdolvahab Alborzi
INTRODUCTION: Influenza A is known as a public health concern worldwide. In this study, a novel one-step real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rtRT-PCR) assay was designed and optimized for the detection of influenza A viruses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The primers and probe were designed based on the analysis of 90 matrix nucleotide sequence data of influenza type A subtypes from the GenBank database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904427/prevalence-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-enterobacteriaceae-on-hands-of-workers-in-halal-cattle-abattoirs-in-peninsular-malaysia
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Bahri Mohd Tamrin Shamsul, Muhammad Tukur Adamu, Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa, Siti Khairani-Bejo
BACKGROUND: Several occupational diseases of multiple origins are encountered among abattoir workers. Presence of indicator microorganisms (coliforms) on hands of workers can be used a gauge for hygienic practices. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to assess the prevalence of E.coli and enterobacteriaceae among Halal abattoir workers in some government halal abattoirs of Malaysia. A total of one hundred and sixty-five hand swab samples were collected from workers of Halal abattoirs in Malaysia...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903461/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-among-adults-hospitalized-with-influenza-like-illness-in-france
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Paul Loubet, Nezha Lenzi, Martine Valette, Vincent Foulongne, Anne Krivine, Nadhira Houhou, Gisele Lagathu, Sylvie Rogez, Sophie Alain, Xavier Duval, Florence Galtier, Deborah Postil, Pierre Tattevin, Philippe Vanhems, Fabrice Carrat, Bruno Lina, Odile Launay
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze characteristics and outcome of RSV infection in adults hospitalized with influenza-like illness (ILI). METHODS: Patients hospitalized with ILI were included in this prospective, multicenter study carried out in six French hospitals during three consecutive influenza seasons (2012-2015). RSV and other respiratory viruses were detected by multiplex PCR in nasopharyngeal swabs. Risk factors for RSV infection were identified by backward stepwise logistic regression analysis...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903273/a-novel-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-for-detecting-toxigenic-pasteurella-multocida-in-nasal-swabs-from-swine
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Simone Scherrer, Daniel Frei, Max Michael Wittenbrink
BACKGROUND: Progressive atrophic rhinitis (PAR) in pigs is caused by toxigenic Pasteurella multocida. In Switzerland, PAR is monitored by selective culture of nasal swabs and subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening of bacterial colonies for the P. multocida toxA gene. A panel of 203 nasal swabs from a recent PAR outbreak were used to evaluate a novel quantitative real-time PCR for toxigenic P. multocida in porcine nasal swabs. RESULTS: In comparison to the conventional PCR with a limit of detection of 100 genome equivalents per PCR reaction, the real-time PCR had a limit of detection of 10 genome equivalents...
December 1, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902646/macrolide-and-clindamycin-resistance-in-group-a-streptococci-isolated-from-children-with-pharyngitis
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Gregory P DeMuri, Alana K Sterkel, Phillip A Kubica, Megan N Duster, Kurt D Reed, Ellen R Wald
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for 15-30% of cases of acute pharyngitis in children. Macrolides such as azithromycin have become popular for treating GAS pharyngitis. We report macrolide resistance rates in a primary care setting in our geographic area over the past 5 years and discuss the implications of resistance in making treatment decisions. Throat swabs were collected from children with pharyngitis from May 2011 to May 2015 in a primary care setting in Madison, WI. Susceptibility testing was performed for erythromycin and clindamycin using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902394/validation-of-self-administered-nasal-swabs-and-postage-for-the-isolation-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Ewan Harrison, Nicholas S Gleadall, Xiaoliang Ba, John Danesh, Sharon J Peacock, Mark Holmes
Staphylococcus aureus carriers are at higher risk of S. aureus infection and are a reservoir for transmission to others. Detection of nasal S. aureus carriage is important for both targeted decolonisation and epidemiological studies. Self-administered nasal swabbing has been reported previously, but the impact of posting swabs prior to culture on S. aureus yield has not been investigated. A longitudinal cohort study was performed in which healthy volunteers were recruited, trained in the swabbing procedure, and asked to take weekly nasal swabs for 6 weeks (median: 3 weeks, range 1 to 6 weeks)...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901465/livestock-susceptibility-to-infection-with-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus
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Júlia Vergara-Alert, Judith M A van den Brand, W Widagdo, Marta Muñoz, Stalin Raj, Debby Schipper, David Solanes, Ivan Cordón, Albert Bensaid, Bart L Haagmans, Joaquim Segalés
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases continue to be reported, predominantly in Saudi Arabia and occasionally other countries. Although dromedaries are the main reservoir, other animal species might be susceptible to MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection and potentially serve as reservoirs. To determine whether other animals are potential reservoirs, we inoculated MERS-CoV into llamas, pigs, sheep, and horses and collected nasal and rectal swab samples at various times. The presence of MERS-CoV in the nose of pigs and llamas was confirmed by PCR, titration of infectious virus, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization; seroconversion was detected in animals of both species...
February 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899161/multiple-molecular-detection-of-respiratory-viruses-and-associated-signs-of-airway-inflammation-in-racehorses
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Nadia Doubli-Bounoua, Eric A Richard, Albertine Léon, Pierre-Hugues Pitel, Stéphane Pronost, Guillaume Fortier
BACKGROUND: The potential involvement of viruses in inflammatory airway disease (IAD) was previously investigated through either serology or PCR from nasopharyngeal swabs (NS). The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and incidence of viral genome detection by qPCR in the equine airways, and their association with respiratory clinical signs. METHODS: Both NS and tracheal washes (TW) were collected monthly on 52 Standardbred racehorses at training, over 27 consecutive months (581 samples)...
November 29, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898732/chemokine-levels-in-the-penile-coronal-sulcus-correlate-with-hiv-1-acquisition-and-are-reduced-by-male-circumcision-in-rakai-uganda
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Jessica L Prodger, Ronald H Gray, Brett Shannon, Kamnoosh Shahabi, Xiangrong Kong, Kate Grabowski, Godfrey Kigozi, Fred Nalugoda, David Serwadda, Maria J Wawer, Steven J Reynolds, Cindy M Liu, Aaron A R Tobian, Rupert Kaul
Individual susceptibility to HIV is heterogeneous, but the biological mechanisms explaining differences are incompletely understood. We hypothesized that penile inflammation may increase HIV susceptibility in men by recruiting permissive CD4 T cells, and that male circumcision may decrease HIV susceptibility in part by reducing genital inflammation. We used multi-array technology to measure levels of seven cytokines in coronal sulcus (penile) swabs collected longitudinally from initially uncircumcised men enrolled in a randomized trial of circumcision in Rakai, Uganda...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
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