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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098525/genetic-diversity-and-new-lineages-of-dengue-virus-serotypes-3-and-4-in-returning-travelers-germany-2006-2015
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Sami Shihada, Petra Emmerich, Corinna Thomé-Bolduan, Stephanie Jansen, Stephan Günther, Christina Frank, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Daniel Cadar
During 2006-2015, we analyzed 70 dengue virus (DENV) strains isolated from febrile travelers returning to Germany. High genetic diversity, including multiple co-circulating DENV lineages and emerging new lineages of DENV-3 and DENV-4, was demonstrated. Our passive surveillance system based on returning travelers yielded substantial information on DENV diversity.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098241/characterization-of-a-p1-like-bacteriophage-carrying-ctx-m-27-in-salmonella-spp-resistant-to-third-generation-cephalosporins-isolated-from-pork-in-china
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Ling Yang, Wan Li, Gui-Ze Jiang, Wen-Hui Zhang, Huan-Zhong Ding, Ya-Hong Liu, Zhen-Ling Zeng, Hong-Xia Jiang
The aim of this study was to elucidate the epidemiology of third generation cephalosporin resistant Samonella isolates from pork of a slaughterhouse in China and the features of transferable elements carrying blaCTX-M genes. One hundred and twenty-six (7.3%) Salmonella isolates were identified; S. Derby and S. Rissen were the most two prevalent serotypes. Among these isolates 20 (15.8%) were resistant to third generation cephalosporins and nine of them carried blaCTX-M-27. S1-PFGE and replicon typing of blaCTX-M-27-carrying plasmids showed that seven were untypeable plasmids of about 104 Kb and two were IncP plasmids of about 300 Kb...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097814/detection-and-molecular-characterization-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-viruses-from-outbreaks-in-some-states-of-northern-nigeria-2013-2015
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D O Ehizibolo, A Haegeman, A R De Vleeschauwer, J U Umoh, H M Kazeem, E C Okolocha, K De Clercq, S Van Borm
Control measures for foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Nigeria have not been implemented due to the absence of locally produced vaccines and risk-based analysis resulting from insufficient data on the circulating FMD virus (FMDV) serotypes/strains. In 2013-2015, blood and epithelial samples were collected from reported FMD outbreaks in four states (Kaduna, Kwara, Plateau and Bauchi) in northern Nigeria. FMDV non-structural protein (NSP) seroprevalence for the outbreaks was estimated at 80% (72 of 90) and 70% (131 of 188) post-outbreak...
January 17, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096340/evolution-of-antibiotic-resistance-is-linked-to-any-genetic-mechanism-affecting-bacterial-duration-of-carriage
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Sonja Lehtinen, François Blanquart, Nicholas J Croucher, Paul Turner, Marc Lipsitch, Christophe Fraser
Understanding how changes in antibiotic consumption affect the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens is important for public health. In a number of bacterial species, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, the prevalence of resistance has remained relatively stable despite prolonged selection pressure from antibiotics. The evolutionary processes allowing the robust coexistence of antibiotic sensitive and resistant strains are not fully understood. While allelic diversity can be maintained at a locus by direct balancing selection, there is no evidence for such selection acting in the case of resistance...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096310/characterization-of-the-dtdp-fuc3n-and-dtdp-qui3n-biosynthetic-pathways-in-campylobacter-jejuni-81116%C3%A2
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Zack Z Li, Alexander S Riegert, Marie-France Goneau, Anna M Cunningham, Evgeny Vinogradov, Jianjun Li, Ian C Schoenhofen, James B Thoden, Hazel M Holden, Michel Gilbert
The Gram-negative bacterium Campylobacter jejuni 81116 (Penner serotype HS:6) has a class E lipooligosaccharide (LOS) biosynthesis locus containing 19 genes, which encode for 11 putative glycosyltransferases, 1 lipid A acyltransferase and 7 enzymes thought to be involved in the biosynthesis of dideoxyhexosamine (ddHexN) moieties. Although the LOS outer core structure of C. jejuni 81116 is still unknown, recent mass spectrometry analyses suggest that it contains acetylated forms of two ddHexN residues. For this investigation, five of the genes encoding enzymes reportedly involved in the biosyntheses of these sugar residues were examined, rmlA, rmlB, wlaRA, wlaRB and wlaRG Specifically, these genes were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli, and the corresponding enzymes were purified and tested for biochemical activity...
January 16, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095926/epidemiology-of-parainfluenza-infection-in-england-and-wales-1998-2013-any-evidence-of-change
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H Zhao, R J Harris, J Ellis, M Donati, R G Pebody
Human parainfluenza virus (HPIV) infections are one of the commonest causes of upper and lower respiratory tract infections. In order to determine if there have been any recent changes in HPIV epidemiology in England and Wales, laboratory surveillance data between 1998 and 2013 were analysed. The UK national laboratory surveillance database, LabBase, and the newly established laboratory-based virological surveillance system, the Respiratory DataMart System (RDMS), were used. Descriptive analysis was performed to examine the distribution of cases by year, age, sex and serotype, and to examine the overall temporal trend using the χ 2 test...
January 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093542/disease-burden-of-dengue-in-the-philippines-adjusting-for-underreporting-by-comparing-active-and-passive-dengue-surveillance-in-punta-princesa-cebu-city
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Eduardo A Undurraga, Frances E Edillo, Jonathan Neil V Erasmo, Maria Theresa P Alera, In-Kyu Yoon, Francisco M Largo, Donald S Shepard
Dengue virus (DENV) is a serious threat to public health. Having reliable estimates of the burden of dengue is important to inform policy and research, but surveillance systems are not designed to capture all symptomatic DENV infections. We derived the rate of reporting of dengue by comparing active surveillance of symptomatic DENV infections in a prospective community-based seroepidemiological cohort study (N = 1008) of acute febrile illness in Punta Princesa, Cebu City, Philippines, with passive surveillance data from the Cebu City Health Department...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093234/the-1910hk-rr-two-component-system-is-essential-for-the-virulence-of-streptococcus-suis-serotype-2
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Fangyan Yuan, Chen Tan, Zewen Liu, Keli Yang, Danna Zhou, Wei Liu, Zhengying Duan, Rui Guo, Huanchun Chen, Yongxiang Tian, Weicheng Bei
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is a major zoonotic pathogen, and the two-component system plays an important role in bacterial pathogenesis. The present study targeted the 1910HK/RR two-component system of S. suis 2. A 1910HK/RR deletion mutant (Δ1910HK/RR) and the corresponding complementation strain (CΔ1910HK/RR) were constructed in S. suis 2 strain 05ZYH33. 1910HK/RR deletion had no effect on S. suis 2 growth, but significantly inhibited the adherence and invasion of S. suis 2 to HEp-2 cells. Analysis of the role of 1910HK/RR in murine and pig infection models demonstrated that 1910HK/RR played a distinct role in the virulence of S...
January 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087317/acute-otitis-media-caused-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-19a-st320-clone-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics
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Hsin Chi, Nan-Chang Chiu, Fu-Yuan Huang, Chyong-Hsin Hsu, Kuo-Sheng Lee, Li-Min Huang, Yu-Chia Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A ST320, a highly multiresistant and virulent clone, has emerged as a common pathogen causing acute otitis media (AOM) in children. METHODS: Patients aged 0-18 years with AOM who presented at Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan were prospectively enrolled between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2012. For each patient, a specimen of middle-ear fluid was obtained and cultured. S. pneumoniae isolates were tested by serotyping, antibiotic-resistance profiling, and multilocus sequence typing...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087148/immunogenicity-differences-of-a-15-valent-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-conjugate-vaccine-pcv15-based-on-vaccine-dose-route-of-immunization-and-mouse-strain
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Ivette Caro-Aguilar, Lani Indrawati, Robin M Kaufhold, Christine Gaunt, Yuhua Zhang, Denise K Nawrocki, Cecilia Giovarelli, Michael A Winters, William J Smith, Jon Heinrichs, Julie M Skinner
Pneumococcal disease continues to be a medical need even with very effective vaccines on the market. Globally, there are extensive research efforts to improve serotype coverage with novel vaccines; therefore, conducting preclinical studies in different animal models becomes essential. The work presented herein focuses on evaluating a 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV15) in mice. Initially we evaluated several doses of PCV15 in Balb/c mice. The optimal vaccine dose was determined to be 0.4μg per pneumococcal polysaccharide (PS) (0...
January 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087147/immune-responses-to-in-ovo-vaccine-formulations-containing-inactivated-fowl-adenovirus-8b-with-poly-di-sodium-carboxylatoethylphenoxy-phosphazene-pcep-and-avian-beta-defensin-as-adjuvants-in-chickens
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Mishal Sarfraz, Muhammed Suleman, Suresh K Tikoo, Colette Wheler, Andrew A Potter, Volker Gerdts, Arshud Dar
Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) is one of the major viral infections causing substantial economic loss to the global poultry industry. The disease is characterized by a sudden onset of mortality (2-30%) and high morbidity (60-70%). IBH is caused by a number of serotypes of fowl adenovirus with substantially low levels of serotype cross protection. Thus far, there is no effective and safe vaccine commercially available in the North America for the control of IBH in chickens. Poly[di(sodium carboxylatoethylphenoxy)]phosphazene (PCEP) is a high molecular weight, biodegradable water soluble polymer that has been well characterized as a safe and effective adjuvant for a number of experimental veterinary vaccines...
January 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087146/pcv13-vaccinated-children-still-carrying-pcv13-additional-serotypes-show-similar-carriage-density-to-a-control-group-of-pcv7-vaccinated-children
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Ron Dagan, Christine Juergens, James Trammel, Scott Patterson, David Greenberg, Noga Givon-Lavi, Nurith Porat, William C Gruber, Daniel A Scott
BACKGROUND: In addition to reducing vaccine-type nasopharyngeal carriage rates, pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) may decrease carriage density in vaccinated individuals still carrying vaccine serotypes. However, reduction of carriage density has not been systematically studied. This study compared the effect of PCV13 versus PCV7 on carriage density of the serotypes in PCV13 that are not included in PCV7. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind study was conducted in southern Israel and included Jewish and Bedouin subjects...
January 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086923/multiple-hiv-1-m%C3%A2-%C3%A2-hiv-1-o-dual-infections-and-new-hiv-1-mo-inter-group-recombinant-forms-detected-in-cameroon
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Fabienne De Oliveira, Thomas Mourez, Aurélia Vessiere, Paul-Alain Ngoupo, Elodie Alessandri-Gradt, François Simon, Dominique Rousset, Jean-Christophe Plantier
BACKGROUND: Due to the prevalence of HIV-1 group M and the endemicity of HIV-1 group O infections in Cameroon, patients may be infected with both viruses and/or with HIV-1/MO recombinant forms. Such atypical infections may be deleterious in terms of diagnosis and therapeutic management due to the high divergence of HIV-1/O. The aim of this study was to identify prospectively such atypical infections in Cameroon. RESULTS: Based on serological screening by env-V3 serotyping and a molecular strategy using group-specific (RT)-PCRs, we identified 10 Cameroonian patients harboring three different profiles of infection: (1) 4 HIV-1/M + O dual infections without evidence of recombinant; (2) 5 recombinants associated with one or both parental strains; and (3) 1 new recombinant form without parental strains...
January 13, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081204/deletion-of-ssna-attenuates-the-pathogenicity-of-streptococcus-suis-and-confers-protection-against-serovar-2-strain-challenge
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Miao Li, Ru-Jian Cai, Chun-Ling Li, Shuai Song, Yan Li, Zhi-Yong Jiang, Dong-Xia Yang
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (SS2) is a major porcine and human pathogen which causes arthritis, meningitis, and septicemia. Streptococcus suis nuclease A (SsnA) is a recently discovered deoxyribonuclease (DNase), which has been demonstrated to contribute to escape killing in neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). To further determine the effects of ssnA on virulence, the ssnA deletion mutant (ΔssnA) and its complemented strain (C-ΔssnA) were constructed. The ability of ΔssnA mutant to interact with human laryngeal epithelial cell (Hep-2) was evaluated and it exhibited dramatically decreased ability to adhere to and invade Hep-2 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081143/engineered-aedes-aegypti-jak-stat-pathway-mediated-immunity-to-dengue-virus
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Natapong Jupatanakul, Shuzhen Sim, Yesseinia I Angleró-Rodríguez, Jayme Souza-Neto, Suchismita Das, Kristin E Poti, Shannan L Rossi, Nicholas Bergren, Nikos Vasilakis, George Dimopoulos
We have developed genetically modified Ae. aegypti mosquitoes that activate the conserved antiviral JAK/STAT pathway in the fat body tissue, by overexpressing either the receptor Dome or the Janus kinase Hop by the blood feeding-induced vitellogenin (Vg) promoter. Transgene expression inhibits infection with several dengue virus (DENV) serotypes in the midgut as well as systemically and in the salivary glands. The impact of the transgenes Dome and Hop on mosquito longevity was minimal, but it resulted in a compromised fecundity when compared to wild-type mosquitoes...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079828/vaccination-with-10-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-infants-according-to-hiv-status
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Shabir A Madhi, Anthonet Koen, Lisa Jose, Nadia van Niekerk, Peter V Adrian, Clare Cutland, Nancy François, Javier Ruiz-Guiñazú, Juan-Pablo Yarzabal, Marta Moreira, Dorota Borys, Lode Schuerman
BACKGROUND: Phase III, open-label, single-center, controlled study in South Africa (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00829010) to evaluate immunogenicity, reactogenicity, and safety of the 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected (HIV+), HIV-exposed-uninfected (HEU), and HIV-unexposed-uninfected (HUU) children. METHODS: Children stratified by HIV status received PHiD-CV primary vaccination (age 6/10/14 weeks; coadministered with routine childhood vaccines) and booster dose (age 9-10 months)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078872/molecular-characterization-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-salmonella-serovars-isolated-in-the-apulia-region-of-italy
#17
R Mirgaldi, A Ballini, A M Dionisi, I Luzzi, G Dipalma, F Inchingolo, D De Vito
During the period January 2013-December 2015, 175 cases of human salmonellosis were reported in the Apulia Region of Italy. The aim of this study was to characterize salmonella strains from the standpoints of serovars prevalence, antimicrobial resistance and clonal origin. The serological typing was performed by agglutination against antisera followed by a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (m-PCR). The obtained results were analyzed following the Kauffmann-White scheme. Susceptibility to antimicrobial agents was tested using the disk diffusion method on Muller-Hinton agar plates...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077642/studies-on-the-interaction-of-tumor-derived-hd5-alpha-defensins-with-adenoviruses-and-implications-for-oncolytic-adenovirus-therapy
#18
Charles Vragniau, Jens-Martin Hübner, Peter Beidler, Sucheol Gil, Kamola Saydaminova, Zhuo-Zhuang Lu, Roma Yumul, Hongjie Wang, Maximilian Richter, Pavel Sova, Charles Drescher, Pascal Fender, André Lieber
: Defensins are small anti-microbial peptides capable of neutralizing human adenovirus (HAdV) in vitro by binding capsid proteins and blocking endosomal escape of virus. In humans, the alpha defensin HD5 is produced by specialized epithelial cells of the gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary tracts. Here we demonstrate that HD5 is also expressed as an active, secreted peptide by epithelial ovarian and lung cancer cells in situ, in patient biopsies. This finding triggered us to study the role of HD5 in infection and spread of replication-competent, oncolytic HAdV type 3 virus...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076298/comparison-of-abbott-realtime-genotype-ii-genematrix-restriction-fragment-mass-polymorphism-and-sysmex-hiscl-hcv-gr-assays-for-hepatitis-c-virus-genotyping
#19
Mi-Soon Han, Yongjung Park, Hyon-Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype is a predictive marker for treatment response. We sequentially evaluated the performances of two nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and one serology assay for HCV genotype: Abbott RealTime genotype II (RealTime II), GeneMatrix restriction fragment mass polymorphism (RFMP), and Sysmex HISCL HCV Gr (HISCL Gr). METHODS: We examined 281 clinical samples with three assays. The accuracy was assessed using the HCV Genotype Performance Panel PHW204 (SeraCare Life Sciences) for two NAATs...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073858/boosting-immune-responses-following-fractional-dose-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sonia Resik, Alina Tejeda, Manuel Diaz, Hiromasa Okayasu, Carolyn Sein, Natalie A Molodecky, Magile Fonseca, Nilda Alemany, Gloria Garcia, Lai Heng Hung, Yenisleydis Martinez, Roland W Sutter
BACKGROUND:  Fractional-dose administration of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (fIPV) could increase IPV affordability and stretch limited supplies. We assessed immune responses following fIPV administered intradermally, compared with full-dose IPV administered intramuscularly, among adults with a history of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) receipt. METHODS:  We conducted a randomized, controlled noninferiority trial in Cuba. fIPV or IPV were administered on days 0 and 28; serum was collected on days 0, 7, 28, and 56 for analysis by a neutralization assay...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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