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Performance Comparison of Five SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assays for Seroprevalence Studies.

Younhee Park, Ki Ho Hong, Su-Kyung Lee, Jungwon Hyun, Eun-Jee Oh, Jaehyeon Lee, Hyukmin Lee, Sang Hoon Song, Seung-Jung Kee, Gye Cheol Kwon, Su Hwan Kim, Hyeon-Nam Do, Ah-Ra Kim, June-Woo Lee, Sung Soon Kim, Hyun Soo Kim,

<h4>Background</h4>Seroprevalence studies of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including asymptomatic and past infections, are important to estimate the scale of the disease outbreak and to establish quarantine measures. We evaluated the clinical performance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody assays available in Korea for use in seroprevalence ... Read more >>

Ann Lab Med (Annals of laboratory medicine)
[2022, 42(1):71-78]

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Isolation, identification, and phylogenetic analysis of subgroup III strain of bovine respiratory syncytial virus contributed to outbreak of acute respiratory disease among cattle in Northeast China.

Shuo Jia, Xin Yao, Yaqi Yang, Chao Niu, Yi Zhao, Xiaomei Zhang, Ronghui Pan, Xiaoxia Jiang, Sun Xiaobo, Xinyuan Qiao, Xueting Guan, Yigang Xu,

Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is a clinically important causative agent of acute respiratory diseases in postweaning calves and feedlot cattle and causes numerous economic losses to the cattle industry. In June 2018, an outbreak of an acute respiratory disease occurred among 4- to 10-month-old calves on three intensive beef ... Read more >>

Virulence (Virulence)
[2021, 12(1):404-414]

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Metagenomic next-generation sequencing in the family outbreak of psittacosis: the first reported family outbreak of psittacosis in China under COVID-19.

Na Li, Shengjin Li, Wanmei Tan, Hanghang Wang, Huan Xu, Daoxing Wang,

<i>Chlamydia psittaci</i> infection in humans, also known as psittacosis, is usually believed to be an uncommon disease which mainly presents as community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). It is usually sporadic, but outbreaks of infection may occasionally occur. In outbreaks, diagnosis and investigations were usually hampered by the non-specificity of laboratory testing methods ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):1418-1428]

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Modeling the survival of Salmonella on whole cucumbers as a function of temperature and relative humidity

Jiin Jung, Donald W Schaffner,

Recent multistate outbreaks of salmonellosis associated with fresh cucumbers underscore the importance of understanding Salmonella behavior on cucumbers under different conditions. This study developed mathematical models to predict the survival of four-strain cocktail of Salmonella on whole cucumbers at different temperature and relative humidity (RH) conditions. The strains were Salmonella ... Read more >>

Food Microbiol (Food microbiology)
[2021, 100:Not Available]

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A systematic review of the epidemiology of Hepatitis E virus infection in South - Eastern Asia.

Yakubu Egigogo Raji, Ooi Peck Toung, Niazlin Mohd Taib, Zamberi Bin Sekawi,

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an emerging zoonotic viral disease, with an increasingly international public health challenge. Despite the concerns that the global disease burden may be underestimated. Therefore, evaluation of the disease epidemiology in South - eastern Asia through a systematic review will assist in unraveling the burden ... Read more >>

Virulence (Virulence)
[2021, 12(1):114-129]

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Emergence and spread of novel H5N8, H5N5 and H5N1 clade 2.3.4.4 highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2020.

Nicola S Lewis, Ashley C Banyard, Elliot Whittard, Talgat Karibayev, Thamer Al Kafagi, Ilya Chvala, Alex Byrne, Saduakassova Meruyert Akberovna, Jacqueline King, Timm Harder, Christian Grund, Steve Essen, Scott M Reid, Adam Brouwer, Nikolay G Zinyakov, Azimkhan Tegzhanov, Victor Irza, Anne Pohlmann, Martin Beer, Ron A M Fouchier, Sultanov Akhmetzhan Akievich, Ian H Brown,

Analyses of HPAI H5 viruses from poultry outbreaks across a wide Eurasian region since July 2020 including the Russian Federation, Republics of Iraq and Kazakhstan, and recent detections in migratory waterfowl in the Netherlands, revealed undetected maintenance of H5N8, likely in galliform poultry since 2017/18 and both H5N5 and H5N1. ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):148-151]

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CPMPARISON between COVID-19 and MERS demographic data in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study.

Rania Ali El Hadi Mohamed, Felwa Abdullah Thagfan,

The outbreak of corona virus disease (COVID-19) caused by the new severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 began in Wuhan, China, resulting in respiratory disorders. In January of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic owing to its global spread. Because no studies have investigated COVID-19 ... Read more >>

Libyan J Med (The Libyan journal of medicine)
[2021, 16(1):1910195]

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Re-emergence of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds, China.

Juan Li, Chunge Zhang, Jian Cao, Yongchun Yang, Hui Dong, Yanan Cui, Xue Yao, Hong Zhou, Lu Lu, Samantha Lycett, Xiaodu Wang, Houhui Song, Wenjun Liu, George F Gao, Weifeng Shi, Yuhai Bi,

In mid-November 2020, deaths of whooper swan were reported in the Yellow River Reservoir Area, China. In the present study, we describe the genetic characterizations and phylogenetic relationships of four clade 2.3.4.4b H5N8 highly avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) identified from a sick whooper swan and environmental samples collected in the ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):1819-1823]

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Whole genome analysis unveils genetic diversity and potential virulence determinants in Vibrio parahaemolyticus associated with disease outbreak among cultured Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific white shrimp) in India.

Kattapuni Suresh Prithvisagar, Ballamoole Krishna Kumar, Toshio Kodama, Praveen Rai, Tetsuya Iida, Iddya Karunasagar, Indrani Karunasagar,

<i>Vibrio parahaemolyticus</i> has caused widespread mortality in Indian shrimp aquaculture in recent years. However, there are insufficient genome data for the isolates from Indian shrimp vibriosis to analyze genetic diversity and track the acquisition of genetic features that could be involved in virulence and fitness. In this study, we have ... Read more >>

Virulence (Virulence)
[2021, 12(1):1936-1949]

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Parameter estimation from ICC curves.

Joceline Lega,

Incidence vs. Cumulative Cases (ICC) curves are introduced and shown to provide a simple framework for parameter identification in the case of the most elementary epidemiological model, consisting of susceptible, infected, and removed compartments. This novel methodology is used to estimate the basic reproduction ratio of recent outbreaks, including those ... Read more >>

J Biol Dyn (Journal of biological dynamics)
[2021, 15(1):195-212]

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Clade distribution of Candida auris in South Africa using whole genome sequencing of clinical and environmental isolates.

Serisha D Naicker, Tsidiso G Maphanga, Nancy A Chow, Mushal Allam, Stanford Kwenda, Arshad Ismail, Nelesh P Govender,

In South Africa, <i>Candida auris</i> was the third most common cause of candidemia in 2016-2017. We performed single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genome-wide analysis of 115 <i>C. auris</i> isolates collected between 2009 and 2018 from national laboratory-based surveillance, an environmental survey at four hospitals and a colonization study during a neonatal ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):1300-1308]

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Emerging highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) virus in migratory birds in Central China, 2020.

Jiasong Xiong, Hao Zhou, Lifang Fan, Gongliang Zhu, Yong Li, Guang Chen, Jun Zhang, Jundong Li, Hesong Zheng, Wei Feng, Jing Chen, Guoxiang Yang, Quanjiao Chen,

Eleven highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 viruses (clade 2.3.4.4b) were detected in migratory birds in Central China between November and December 2020, which were highly homologous to strains isolated in Europe from October to December 2020. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the strains in the study possibly spread from Siberia by ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):1503-1506]

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An IncP-2 plasmid sublineage associated with dissemination of blaIMP-45 among carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Xuefei Zhang, Leilei Wang, Dan Li, Pei Li, Lili Yuan, Fan Yang, Qinglan Guo, Minggui Wang,

IMP-45, a variant of IMP-9, is one of the dominant metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) in clinical carbapenem-resistant <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> (CRPA) isolates in China. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution and mechanism of dissemination of <i>bla</i><sub>IMP-45</sub>. MBL genes were detected by PCR in 173 non-duplicate CRPA isolates collected from ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):442-449]

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Mitigating the threat of emerging infectious diseases; a coevolutionary perspective.

Cock Van Oosterhout,

Virulence (Virulence)
[2021, 12(1):1288-1295]

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High dose of vesicular stomatitis virus-vectored Ebola virus vaccine causes vesicular disease in swine without horizontal transmission.

Igor Morozov, Thomas P Monath, David A Meekins, Jessie D Trujillo, Sun-Young Sunwoo, Kinga Urbaniak, In Joong Kim, Sanjeev K Narayanan, Sabarish V Indran, Wenjun Ma, William C Wilson, Cassandra O'Connor, Sheri Dubey, Sean P Troth, Beth-Ann Coller, Richard Nichols, Brian K Martin, Heinz Feldmann, Juergen A Richt,

<b>ABSTRACT</b>The recent impact of Ebola virus disease (EVD) on public health in Africa clearly demonstrates the need for a safe and efficacious vaccine to control outbreaks and mitigate its threat to global health. ERVEBO® is an effective recombinant Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)-vectored Ebola virus vaccine (VSV-EBOV) that was approved by ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):651-663]

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Oligonucleotide-capped nanoporous anodic alumina biosensor as diagnostic tool for rapid and accurate detection of Candida auris in clinical samples.

Luis Pla, Sara Santiago-Felipe, María Ángeles Tormo-Mas, Alba Ruiz-Gaitán, Javier Pemán, Eulogio Valentín, Félix Sancenón, Elena Aznar, Ramón Martínez-Máñez,

<i>Candida auris</i> has arisen as an important multidrug-resistant fungus because of several nosocomial outbreaks and elevated rates of mortality. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of <i>C. auris</i> is highly desired; nevertheless, current methods often present severe limitations and produce misidentification. Herein a sensitive, selective, and time-competitive biosensor based on oligonucleotide-gated nanomaterials ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):407-415]

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SARS-CoV-2 natural infection in animals: a systematic review of studies and case reports and series.

D Katterine Bonilla-Aldana, Alejandra García-Barco, S Daniela Jimenez-Diaz, Jorge Luis Bonilla-Aldana, Maria C Cardona-Trujillo, Fausto Muñoz-Lara, Lysien I Zambrano, Luis A Salas-Matta, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales,

COVID-19 pandemic is essentially a zoonotic disease. In this context, early in 2020, transmission from humans to certain animals began reporting; the number of studies has grown since. To estimate the pooled prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection in animals and to determine differences in prevalence between countries, years, animal types ... Read more >>

Vet Q (The veterinary quarterly)
[2021, 41(1):250-267]

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Comparative pathogenicity and environmental transmission of recent highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 viruses.

Nancy Beerens, Evelien A Germeraad, Sandra Venema, Eline Verheij, Sylvia B E Pritz-Verschuren, Jose L Gonzales,

Strategies to control spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses by wild birds appear limited, hence timely characterization of novel viruses is important to mitigate the risk for the poultry sector and human health. In this study we characterize three recent H5-clade 2.3.4.4 viruses, the H5N8-2014 group A virus ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):97-108]

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Estimating the risk of pandemic avian influenza.

Amita Tripathi, Harish Chandra Dhakal, Khagendra Adhikari, Ramesh Chandra Timsina, Lindi M Wahl,

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza (HPAI) cause high mortality in avian populations worldwide. When spread from avian reservoirs to humans, HPAI infections cause mortality in about 50% of human infections. Cases of human-to-human transmission of HPAI are relatively rare, and have, to date, only been reported in ... Read more >>

J Biol Dyn (Journal of biological dynamics)
[2021, 15(1):327-341]

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The epidemiological characteristics of enterovirus infection before and after the use of enterovirus 71 inactivated vaccine in Kunming, China.

Hongchao Jiang, Zhen Zhang, Qing Rao, Xiaodan Wang, Meifen Wang, Tingyi Du, Jiaolian Tang, Shuying Long, Juan Zhang, Jia Luo, Yue Pan, Junying Chen, Jing Ma, Xiaomei Liu, Mao Fan, Tiesong Zhang, Qiangming Sun,

Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) inactivated vaccines have been widely inoculated among children in Kunming City after it was approved. However, there was a large-scale outbreak of Enteroviruses (EVs) infection in Kunming, 2018. The epidemiological characteristics of HFMD and EVs were analysed during 2008-2018, which are before and three years after EV-A71 ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):619-628]

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Seasonal dynamics and tissue distribution of two major viruses associated with grapevine Leafroll under cool climate condition

Mehdi Shabanian, Huogen Xiao, Baozhong Meng,

Grapevine leafroll-associated virus-2 (GLRaV-2) and GLRaV-3 are both (+) ssRNA viruses of the family Closteroviridae and are involved in grapevine leafroll, the most destructive viral disease affecting the global grape/wine industry. Outbreaks of the disease were recently reported in Canada, causing serious concerns to the grape/wine industry. Reliable, sensitive and ... Read more >>

Eur J Plant Pathol (European journal of plant pathology)
[2021, 158(4):1017-1031]

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Psychological outcomes amongst family medicine healthcare professionals during COVID-19 outbreak: A cross-sectional study in Croatia.

Sunčana Vlah Tomičević, Valerija Bralić Lang,

<h4>Background</h4>Healthcare professionals (HCPs) in family medicine (FM) in Croatia work in a demanding environment caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Besides particular circumstances in healthcare, an unknown virus, social distancing, and homeschooling, the capital was hit with the earthquake during the lockdown.<h4>Objectives</h4>To assess the prevalence of stress, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress ... Read more >>

Eur J Gen Pract (The European journal of general practice)
[2021, 27(1):184-190]

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Preservation treatment of fresh raspberries by e-beam irradiation

M I Elias, J Madureira, P M P Santos, M M Carolino, F M A Margaça, S Cabo Verde,

E-beam irradiation was studied as a post-harvest treatment for red raspberries (Rubus idaeus L.). Microbial inactivation (natural microbiota and potential pathogenic bacteria) and bioactive properties (phenolic content, vitamin C content and antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity) of these fruits were evaluated before and after irradiation and during storage of 14 days at ... Read more >>

(Innovative food science & emerging technologies.)
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Prominent role of volcanism in Common Era climate variability and human history

Ulf Büntgen, Dominique Arseneault, Étienne Boucher, Olga V Churakova (Sidorova), Fabio Gennaretti, Alan Crivellaro, Malcolm K Hughes, Alexander V Kirdyanov, Lara Klippel, Paul J Krusic, Hans W Linderholm, Fredrik C Ljungqvist, Josef Ludescher, Michael McCormick, Vladimir S Myglan, Kurt Nicolussi, Alma Piermattei, Clive Oppenheimer, Frederick Reinig, Michael Sigl, Eugene A Vaganov, Jan Esper,

Climate reconstructions for the Common Era are compromised by the paucity of annually-resolved and absolutely-dated proxy records prior to medieval times. Where reconstructions are based on combinations of different climate archive types (of varying spatiotemporal resolution, dating uncertainty, record length and predictive skill), it is challenging to estimate past amplitude ... Read more >>

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Genomic characterization of carbapenem-non-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Singapore.

Jocelyn Qi-Min Teo, Cheng Yee Tang, Jie Chong Lim, Shannon Jing-Yi Lee, Si Hui Tan, Tse-Hsien Koh, James Heng-Chiak Sim, Thuan-Tong Tan, Andrea Lay-Hoon Kwa, Rick Twee-Hee Ong,

<i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> is a clinically important pathogen implicated in many hospital-acquired infections. Its propensity to acquire broad-spectrum resistance has earned the organism its status as a severe public health threat requiring urgent control measures. While whole-genome sequencing-based genomic surveillance provides a means to track antimicrobial resistance, its use in molecular ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):1706-1716]

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