Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012
Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012 PDF Version [PDF - 5.64 MB - 187 pages]
Occurrence, Transmission, and Zoonotic Potential of Chronic Wasting Disease
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S. E. Saunders et al.View Summary
This disease continues to emerge in cervids in the United States and Canada.
Foodborne and Waterborne Infections in Elderly Community and Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Victoria, Australia
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M. D. Kirk et al.View Summary
LTCF residents had lower or similar rates of these infections, except salmonellosis, than community residents.
Medscape CME Activity
Nonpasteurized Dairy Products, Disease Outbreaks, and State Laws—United States, 1993–2006 PDF Version [PDF - 268 KB - 7 pages]A. J. Langer et al.View Summary
Most dairy-associated outbreaks occurred in states that permitted sale of these products.
Medscape CME Activity
Community-associated Clostridium difficile Infections, Monroe County, New York, USA PDF Version [PDF - 314 KB - 9 pages]G. Dumyati et al.View Summary
Judicious use of antimicrobial drugs will reduce infections.
Ocozocoautla de Espinosa Virus and Hemorrhagic Fever, Mexico
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M. Cajimat et al.View Summary
This novel virus is related to arenaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever.
Causes of Pneumonia Epizootics among Bighorn Sheep, Western United States, 2008–2010
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T. E. Besser et al.View Summary
Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae is a primary pathogen.
Chicken as Reservoir for Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Humans, Canada
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C. Bergeron et al.View Summary
Urinary tract infections can be difficult and expensive to treat. Most (85%) are caused by bacteria called E. coli. Historically, doctors have believed that these urinary tract E. coli came from the patient’s own intestines. But recently, Canadian researchers discovered that not only can these E. coli come from outside the patient’s intestines, they can actually come from outside the patient: from food. After comparing the genetic makeup of E. coli from human urinary tract infections with E. coli from retail meat (chicken, beef, and pork), they concluded that chickens are a likely source of E. coli and that the infections probably come directly from the chickens themselves, not from human contamination during food processing. Therefore, prevention of E. coli urinary tract infections in people might need to start on chicken farms.
A Systematic Approach for Discovering Novel, Clinically Relevant Bacteria
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R. Schlaberg et al.View Summary
We identified 95 isolates from novel taxa that may have clinical relevance.
Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Taenia solium Cysticerci among Refugees Resettled in United States
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S. E. O’Neal et al.View Summary
Cysticercosis is an infection caused by a pork tapeworm that creates cysts in different areas of the human body. Sometimes, these parasites can get into the infected patient’s brain and lead to epilepsy or other neurologic disorders. Cysticercosis is most common in developing countries that have poor sanitation and where pigs feed on human waste; however, cases in the United States are increasing. A recent study found that many refugees who settle in the United States, including those from Burma, Laos, Burundi, and Bhutan, have been infected with the tapeworm. The occurrence of cysticercosis among these groups has clinical and public health implications because US physicians might not be familiar with this disease and its symptoms. Cysticercosis should be suspected in refugees who have seizures, headache, or other unexplained neurologic symptoms. Physicians should also be aware that treatment for intestinal parasites, routinely given to refugees before they leave their homeland, can cause serious neurologic reactions in those already infected with the tapeworm.
Pathogenic Potential to Humans of Bovine Escherichia coli O26, Scotland
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M. E. Chase-Topping et al.View Summary
This pathogen may be the next Shiga toxin–producing E. coli of concern.
Lineage-specific Virulence Determinants of Haemophilus influenzae Biogroup aegyptius
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F. R. Strouts et al.View Summary
Novel adhesions, including trimeric autotransporters, might contribute to virulence.
Using Genotyping and Geospatial Scanning to Estimate Recent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transmission, United States
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P. K. Moonan et al.View Summary
These tools may enable direction of resources to populations with high transmission rates.
Poultry Culling and Campylobacteriosis Reduction among Humans, the Netherlands
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I. Friesema et al.
Novel Orthobunyavirus in Cattle, Europe, 2011
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B. Hoffmann et al.
Escherichia coli O104:H4 Infections and International Travel
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D. C. Alexander et al.
Laboratory Practices and Incidence of Non-O157 Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Infections
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K. A. Stigi et al.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreaks in Wild Birds and Poultry, South Korea
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H. Kim et al.
Culturing Stool Specimens for Campylobacter spp., Pennsylvania, USA
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N. M. M’ikanatha et al.
Clinical Significance of Escherichia albertii
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T. Ooka et al.
Chikungunya Outbreak in Guangdong Province, China, 2010
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D. Wu et al.
Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Zhejiang Province, China, 1999–2008
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X. Wang et al.
Southeast Asian Foot-and-Mouth Disease Viruses in Eastern Asia
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N. J. Knowles et al.
Hepatitis E Virus Infection in HIV-infected Persons
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N. F. Crum-Cianflone et al.
Adenovirus-associated Deaths in US Military during Postvaccination Period, 1999–2010
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R. N. Potter et al.View Summary
For about 50 years, adenovirus has been a major cause of serious respiratory illness in US active duty military members, particularly at basic training camps. During 1971–1999, a vaccine program successfully lowered the number of illnesses and deaths from adenovirus infection. However, a recent study has shown that since the program ended, the number of deaths might be creeping back up. A new program, which uses second-generation adenovirus vaccines approved in 2011, is expected to again lower the number of illnesses and deaths caused by adenovirus.
Epsilonproteobacteria in Humans, New Zealand
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A. J. Cornelius et al.
Nonculture Diagnostic Tests for Enteric Diseases
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T. F. Jones and P. Gerner-Smidt
Escherichia coli Producing CMY-2 β-Lactamase in Retail Chicken, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Y. Park et al.
Ilheus Virus Infection in Human, Bolivia
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E. A. Venegas et al.
Shared Human/Rabbit Ligands for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus
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K. Nyström et al.
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Peru
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C. García et al.
Fatal Measles without Rash in Immunocompetent Adult, France
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J. Lupo et al.
Carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter spp. in Cattle, France
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L. Poirel et al.
Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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J. Salomón-Grajales et al.
Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infection, China, 2004–2009
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H. Jing et al.
Travelers as Sentinels for Chikungunya Fever, Brazil
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T. Chaves et al.
Enhanced Surveillance for White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
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A. Griggs et al.
NDM-1–producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, Croatia
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A. Mazzariol et al.
Adherence to Oseltamivir Guidelines during Influenza Pandemic, the Netherlands
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E. H. Fietjé et al.
Serologic Evidence of Nipah Virus Infection in Bats, Vietnam
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F. Hasebe et al.
Discordance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Rifampin Susceptibility
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A. S. Kalokhe et al.
High Incidence of Group B Streptococcal Infection in Infants Born to HIV-Infected Mothers
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T. Goetghebuer et al.
Etymology of Cholera
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A. A. Kousoulis
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