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On the Diversity of Malaria Parasites in African Apes and the Origin of Plasmodium falciparum from Bonobos
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Phylogenetic analyses based on this diverse set of Plasmodium parasites in African Apes shed new light on the evolutionary history of P. falciparum, and indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos maintain malaria parasites, to which humans are susceptible, a factor of some relevance to the renewed efforts to eradicate malaria. Expand
Detection of Tilapia Lake Virus in Egyptian fish farms experiencing high mortalities in 2015.
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This research attacked the mode of transmission of infectious disease through contact chemoreception and attacked the “spatially aggregating” mechanisms of E.coli and Westphalian coronavirus. Expand
The Origin of the ‘Mycoplasma mycoides Cluster’ Coincides with Domestication of Ruminants
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The origin of the ‘M. mycoides cluster’ dates to about 10,000 years ago, suggesting that the establishment and spread of the cluster coincided with livestock domestication, and it is shown that hybridization and recombination may be important factors in the evolutionary history of this cluster. Expand
Isolation of tick and mosquito-borne arboviruses from ticks sampled from livestock and wild animal hosts in Ijara District, Kenya.
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This observation constitutes a previously unreported detection of mosquito-borne Semliki forest and Bunyamwera viruses in ticks, and association of West Nile virus with A. gemma and Rh. Expand
Camel Streptococcus agalactiae populations are associated with specific disease complexes and acquired the tetracycline resistance gene tetM via a Tn916-like element
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The first epidemiological study based on genetic and phenotypic data from African camel derived GBS is presented and widespread resistance to tetracycline was associated with acquisition of the tetM gene that is carried on a Tn916-like element, and observed primarily among GBS isolated from mastitis. Expand
Mycoplasma feriruminatoris sp. nov., a fast growing Mycoplasma species isolated from wild Caprinae.
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It is suggested these strains represent a novel species, for which the name Mycoplasma feriruminatoris sp. Expand
A prospective study of the association between the human humoral immune response to Plasmodium falciparum blood stage antigen gp190 and control of malarial infections
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In adolescents, the presence of antibodies to gp190 fragment M6 correlates with a 50% reduced risk of P. falciparum infection and an increased ability to control parasitemia, whereas in adults, the humoral response to some of the polymorphic regions of gp190 associates with an increased risk of infection. Expand
Seroprevalence of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in Ijara District, Kenya.
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Human exposure to CCHF virus in Ijara District, Kenya, is confirmed, and several significant risk factors associated with exposure are identified. Expand
Genome Sequence of Mycoplasma feriruminatoris sp. nov., a Fast-Growing Mycoplasma Species
ABSTRACT Members of the “Mycoplasma mycoides cluster” represent important livestock pathogens worldwide. We report the genome sequence of Mycoplasma feriruminatoris sp. nov., the closest relative toExpand
Development of field-applicable tests for rapid and sensitive detection of Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae.
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An easy to use, rapid, sensitive and specific molecular assay for field diagnosis of Napier grass Stunt Disease and two murine monoclonal antibodies with high affinity and specificity to the immunodominant membrane protein IMP of Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae were generated. Expand
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