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Identification of Staphylococcus aureus: DNase and Mannitol salt agar improve the efficiency of the tube coagulase test
BackgroundThe ideal identification of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates requires a battery of tests and this is costly in resource limited settings. In many developing countries, the tubeExpand
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Clinical Profiles, Disease Outcome and Co-Morbidities among T. b. rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness Patients in Uganda
Background The acute form of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT, also known as Sleeping sickness) caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense has been shown to have a wide spectrum of focus specificExpand
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The role of cytokines in the pathogenesis and staging of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense sleeping sickness
Human African trypanosomiasis due to Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is invariably fatal if untreated with up to 12.3 million people at a risk of developing the disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. TheExpand
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Prevalence of virulence determinants in Staphylococcus epidermidis from ICU patients in Kampala, Uganda.
INTRODUCTION Staphylococcus epidermidis is often considered a non-pathogenic organism but it causes nosocomial infections. To distinguish invasive strains, comparative studies of patient andExpand
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Comparative detection of African swine fever virus by loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay and polymerase chain reaction in domestic pigs in Uganda
African swine fever (ASF) is a contagious viral disease, which can cause up to 100% mortality among domestic pigs. Pig production is growing rapidly in Uganda among East African countries and is notExpand
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Comparative Detection of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus by the two Commonly used Assays of NSP ELISA and RT-PCR In Uganda with Quantitative Real Time RT-PCR on Field Samples
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a viral disease of Ungulates; both Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla. The mortality rates are low in adult animals but it affects milk yield and international trade. InExpand
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Epidemiological Overview of African Swine Fever in Uganda (2001–2012)
African swine fever (ASF) is a contagious viral disease, which can cause up to 100% mortality among domestic pigs. In Uganda there is paucity of information on the epidemiology of the disease, henceExpand
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Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-10 Are Up Regulated in Late Stage Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness
Background Sleeping sickness due to Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations coupled with differences in disease progression and severity across East and SouthernExpand
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Population genetic structure and temporal stability among Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense isolates in Uganda
BackgroundThe population structure and role of genetic exchange in African trypanosomes have been previously analyzed albeit with contradictory findings. To further investigate the role of geneticExpand
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In Vitro Trypanocidal Activity of Antibodies to Bacterially Expressed Trypanosoma brucei Tubulin
Background There are only four drugs for treating African trypanosomiasis, a devastating disease in sub-Saharan Africa. With slow discovery of better drugs, vaccination is viewed as the best methodExpand
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