Ali Mohamed Zaki

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Dengue fever infection was first documented in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by virus isolation of dengue type 2 virus in 1994 at the virology laboratory of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital. Dengue virus surveillance was established after that time. Blood samples were collected from 985 patients (710 male patients and 275 female patients) with suspected cases of dengue(More)
A cohort of 363 rural children in Bilbeis, Egypt, were followed from birth from 1981 to 1983, with twice-weekly home visits made to detect diarrheal illness. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for detection of rotavirus in stools collected during episodes of diarrhea. Rotavirus-associated diarrhea was detected once in 74 children and twice in 12(More)
To date, tick-borne flaviviruses responsible for hemorrhagic fever in humans have been isolated in Siberia (Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus), India (Kyasanur Forest disease virus, KFDV), and in Saudi Arabia (Alkhurma virus, ALKV). Prior to this study, only partial coding sequences of these severe pathogens had been determined. We report here the complete(More)
A flavivirus related to the tick-borne encephalitis complex was isolated from the blood of 6 male butchers, aged 24-39 years, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in November and December 1995. Two of the patients died and the other 4 recovered completely. Four more patients, 3 males and 1 female, were diagnosed serologically by immunoglobulin M capture enzyme-linked(More)
Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus (genus Flavivirus, AHFV) was recently identified as the agent of a viral hemorrhagic fever in Saudi Arabia and characterized serologically and genetically as a variant genotype of Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV). Since viral diagnosis and vaccine development may be hindered by genetic diversity, this study was intended(More)
A 1-year study of the etiology of acute diarrhea complicated by severe (10%) dehydration, active bleeding, shock and cardiovascular collapse, pneumonia, acute renal failure, or seizures in infants under 18 months of age was performed in Cairo, Egypt. Of 145 infants, 19 (13%) died or left the hospital moribund; the remaining 126 patients were classified as(More)
This paper describes the production and characterization of RVFV monoclonal antibodies. The characteristics of 32 out of 55 ELISA and/or IFA positive monoclonal antibodies were determined, including the RVFV components against which they are directed. One monoclonal antibody recognized the nucleoprotein, 15 the Gc and 16 the Gn. Among the latter ones, five(More)
Primary African green monkey kidney cells were more sensitive than primary cynomolgus monkey kidney and MA104 cells for supporting the growth of human rotaviruses detected in diarrheal stools of Egyptian infants and young children. In attempts to characterize these Egyptian rotaviruses, only 31% of the strains tested in the form of fecal suspensions were(More)
The presence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) was examined using a third-generation ELISA in 3,350 serum samples obtained from patients visiting different outpatient clinics, preoperative patients, and women visiting for ante-natal care at the Dr. Fakeeh hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from January to September 1998. The population included mainly(More)
A longitudinal investigation of the health effects and reservoirs of Giardia was undertaken during 1984-1985 in 40 households located in the rural Nile Delta region of Egypt. Stool specimens obtained once weekly for six months from 2-4-year-old children were cyst- or trophozoite-positive in 42% of the 724 examined. Only one child remained Giardia-negative(More)