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A multi-virulence-locus sequence typing (MVLST) scheme was developed for subtyping Listeria monocytogenes, and the results obtained using this scheme were compared to those of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and the published results of other typing methods, including ribotyping (RT) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). A set of 28 strains (eight… (More)
This study was conducted to establish guidelines for monitoring bulk tank milk somatic cell count and bacterial counts, and to understand the relationship between different bacterial groups that occur in bulk tank milk. One hundred twenty-six dairy farms in 14 counties of Pennsylvania participated, each providing one bulk tank milk sample every 15 d for 2… (More)
Polymerase chain reaction-based DNA fingerprinting was used as a tool to differentiate new and persistent Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus dysgalactiae intramammary infections (IMI) in dairy cows. The same subtype of S. uberis or S. dysgalactiae was detected from some infected mammary glands from one lactation to the next documenting the persistence… (More)
Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) is one of the most common causes of bacterial food-borne illnesses in the world. Despite the SE's ability to colonize and infect a wide-range of host, the most common source of infection continues to be the consumption of contaminated shell eggs and egg-based products. To date, the role of the source of SE infection has not been… (More)
This report presents the complete genome sequences of two Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis strains bearing the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profile JEGX01.0004, which were isolated from the internal contents of eggs.
A multidisciplinary, collaborative project was conducted to determine the prevalence and distribution of soil-borne zoonotic pathogens in Lahore district of Pakistan and ascertain its Public Health Significance. Using a grid-based sampling strategy, soil samples (n = 145) were collected from villages (n = 29, 5 samples/village) and examined for Bacillus… (More)
OBJECTIVES To screen novel small molecule compounds for inhibition of Mycoplasma bovis growth and to characterize their activity in terms of dose-dependency and ability to function in milk. METHODS Using a tetrazolium salt cytotoxicity assay, 480 natural compounds were screened to determine which of the small molecules have the potential to become… (More)