Catherine Ramont

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Several new chemical disinfectants were processed for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) virucidal activity in a cell culture model. A pooled HBV infected human plasma with 10(10.4) HBV DNA copies/mL was treated with the tested disinfectant. It was then subjected, for three days at several dilutions, to cell culture using the human hepatoma cell line, HepG2, with 4%(More)
OBJECTIVES Acinetobacter baumannii can be responsible for community-acquired infections in tropical climates like that of Reunion Island. The epidemiology of these community-acquired A. baumannii infections is not well understood. The aim of this study was to characterize A. baumannii strains isolated from patients at the time of admission to the university(More)
Because of the difficulties of the chimpanzee model and the genetic differences using the duck model, we developed a cell culture method to measure human hepatitis B virus (HBV) inactivation in vitro. Pooled HBV-infected human plasma that had been exposed to a disinfectant was left in contact for three days with a cell culture of the human hepatoma cell(More)
Our objective was to study the carriage of Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) in pets in Reunion Island (RI), a French territory in Indian Ocean. Overall, 138 pets were sampled (rectum, mouth, wounds if applicable) in 9 veterinary clinics (VC). The prevalence of AB carriage was 6.5% (95%CI; 2.4, 10.6) and 9 carriers were identified from 4 VC. Hospitalization in a(More)
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