A novel Ebola virus (EBOV) first identified in March 2014 has infected more than 25,000 people in West Africa, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. Preliminary analyses of genome sequences of 81 EBOV collected from March to June 2014 from Guinea and Sierra Leone suggest that the 2014 EBOV originated from an independent transmission event from its natural… (More)
During 2014-2015, an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) swept across parts of West Africa. The China Mobile Laboratory Testing Team was dispatched to support response efforts; during September 28-November 11, 2014, they conducted PCR testing on samples from 1,635 suspected EVD patients. Of those patients, 50.4% were positive, of whom 84.6% lived within a… (More)
Intrinsic β-lactam resistance in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is caused by bla L1 and/or bla L2, a kind of metallo-β-lactamase with a broad substrate spectrum including carbapenems. A rapid and sensitive molecular method for the detection of bla L1 in clinical samples is needed to guide therapeutic treatment. In present study, we first described a… (More)
With the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, immunosuppressive drugs, and glucocorticoids, multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) has become a major nosocomial pathogen species. The recent renaissance of bacteriophage therapy may provide new treatment strategies for combatting drug-resistant bacterial infections. In this study, we isolated a… (More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important opportunistic pathogen associated with a variety of nosocomial infections. A rapid and sensitive molecular detection in clinical isolates is quite needed for the appropriate therapy and outbreak control of A. baumannii. Group 2 carbapenems have been considered the agents of choice for the treatment of multiple… (More)
Torque teno virus (TTV) has been found to be prevalent world-wide in healthy populations and in patients with various diseases, but its etiological role has not yet been determined. Using high-throughput unbiased sequencing to screen for viruses in the serum of a patient with persistent high fever who died of suspected viral infection and prolonged… (More)
A novel lytic Salmonella bacteriophage was isolated by using Klebsiella pneumoniae as host cells. The phage's genome was determined to be 47,564 bp and has the highest similarity to Salmonella phage E1 and Salmonella phage 64795_sal3, with coverages of 61% and 56%, respectively. Here, we announce the phage's complete genome.
Lung giant cell carcinoma is a specific type of lung car-cinoma characteristically associated with a highly aggressive clinical behaviour. This tumour is usually defined as a malignant epithelial tumour with large nuclei, prominent nucleoli and abundant cytoplasm without the features of squamous cell, small cell or adenocarcinoma. Lung giant cell carcinoma,… (More)