Chaudhary Anand

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In the summer of 1999, the incidence of Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis infections in Alberta rose dramatically. Subsequent laboratory and epidemiological investigations established that an outbreak of human disease caused by this organism was occurring across Canada and was associated with pet treats for dogs produced from processed pig ears.(More)
In a prospective survey of 773 healthy schoolchildren in southern Alberta, Canada, Neisseria polysaccharea was isolated from the pharynxes of only 4 (0.5%) subjects, whereas Neisseria lactamica and Neisseria meningitidis were isolated from 110 (14%) and 15 (2%) children, respectively. These strains of N. polysaccharea, together with three other sporadic(More)
In many developing countries sheep and horse blood, the recommended blood supplements in bacteriological media, are not readily available, whereas pig and goat blood are. Therefore, this study examined the use of pig and goat blood as potential substitutes for sheep blood in blood-supplemented bacteriologic media commonly used in clinical microbiology(More)
To assess the prevalence and pathological role of hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection in western Canada, we tested a total of 310 sera from the province of Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories for antibody to HD (anti-HDV) by commercial solid phase radioimmunoassay. Two hundred and forty-five sera were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive. These(More)
In an anonymous survey, 433 sera from Canadian individuals of selected categories were tested for the presence of antibody to hepatitis C virus (HCV) using a recombinant antigen-based immunoassay. About 50% of intravenous drug abusers (IVDA), 10% of transfusion recipients and an overall average of 7.9% of male homosexuals were reactive for antibody to HCV.(More)
The application of medical textiles used in woundcare nursing, implants, and healthcare and hygiene products has been discussed. The production and properties of biodegradable polysaccharide fibres obtained from natural sources, such as alginate, chit in/chitosan, collagen, catgut and branan ferulate, have been highl ighted. Speciality medical polymeric(More)