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Investigation of a COVID-19 outbreak in Germany resulting from a single travel-associated primary case: a case series
Summary Background In December, 2019, the newly identified severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in Wuhan, China, causing COVID-19, a respiratory diseaseExpand
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The genus Borrelia reloaded
The genus Borrelia, originally described by Swellengrebel in 1907, contains tick- or louse-transmitted spirochetes belonging to the relapsing fever (RF) group of spirochetes, the Lyme borreliosisExpand
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Resistance to the tetracyclines and macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin group of antibiotics and its genetic linkage - a review.
An excessive use of antimicrobial agents poses a risk for the selection of resistant bacteria. Of particular interest are antibiotics that have large consumption rates in both veterinary and humanExpand
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The role of the qacA gene in mediating resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds.
Conditions facilitating resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) were investigated in Staphylococcus aureus SK982 exposed to benzalkonium chloride (BAC; a member of QACs) under variousExpand
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Lost in plasmids: next generation sequencing and the complex genome of the tick-borne pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi
BackgroundBorrelia (B.) burgdorferi sensu lato, including the tick-transmitted agents of human Lyme borreliosis, have particularly complex genomes, consisting of a linear main chromosome and numerousExpand
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First insights in the variability of Borrelia recurrentis genomes
Background Borrelia recurrentis is the causative agent of louse-borne relapsing fever, endemic to the Horn of Africa. New attention was raised in Europe, with the highest number of cases (n = 45)Expand
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Whole genome sequencing suggests transmission of Corynebacterium diphtheriae-caused cutaneous diphtheria in two siblings, Germany, 2018
In September 2018, a child who had returned from Somalia to Germany presented with cutaneous diphtheria by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biovar mitis. The child’s sibling had superinfectedExpand
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Mass gathering events and undetected transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in vulnerable populations leading to an outbreak with high case fatality ratio in the district of Tirschenreuth, Germany
Abstract In early March 2020, a COVID-19-outbreak occurred in the district of Tirschenreuth, Germany. The outbreak was characterised by a rapid increase in case numbers and a comparatively high crudeExpand
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There is inadequate evidence to support the division of the genus Borrelia.
There are surely scientific, genetic or ecological arguments which show that differences exist between the relapsing fever (RF) spirochaetes and the Lyme borreliosis (LB) group of spirochaetes, bothExpand
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Screening for infectious diseases among newly arrived asylum seekers, Bavaria, Germany, 2015
Background and aim As a consequence of socioeconomic and political crises in many parts of the world, many European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries have faced an increasing number ofExpand
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