Frederik Van Hoecke

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A novel chromogenic medium for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ChromID MRSA New, was evaluated and compared with the original ChromID MRSA agar, using 355 consecutive screening specimens from nose (120), throat (121) and perineum (114). The specimens were collected with an E-swab and inoculated within 24 hours onto both(More)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 is an emerging pathogen in the developed world. As the clinical manifestations and routine laboratory parameters are often nonspecific, accurate diagnostic tests are crucial. In the current study, the performance of six serological assays and three PCR assays for the detection of HEV was evaluated. In the setting of the(More)
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