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BACKGROUND Between February and April, 1999, an outbreak of viral encephalitis occurred among pig-farmers in Malaysia. We report findings for the first three patients who died. METHODS Samples of tissue were taken at necropsy. Blood and cerebrospinal-fluid (CSF) samples taken before death were cultured for viruses, and tested for antibodies to viruses. (More)
During an outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease caused by enterovirus 71 (EV-71) in 1997, 4 children presented with sudden cardiopulmonary collapse and minimal neurologic features. All children received cardiopulmonary resuscitation but died within a few hours of admission. Postmortem studies showed infection by EV-71 with extensive damage to the medulla and(More)
Thirty-eight different strains of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL Kp), isolated from urine and pus samples of 38 patients hospitalized in a medium- and long-stay neurology department between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1996, were analysed by antibiotic resistance phenotyping, DNA macrorestriction by(More)
Four new cases of ankylosing spondylitis complicated by a cauda equina syndrome are reported. Similarly to the previous descriptions, the patients present with long-standing and severe spondylitis at the time when neurological symptoms, mainly radicular pain, develop. Computed tomography of the lumbar spine demonstrates in all cases typical laminar erosions(More)
The results of vaccinating two groups of puppies with commercial vaccines, both of which claimed to provide adequate protection with a final vaccination at 10 weeks of age, were compared. Groups of 19 and 20 puppies with similar titres of maternally derived antibodies against canine parvovirus (cpv), canine distemper virus (cdv) and canine adenovirus type 2(More)
Eight puppies (group 1) were vaccinated once with a bivalent modified-live vaccine against infectious tracheobronchitis by the intranasal route and at the same time with an injectable trivalent vaccine against canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus and canine adenovirus; a second group of eight puppies (group 2) was vaccinated only with the intranasal(More)
Two related sibships from an extended family have been observed with the features of the DOOR syndrome. These features included deafness, onychodystrophy, osteodystrophy, microcephaly, and global developmental retardation with progressive blindness. Seizures, which were associated with hypsarrhythmia, were frequent and difficult to control and ultimately(More)
Twelve specific pathogen-free (spf) puppies were vaccinated intranasally with a bivalent, modified live vaccine against infectious tracheobronchitis (group 1) and six puppies of the same age and from the same source served as unvaccinated controls (group 2). Both groups were challenged with wild-type Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus(More)
We investigate the problem of audio-visual (AV) person diarization in broadcast data. That is, automatically associate the faces and voices of people and determine when they appear or speak in the video. The contributions are twofolds. First, we formulate the problem within a novel CRF framework that simultaneously performs the AV association of voices and(More)