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Type 1 fimbriae are adhesion organelles expressed by many Gram-negative bacteria. They facilitate adherence to mucosal surfaces and inflammatory cells in vitro, but their contribution to virulence has not been defined. This study presents evidence that type 1 fimbriae increase the virulence of Escherichia coli for the urinary tract by promoting bacterial(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS There are many people who I would like to thank at this point: My Master thesis Supervisor Marco Fontana for having trusted me and supported my choice to come to Canada. Professor Paulo Ribenboim for having always advised me on my choices and his precious mathematical teaching. and Georg Schmidt, whose help and politeness made my time at(More)
This article discusses the extent of resource allocation to Occupational Health (OH) to prevent infectious disease exposure and transmission in British Columbia (B.C.). It also characterizes the delineation of roles and responsibilities within OH services in B.C. health care settings and highlights areas where improvements to current OH programs could be(More)
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