Jeewanjit S. Gill

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Potosi (POT) virus (Bunyaviridae) was isolated from Aedes albopictus, an introduced Asian mosquito species, collected at a used tire yard in Potosi, Missouri (USA), in August and September, 1989. In September, 1990, small animals were trapped at the tire yard and six cattle were sampled at an adjacent farm; in November 1990 and 1991, blood samples were(More)
To determine the effectiveness of white-tailed deer as sentinel animals in serologic surveillance programs for Borrelia burgdorferi, we performed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western immunoblotting analyses on 467 deer serum samples. The seropositivity rate in the ELISA was 5% for the 150 samples collected at the three sites in which the(More)
Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) is caused by an agent that is nearly indistinguishable from the veterinary pathogens Ehrlichia equi and Ehrlichia phagocytophila. The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, is a vector of the HGE agent, and the white-tailed deer is the primary host for adult Ixodes ticks. We assessed the distribution of granulocytic Ehrlichia(More)
Information on pneumococcal disease, including immunisation programs, and optimum future surveillance in each Australian State and Territory were discussed at the Pneumococcal Disease in Australia Workshop on 26-27 March 1999. Workshop participants further expanded on the surveillance aspects of the Workshop in this report. Most participants favoured(More)
Since the inception of the National Mycobacterial Surveillance System (NMSS) in 1991, annual crude notification rates for tuberculosis have remained stable at between 5 and 6 per 100,000 population. In 1998, there was a total of 923 TB notifications in Australia of which 884 were new TB cases, and 39 relapsed cases. The corresponding annual crude(More)
BACKGROUND Accrediting bodies now recognize the importance of developing the professionalism competency, by setting standards that require medical schools to identify where professionalism is addressed and how it is evaluated within the formal curriculum. The objective of this study was to compare how professionalism competency is formally addressed in the(More)
White-tailed deer serum samples were collected in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., metropolitan area during the fall and winter months from 1989 to 1992 and analyzed for antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme borreliosis. Ninety-eight percent of the serum samples were collected from regions where currently the vector tick, Ixodes(More)
During a special two-day hunt (11, 12 November 1989) in Saint Croix State Park, Minnesota (USA), one side of the neck for each of 146 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was examined for ticks. Of the 5,442 ticks collected, 90% (4,893) were the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, and 10% (549) were the deer tick, Ixodes dammini, the primary vector(More)
Eighteen monoclonal antibodies directed against cell surface antigens of Myxococcus xanthus were followed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Three of the monoclonal antibodies were specifically directed against antigens present only on cells undergoing fruiting body development. These cell surface antigens became detectable by the early preaggregation(More)
Septation can be promoted in an X-irradiated lon mutant of Escherichia coli K-12 by the addition of an E. coli B/r cytoplasmic membrane preparation to the postirradiation plating medium. The promotion of septation was not associated with an inhibition of growth rate. Two distinct cytoplasmic membrane-associated properties were necessary to promote(More)