John C. Feeley

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Charcoal-yeast extract agar is a new bacteriological medium that supports excellent growth of the Legionella pneumophila. It results from modifications made in an existing L. pneumophila medium, F-G agar. Yeast extract, instead of an acid hydrolysate of casein, serves as the protein source. Beef extractives and starch are not added. Activated charcoal(More)
We conducted a prospective study of travelers' diarrhea on 73 physicians and 48 family members attending a medical congress in Mexico City, in October, 1974. Fecal and blood specimens were collected before, during and after their visit and examined for enteric bacterial pathogens, viruses and parasites. In 59 (49 per cent) participants travelers' diarrhea(More)
In September and October 1978, after a case of cholera had been discovered in southwestern Louisiana, 10 more Vibrio cholerae O-Group 1 infections were detected in four additional clusters. All 11 infected persons had recently eaten cooked crabs from five widely separated sites in the coastal marsh, and a matched-triplet case-control study showed a(More)
Legionella pneumophila organisms are able to infect and multiply within the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis. This ability may be associated with virulence, because an attenuated strain of L. pneumophila fails to multiply within this protozoan, whereas a virulent strain increases 10,000-fold in number when coincubated with T. pyriformis. Seventeen(More)
Pontiac fever, a unique epidemiologic form of legionellosis, is characterized by a short (one- to two-day) incubation period and a self-limited grippe-like illness without pneumonia. In 1968, the first documented outbreak of this syndrome affected persons who had entered a health department building in Pontiac, Michigan. Epidemiologic analyses clearly(More)
Pittsburgh pneumonia agent (PPA) was recently cultivated from infected egg yold on charcoal yeast extract agar. PPA has now been isolated both from infected egg yolk and human lung tissue on charcoal yeast extract agar and on a new medium, buffered charcoal yeast extract agar. PPA resembles Legionella pneumophila and other Legionella-like organisms in(More)
At the site of a legionellosis outbreak, amoebae and two ciliates, Tetrahymena sp. and Cyclidium sp., were isolated from cooling-tower water containing Legionella pneumophila. The Tetrahymena sp. and the amoebae repeatedly showed the ability to support intracellular multiplication of L. pneumophila. Both were isolated from cooling towers specifically(More)
The specificity of the fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorbed (FTA-Abs) test was assessed for 17 sera from syphilitic patients that were nonreactive in the Treponema pallidum immobilization (TPI) test but reactive in the FTA-Abs test. Thirty-three other sera from syphilitic patients and 19 sera from nonsyphilitic individuals were also examined by(More)
Feeley, John C. (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.). Classification of Vibrio cholerae (Vibrio comma), including El Tor vibrios, by infrasubspecific characteristics. J. Bacteriol. 89:665-670. 1965.-A study of the properties of 220 serotype O group I vibrios indicated striking similarity in most of their properties. However, by using four tests(More)