Miguel Oscar Giordano

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Information concerning the disease burden of viral gastroenteritis has important implications for the use and monitoring the impact of public health policies. The present study, carried out in Córdoba city, Argentina, documents the epidemiology of severe viral diarrhea as well as the burden of viral gastrointestinal disease in the hospital children(More)
Diarrhea due to enteric pathogens is an important complication of advanced HIV infection. Picobirnaviruses are agents recently linked with human enteritis. In total, 197 fecal samples collected from HIV-infected and noninfected patients with and without diarrhea were investigated for the presence of rotavirus and picobirnavirus by polyacrylamide gel(More)
A study aimed to further understand the biology of porcine picobirnaviruses (PBV) was conducted between November 2003 and January 2008, on a farm located in the outskirts of Córdoba City, Argentina. PBV prevalence was examined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and silver staining (PAGE S/S) on a total of 265 samples collected from pigs divided into four(More)
Rotavirus G1 strains represent the most common genotype that causes diarrhea in humans and has been incorporated into both, monovalent and multivalent, rotavirus licensed vaccines. The aim of this study was to determine the evolution profile of G1 rotaviruses in Córdoba, Argentina, over a 27-year period (1980-2006). Intragenotype diversity, represented by(More)
To evaluate the prevalence of enteric viruses and their possible association with diarrhea, 244 stool samples were collected from HIV-infected and uninfected patients with or without diarrhea (subgroups I-a, Ib, II-a, and II-b, respectively). Subjects were screened by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, latex agglutination, and enzyme immunoassays for(More)
BACKGROUND On the basis of the published literature, it is still difficult to draw conclusions as to whether picobirnavirus (PBV) circulation is influenced by host species restriction. OBJECTIVE To provide data regarding the genetic relatedness between porcine and human PBV strains present in Argentina as a means of defining the host range and(More)
We carried out a seroepidemiologic survey to define the prevalence of human T cell lymphotropic virus types 1/2 (HTLV-1/2) infections among aboriginal populations from isolated regions of northern Argentina and the Amazon region of Peru. Antibodies against HTLV were measured with agglutination tests and confirmed with by an immunofluorescence assay (IFA)(More)
Routine rotavirus A (RV-A) surveillance is based on clinical cases, so only symptomatic infections are reported. The objective of this study was to determine whether the RV-A genotypes and cold seasonal pattern described in patients with diarrhea is reflected by sewage surveillance, which could be representative of the RV-A genotypes circulating in the(More)
Human astroviruses have been increasingly identified as important agents of diarrheal disease in children. However, the disease burden of astrovirus infection is still incompletely assessed. This paper reports results on the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of astrovirus-associated diarrhea, as well as the impact of astrovirus infection on the(More)
The persistence of poliovirus-neutralizing antibodies was investigated in 297 individuals residing in Argentina who had completed the vaccination cycle with four or five oral polio vaccine (OPV) doses 1 mo to 19 yr before this study. Seropositivity for the three polio types in individuals who had received four OPV doses remained high and stable, showing(More)