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A Japanese man suffered from acute respiratory tract infection after returning to Japan from Bali, Indonesia in 2007. Miyazaki-Bali/2007, a strain of the species of Nelson Bay orthoreovirus, was isolated from the patient's throat swab using Vero cells, in which syncytium formation was observed. This is the sixth report describing a patient with respiratory(More)
OBJECTIVE Warfarin is known to interact with many drugs; however, there are currently no descriptions of an interaction with linezolid in the literature. It was recently brought to our attention, however, that several warfarin-medicated patients have experienced an increase in the prothrombin time international normalized ratio (PT-INR) following the(More)
Hospital renovation projects pose risks of invasive infection by fungi from dust that is blown about during the period in question. Control measures to reduce the amount of dust during hospital renovation are thus necessary. Currently, no study has compared different control measures for effectiveness through more than one period of renovation. In this(More)
s from the 8th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) Bangkok, Thailand. 12-15 February 2017 Published: 22 February 2017 Session: Antimicrobial Resistance AR1 Key stakeholders’ perspectives on the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Thailand Nantanit Sutthiruk, Mari Botti, Julie Considine, Andrea(More)
Healthcare workers are exposed to serious infectious diseases via needlestick and sharps injuries. The operating room is a particularly important environment in which the risk for needlestick injuries is increased for surgical doctors. According to national surveillance studies, the proportion of needlestick and sharps injuries in operating rooms has been(More)
The monitoring of NVs in municipal wastewater by both real-time RT-LAMP and real-time RT-PCR, and the comparison of these two methods with respect to NV detection were carried out. The change in NVs detected by real-time RT-LAMP agreed well with that detected by real-time RT-PCR. In contrast, the correlation between the copy number determined by real-time(More)
Corynebacterium is a genus consisting of Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria, that is wildly distributed in nature. We report the epidemiological characterization of Corynebacterium spp. isolated from blood specimens at the Kurume University Hospital, between June 2008 and November 2011. Twenty-two strains that were likely Corynebacterium spp. were isolated(More)
A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak occurred in an advanced emergency medical service center between 2010 and 2011. Our objective was to evaluate the status of the MRSA outbreak, as monitored by molecular analysis. Twenty-eight MRSA strains were isolated from blood samples from 11 patients, from other specimens (pharynx, nasal(More)
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