Mohammad Ansaruzzaman

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Aeromonads are causative agents of a number of human infections. Even though aeromonads have been isolated from patients suffering from diarrhea, their etiological role in gastroenteritis is unclear. In spite of a number of virulence factors produced by Aeromonas species, their association with diarrhea has not been clearly linked. Recently, we have(More)
Cholera Outbreaks Caused by an Altered Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor Biotype Strain Producing Classical Cholera Toxin B in Vietnam in 2007 to 2008 Binh Minh Nguyen, Je Hee Lee, Ngo Tuan Cuong, Seon Young Choi, Nguyen Tran Hien, Dang Duc Anh, Hye Ri Lee, M. Ansaruzzaman, Hubert P. Endtz, Jongsik Chun, Anna Lena Lopez, Cecil Czerkinsky, John D. Clemens, and Dong(More)
Diarrheal diseases are highly prevalent in Bangladesh. However, the relative contribution of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli organisms--those that are enterotoxigenic (ETEC), enteropathogenic (EPEC), enteroinvasive, enterohemorrhagic, enteroaggregative, and diffuse adherent--to diarrhea in Bangladeshi populations is not known. With DNA probes specific for(More)
the sample was deposited on an agar plate flooded with a suspension of a antimicrobial susceptible strain of Micrococcus luteus. After 24 h of incubation at 37°C, presence of antimicrobial activity in the sample was evident by a visible area of growth inhibition of M. luteus around the sample. Procedures for DNA extraction and16S rRNA gene amplification and(More)
Antibiotic resistance data, made available from laboratory records during eight cholera outbreaks between 1990 and 2004 showed Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 to have a low level of resistance (2-3%) to tetracycline during 1990-1991. Resistance increased for tetracycline (95%), chloramphenicol (78%), doxycycline (70%) and trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (97%)(More)
Forty-two episodes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections were detected in Beira, Mozambique, from January to May 2004. The majority of the isolates (81%) belonged to the pandemic serovars (O3:K6 and O4:K68) of V. parahaemolyticus. The pandemic serovars were positive by group-specific PCR (GS-PCR) and a PCR specific for open reading frame ORF8 (ORF8-PCR),(More)
OBJECTIVE As residents of sub-Saharan Africa are at high risk for HIV and cholera, it is biologically plausible that immune suppression caused by HIV infection predisposes to cholera. Our aim was to assess the potential association between both diseases. METHODS We conducted a case-control study in Beira, Mozambique, a high-risk area for HIV and cholera.(More)
Atypical Vibrio cholerae O1 strains - hybrid strains (strains that cannot be classified either as El Tor or classical biotype) and altered strains (El Tor biotype strains that produce classical cholera toxin) - are currently prevalent in Asia and Africa. A total of 74 hybrid and altered strains that harboured classical cholera toxin were investigated by(More)
Providencia alcalifaciens is a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae. There are reports that P. alcalifaciens can cause diarrhea, but the mechanism(s) by which it causes diarrhea is known. We studied P. alcalifaciens isolated from a child and two adults with diarrhea for enteropathogenicity. The three isolates did not exhibit any characteristic adherence(More)