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Gene encoding virulence markers among Escherichia coli isolates from diarrhoeic stool samples and river sources in rural Venda communities of South Africa
River water sources and diarrhoeic stools of residents in the Venda Region, Limpopo Province of South Africa were analysed for the prevalence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and the presence ofExpand
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Assessment of the microbial quality of river water sources in rural Venda communities in South Africa
The microbial quality of several, untreated surface water sources, used by rural communities in the Venda region of South Africa, was assessed to determine its safety for human consumption and toExpand
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Composition and antimicrobial activities of volatile components of Lippia javanica.
The volatile oil of Lippia javanica was prepared by hydrodistillation of leaves, flowers and stems, and characterized by GC-MS. The major component wasExpand
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Evaluation of the CDC safe water-storage intervention to improve the microbiological quality of point-of-use drinking water in rural communities in South Africa
The use of different concentrations of sodium hypochlorite solutions (placebo; 1% and 3.5% sodium hypochlorite solutions) and 2 water-storage containers (traditional plastic container and theExpand
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Characterization of the β‐Glucosidase Activity Produced by Enological Strains of Non‐Saccharomyces Yeasts
: The β-glucosidase activities of 20 wine-related non-Saccharomyces yeasts were quantified, characterized, and assessed for their efficiency in releasing aroma-enhancing compounds during theExpand
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Use of ceramic water filtration in the prevention of diarrheal disease: a randomized controlled trial in rural South Africa and zimbabwe.
To determine the effectiveness of ceramic filters in reducing diarrhea, we conducted a randomized controlled trial in Zimbabwe and South Africa, in which 61 of 115 households received ceramicExpand
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Norovirus prevalence and estimated viral load in symptomatic and asymptomatic children from rural communities of Vhembe district, South Africa
Highlights • NoV detection rates in cases and controls from children in Rural South Africa were not significantly different.• Estimated GII viral load significantly higher in symptomatic than inExpand
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A pilot assessment of water, sanitation, hygiene and home-based care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa.
A short-term assessment of water, sanitation, hygiene and home-based care services in two rural and two peri-urban communities in South Africa was made using specially designed questionnaires. TheExpand
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Anticipating rotavirus vaccines: epidemiology and surveillance of rotavirus in South Africa.
Rotavirus infection is associated with acute infantile gastroenteritis in infants and young children globally. In South Africa, rotavirus infection has been shown to be associated with approximatelyExpand
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Emergence and characterization of serotype G9 rotavirus strains from Africa.
Serotype G9 strains have been detected sporadically and in localized outbreaks in various African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau,Expand
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