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Belminus ferroae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) was collected from houses in the localities of San Alberto and Santa Catalina in the municipality of Toledo, Department of Norte de Santander, Colombia. Precipitin tests revealed that the main hosts of B. ferroae are insects belonging to the order Blattodea, whose haemolymph serves as food (89.43%). A low rate of(More)
BACKGROUND The USA300 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genetic background has rapidly emerged as the predominant cause of community-associated S. aureus infections in the U.S. However, epidemiologic characteristics of S. aureus household transmission are poorly understood. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of adults and(More)
In the recent past, there has been a rapid increase in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, especially community-associated (CA)-MRSA. Many media descriptions of MRSA are sensational and focus on its potential for severe disease and contagiousness. Our objective is to describe psychological and social morbidity(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the genotypic spectrum of environmental contamination of Staphylococcus aureus in households and its persistence. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal cohort investigation. SETTING Index participants identified at 2 academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS Adults and children with S. aureus skin infections and their household contacts(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients suffer from recurrent Staphylococcus aureus infections, but there are few data examining recurrence predictors. METHODS We followed adults and children after treatment for S. aureus skin infections and their household contacts in Los Angeles and Chicago. We surveyed subjects for S. aureus body colonization, household fomite(More)
Hunting and butchering of wildlife in Central Africa are known risk factors for a variety of human diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Due to the high incidence of human exposure to body fluids of non-human primates, the significant prevalence of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in non-human primates, and hunting/butchering associated cross-species(More)
Please check any of the following that describe your organization: Describe the overall purpose/mission of your organization and the planned initiatives and activities intended to uphold said objective(s). Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) works to enhance the campus and community environment to promote academic growth, professional development, and(More)
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