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Cowpox Virus Transmission from Pet Rats to Humans, Germany
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A cluster of cowpox virus (CPXV) infections in humans that occurred near Munich, Germany, around the beginning of 2009, involved pet rats from the same litter. Expand
VP1 sequences of German porcine parvovirus isolates define two genetic lineages.
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The complete capsid protein sequences (VP1/VP2) from seven recent field isolates from Germany, one isolate from the UK and one German vaccine strain were sequenced and analysed, along with two American (NADL-2 and Kresse), three Asian and 22 Brazilian partial PPV sequences retrieved from GenBank. Expand
Real-time PCR system targeting a chromosomal marker specific for Bacillus anthracis.
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An extensively evaluated and - to the current knowledge - specific TaqMan PCR assay for the detection of B. anthracis based on a chromosomal marker is presented. Expand
Real-time PCR protocol for the detection of porcine parvovirus in field samples.
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A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay with SYBR Green is described for detection of a broad range of porcine parvoviruses (PPV) and accurate virus quantification in porcines tissues and was linear over a 10(7) dilution range of template concentrations. Expand
[Prevalence and association of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), porcine parvovirus (PPV) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in aborted fetuses, mummified fetuses,
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A retrospective study to determine the presence of PCV2, porcine parvovirus (PPV) and porcines respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV) by PCR found no significant association between these viruses and reproductive failure in sows. Expand
Molecular analysis of Coxiella burnetii in Germany reveals evolution of unique clonal clusters.
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The results show that a combination of 8 MLVA markers provides the highest discriminatory power for attributing C. burnetii isolates to genotypes, and support the theory of predominant genotypes in the context of regional outbreaks. Expand
Inhibitory and bactericidal effect of Artilysin® Art-175 against colistin-resistant mcr-1-positive Escherichia coli isolates.
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The objectives of this study were to evaluate the potential of Art-175 against isolates that have high risk of developing pan-drug resistance; and to exclude a potential cross–resistance between colistin and Art- 175. Expand
Evaluating diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis in the southern part of Germany: A latent class analysis
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The specificity of the Bovigam® assay and the inter-laboratory agreement were lower than expected and the sensitivities and specificities of the different tests used within this surveillance program were higher than expected. Expand
Detection of the new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 in five SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen tests (RATs), Germany, March 2021
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SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOC) should not escape molecular surveillance as they are generally comparable to non-VOC strain and should be kept under molecular surveillance, while further studies with appropriate real-life clinical samples are warranted. Expand
Two alternative DNA extraction methods to improve the detection of Mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex members in cattle and red deer tissue samples
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Two DNA extraction methods were developed to process larger sample volumes to increase the detection sensitivity of mycobacterial DNA in animal tissue and improve the official diagnostic protocol. Expand
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