Patricia A Cordoba

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The protective immune responses against rubella virus (RV) are related to its neutralizing epitopes, an issue that is important to consider when assessing the immune status of patients with remote infection. In the present paper, we compare the antibodies detected by a synthetic-peptide-based enzyme immunoassay (EIA) with antibodies detected by the(More)
This paper evaluates the speciation and partitioning of mercury in two Spanish pulverised coal combustion power plants (PP1 and PP2), equipped with wet limestone-based flue gas desulphurisation facilities (FGD) operating with forced oxidation and re-circulation of FGD water streams. These plants are fed with coal (PP1) and coal/pet-coke blends (PP2) with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Rubella virus (RV) produces a subtle and slow-developing cytopathic effect in Vero cells that is difficult to recognize, especially at low multiplicities of infection. In order to facilitate the detection of RV in cell culture, we standardized a low-pH virus-mediated cell-fusion assay. STUDY DESIGN The incubation periods,(More)
The abatement of road dust emissions is currently a major challenge for sustainable transportation, causing exceedances of limits on particulate matter (PM) and high population exposures to mineral dust and metals. Mitigation measures have been proposed such as improved street cleaning and the use of dust suppressants. This study evaluated, for the first(More)
A full-scale field study was carried out at two Spanish coal-fired power plants equipped with electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and wet flue gas desulfurisation (FGD) systems to investigate the distribution of boron in coals, solid by-products, wastewater streams and flue gases. The results were obtained from the simultaneous sampling of solid, liquid and(More)
There is, apparently, only one serological type of rubella virus (RV) in the population, although several isolates exist with different characteristics. Some authors failed to detect significant differences among RV strains by neutralization, hemagglutination inhibition, and enzyme immunoassay using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies, but differences in(More)
We studied the presence of a neutralizing epitope of rubella virus (RV) in locally circulating strains in Cordoba, Argentina, using binding by the monoclonal antibody (MAb) H3. This epitope is contained in a sequence of the E1 glycoprotein (E1208-239) represented by the synthetic peptide SP15. H3 MAb showed specific binding to SP15 by enzyme-linked(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a domestic violence surveillance system. MATERIAL AND METHODS The strategies included implementation of a standard digitalized reporting and analysis system along with advocacy with community decision makers, strengthening inter-institutional attention networks, consultation for constructing internal flow charts, sensitizing and(More)
In this paper we determined the prevalence of mycoplasma contamination in 17 cell lines. Eighty per cent of the laboratories that currently use cell culture techniques participated in this study. Hoechst 33258 dye was used to detect mycoplasma contamination. The relationship between culture maintenance conditions and the presence of mycoplasma were(More)