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Universal varicella-zoster virus (VZV) childhood vaccination is still debated, but adult chickenpox may be severe. It could be prevented by vaccination of seronegative adolescents. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of coadministration of a VZV vaccine and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) booster at 12 y of age. Guardians of 1231 12-y-old pupils(More)
The capacity of 59 isolates ofSerratia marcescens, obtained from urinary tract infections, wounds, and contact lenses or their paraphernalia, to agglutinate erythrocytes from different animal species was tested. Three main patterns were found: mannose-sensitive agglutination of guinea-pig, fowl or horse erythrocyte; mannose-resistant agglutination of(More)
In March 1999, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred affecting 30 day-care centres served by the same caterer. A retrospective cohort study was performed in 13 randomly selected day-care centres to determine the source and mode of transmission. Electron microscopy and PCR were used to verify the diagnosis. The overall attack rate (AR) was 37% (195/524):(More)
In recent decades, Serratia marcescens has been established as a cause of infections difficult to treat, and several outbreaks of nosocomial infections have been reported, mostly from the USA. However, serratia infections affecting bones and joints are very rare; only a few such cases have previously been reported from Europe. We report 7 patients with(More)
Twenty-four different brands of contact lens solutions were experimentally inoculated with strains of S. marcescens, S. liquefaciens and E. coli. Only flexol and hexidin could sufficiently suppress the growth of Serratia strains. If a soaking agent is to be effective in suppressing S. marcescens it must have a chlorhexidine concentration of at least 50(More)
Serratia marcescens is a Gram negative rod which for a century and a half was considered a harmless saphrophyte. However, medical technology and the use of antibacterial agents have created ecological niches for this bacterium, which is now a medical problem. The bacterium is encountered in connection with contact lens keratitis, often associated with(More)
The adherence of 4 isolates of Serratia marcescens, 1 isolate of Serratia liquefaciens, 1 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and 2 of Staphylococcus epidermidis to blood transfusion sets (CPD-SAGMAN) consisting of bags and connecting tubing was tested. All strains adhered well to the connecting tubes (polyvinyl chloride) from the transfusion sets from 3(More)
Since 1989 the reporting of chlamydia infections is regulated by the Contagious Diseases Act, which stipulates that a physician who detects chlamydia is obliged to trace the patient's sexual partner(s). Up to 1994 the annual decrease in the number of chlamydia cases was 20 percent, which did not meet the goal stipulated by the County Council. A(More)
Samples of five different solutions for disinfection of soft contact lenses were experimentally inoculated with a strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Serratia marcescens. No bacteria could be detected after one hour in solutions with biguanids, while they survived in reduced number up to 72 h in solutions with polyquaternium as active substance. However,(More)