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Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus infections are infrequent in humans. A clinical and epidemiological study of a milk-borne outbreak caused by this organism is described. Fifteen patients (5 females, 10 males) with a median age of 70 years (range 47–86) were infected. Twelve (80%) had underlying diseases. Infection with S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of nervous system infections caused by herpesvirus, and to estimate the incidence of encephalitis due to herpes simplex virus type 1 in the adult population of the island of Gran Canaria. METHODS We studied 330 CSF specimens from(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in Spanish hepatitis B carriers, and to study the differences in epidemiological characteristics, e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion, serum DNA viral levels (VL) and liver function alterations. METHODS This study included 108 patients. Genotyping was carried out in 84 with the(More)
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