Rejane S N Silva

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Escherichia coli strains isolated from sporadic cases of acute diarrhea in children and adults and from children without diarrhea were investigated for the presence of the pAA plasmid. Strains harboring the pAA plasmid were isolated at similar frequencies from children with (19.6%) and without (10.8%) diarrhea and from adults with diarrhea (11.8%). The(More)
BACKGROUND Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) are a heterogeneous category of emerging pathogens associated with acute and persistent diarrhea. METHODS We performed a case-control study to evaluate the association of EAEC strains and their virulence markers with infantile diarrhea in Brasilia, Brazil. RESULTS Of the EAEC markers that were tested,(More)
Pertussis is a worldwide acute respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Despite high vaccine coverage, the bacterium continues to circulate in populations and is still one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases. In Brazil, pertussis incidence has presented a significant decrease since 1990 but since 2011 a sudden increase(More)
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