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To the Editor: Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a zoonotic parasite that causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans after they ingest infective larvae in freshwater and terrestrial snails and slugs, paratenic hosts (such as freshwater fi sh, shrimps, frogs, and crabs), or contaminated vegetables. With the increase of income and living standards , and the(More)
Angiostrongyliasis is difficult to be diagnosed for the reason that no ideal method can be used. Serologic tests require specific equipment and are not always available in poverty-stricken zone and are time-consuming. A lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) may be useful for angiostrongyliasis control. We established a LFIA for the diagnosis of angiostrongyliasis(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza has been associated with heavy burden of mortality and morbidity in subtropical regions. However, timely forecast of influenza epidemic in these regions has been hindered by unclear seasonality of influenza viruses. In this study, we developed a forecasting model by integrating multiple sentinel surveillance data to predict influenza(More)
Coxsackievirus A8 (CV-A8), a member of the genus Enterovirus of the family Picornaviridae, can cause a variety of infectious diseases, such as hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), herpangina (HA), encephalitis, paralysis, myelitis, and meningitis. This is a first report of complete genome sequences of CV-A8 strains associated with HFMD/HA since the(More)
Condensation 1 Hysterectomy may have a more lasting adverse effect on ovarian reserve measured by 2 serum AMH level, when compared with myomectomy. 3 3 Abstract: 1 Objective: The aim of this study was to compare serum anti-Mullerian hormone 2 (AMH) levels following hysterectomy and myomectomy. 3 Study design: This is a prospective longitudinal observational(More)