Richard Belkengren

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An outbreak of adenovirus infection that involved residents of a pediatric chronic-care facility, staff of a tertiary-care hospital, and a nosocomial hospital case was studied. In the pediatric facility, 31 (33%) of 93 residents had adenovirus infection, and 8 died. Risk factors for illness were an age of < 7 years (P = .004), presence of a tracheostomy (P(More)
An ineffective strain of Rhizobium trifolii, T24, produced an antibiotic active against other strains from several species of Rhizobium. The antibiotic was relatively stable to heat treatment below 90° C but was irreversibly inactivated by low pH and by unidentified microbial contaminants. Activity was readily destroyed by papain but not by trypsin,(More)