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Birds, migration and emerging zoonoses: west nile virus, lyme disease, influenza A and enteropathogens.
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A better understanding of avian migration patterns and infectious diseases of birds would be useful in helping to predict future outbreaks of infections due to emerging zoonotic pathogens. Expand
A Timescale for Evolution, Population Expansion, and Spatial Spread of an Emerging Clone of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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This work investigates an MRSA strain that is highly prevalent in hospitals in Central Europe and reconstructs its recent demographic history and the spatiotemporal dynamics of spread, finding extremely low diversity among European ST225 isolates, indicating that a recent population bottleneck had preceded the expansion of this clone. Expand
Nitrincola lacisaponensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from an alkaline, saline lake.
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On the basis of genotypic and phenotypic characterization, it was concluded that strain 4CAT should be placed in a separate taxon as a novel genus and species, with the proposed name Nitrincola lacisaponensis gen. nov. Expand
Virulence Genes and Genotypic Associations in Nasal Carriage, Community-Associated Methicillin-Susceptible and Methicillin-Resistant USA400 Staphylococcus aureus Isolates
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It is suggested that the presence of additional virulence factors in USA400 CA-MRSA strains compared to the nasal carriage and clinical MSSA strains probably contributed to their enhanced virulence. Expand
Genetic Variants of Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infecting Dogs in Western Washington State
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The occurrence of canine granulocytic anaplasmosis in western Washington State suggests that A. phagocytophilum infection should be considered in differential diagnoses of dogs presenting with lethargy, anorexia, fever, and lameness, particularly in the context of lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, and increased serum alkaline phosphatase. Expand
Evidence of Multiple Virulence Subtypes in Nosocomial and Community-Associated MRSA Genotypes in Companion Animals from the Upper Midwestern and Northeastern United States
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The presence of human MRSA clones in these animals suggests possible reverse zoonotic transmission and the first case of a USA300 genotype in a pig is reported. Expand
Congenital and idiopathic scoliosis: clinical and genetic aspects.
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Synteny analysis of mouse candidate genes for CS and IS holds promise due to the close evolutionary relationship between mice and human beings. Expand
Molecular Characteristics of Nosocomial and Native American Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clones from Rural Wisconsin
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In central and northern Wisconsin methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first detected in 1989 and over the next 10 years, 581 MRSA isolates were collected, 17.2% of which came from patients who were treated at five Native American clinics, suggesting their nosocomial origin. Expand
Leptotrichia amnionii sp. nov., a Novel Bacterium Isolated from the Amniotic Fluid of a Woman after Intrauterine Fetal Demise
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A novel bacterium was isolated and characterized from the amniotic fluid of a woman who experienced intrauterine fetal demise in the second trimester of pregnancy, indicating that L. amnionii is a distinct species and most closely related to L. sanguinegens. Expand
Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in a breeding colony of African clawed frogs (Xenopus tropicalis).
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A cutaneous infection by a chytridiomycete fungus observed in two frogs could have been a cofactor in the die-off of clawed frogs imported to the United States from western Africa. Expand
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