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It is unclear whether patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continue to harbor the same genotype during hospital readmissions. We characterized 140 MRSA strains isolated from 33 persistent MRSA carriers with hospital readmissions. Nearly half of the patients continued to harbor the same genotype, and the rest acquired… (More)
Vibrio vulnificus is a marine pathogen capable of causing severe soft tissue infections and septicemia in humans. V. vulnificus biotype 2 is the etiological agent of fish vibriosis. We describe here the first draft genome sequence of V. vulnificus biotype 2, strain ES-7601, isolated from an infected eel in Japan.
The epidemiology of West Nile virus (WNV) in Israel is different from other neighbouring countries in the Middle East where disease burden has been minimal. We analysed a cohort of Ashkenazi Jewish patients with symptomatic WNV infection (n = 39), and WNV-negative controls (n = 61), for nine genetic variants that has been suggested to be associated with… (More)