Sharleen Bowes

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Eight novel human polyomaviruses have been discovered since 2007. Prevalence rates and tissue tropism for the most recent members HPyV 6, 7, 9, TSPyV and MWPyV are largely unknown. We used real-time PCR to determine the presence of HPyV 6, 7, 9, TSPyV and MWPyV in feces (n = 263), urine (n = 189), blood (n = 161), respiratory swabs (n = 1385) and(More)
BACKGROUND HIV is the most important risk factor for progression of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active tuberculosis (TB). Detection and treatment of LTBI is necessary to reduce the increasing burden of TB in the UK, but a unified LTBI screening approach has not been adopted. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of a TB risk-focused approach(More)
Photographs that provide a colorimetrically faithful image of the original object are known to be subjectively unacceptable. Color photographic films depict a distortion of the color of the original in order to produce a subjectively acceptable reproduction. The distorsions involved may not be appropriate for the reproduction of ocular fundus photographs.(More)
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