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BACKGROUND Avian influenza A H6N1 virus is one of the most common viruses isolated from wild and domestic avian species, but human infection with this virus has not been previously reported. We report the clinical presentation, contact, and environmental investigations of a patient infected with this virus, and assess the origin and genetic characteristics(More)
Most RGB-D-based research focuses on scene reconstruction, gesture analysis, and simultaneous localization and mapping, but only a few study its impacts on face recognition. A common yet challenging scenario considered in face recognition takes a single 2D face of frontal pose as the gallery and other poses as the probe set. We consider a similar scenario(More)
We report a parkinsonian phenotype of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) in three female sibs from one Taiwanese family, found in a genetic analysis of 60 patients from 49 families with familial parkinsonism. Initially, all three patients presented with early onset resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and good response to levodopa. In the later stages,(More)
Dengue is a mosquito-transmitted virus infection that causes epidemics of febrile illness and hemorrhagic fever across the tropics and subtropics worldwide. Annual epidemics are commonly observed, but there is substantial spatiotemporal heterogeneity in intensity. A better understanding of this heterogeneity in dengue transmission could lead to improved(More)
Taiwan had been free of indigenous human and animal rabies case since canine rabies was eliminated in 1961. In July 2013, rabies was confirmed among three wild ferret-badgers, prompting public health response to prevent human rabies cases. This descriptive study reports the immediate response to the reemergence of rabies in Taiwan. Response included(More)
Die Influenza-assoziierte Übersterblichkeit wird von öffentlichen Gesundheitsorganisationen für Österreich mit bis zu 6000 Todesfällen pro Grippesaison angegeben, was deutlich über jener von angrenzenden Staaten liegt. Ziel unserer Analyse war eine zuverlässige Schätzung der Influenza-assoziierten Exzessmortalität. Aus der Differenz zwischen beobachteter(More)
PURPOSE We herein examine whether macrophage inflammatory protein-3alpha (MIP-3alpha) is a biomarker for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and whether it is involved in modulating NPC cell functions. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The study population comprises 275 NPC patients and 250 controls. MIP-3alpha levels in tissues and sera were examined by(More)
In this study, we combine graphene with gold oxide (AuOx), a transparent and high-work-function electrode material, to achieve a high-efficient, low-bias, large-area, flexible, transparent, broadband, and bifacial-operable photodetector. The photodetector operates through hot electrons being generated in the graphene and charge separation occurring at the(More)
The virtual view synthesis reference software offered by the MPEG standard committee adopts the forward warping technique in projecting the depth map from the reference view to the target (virtual) view location. Often, this warping process results in many artifacts, holes and cracks, due to quantization errors and occlusion. In this study, we propose a(More)
We demonstrate an inspection technique, based on only one ellipsometric parameter, Ψ, of spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE), for the rapid, simultaneous identification of both the structural quality and thicknesses of large-area graphene films. The measured Ψ spectra are strongly affected by changes in the out-of-plane absorption coefficients (αTM); they are(More)