Ziyaad Valley-Omar

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Technical Appendix Technical Appendix Figure. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases among hospitalized children, Cape Town, South Africa. Stippled bar sections indicate non-ON1 genotype infections. Black bar sections indicate ON1 genotype infections. Technical Appendix Table. Epidemiologic observations for patients infected with respiratory syncytial(More)
BACKGROUND HIV-1 Gag virus like particles (VLPs) used as candidate vaccines are regarded as inert particles as they contain no replicative nucleic acid, although they do encapsidate cellular RNAs. During HIV-1 Gag VLP production in baculovirus-based expression systems, VLPs incorporate the baculovirus Gp64 envelope glycoprotein, which facilitates their(More)
Traditional modes of investigating influenza nosocomial transmission have entailed a combination of confirmatory molecular diagnostic testing and epidemiological investigation. Common hospital-acquired infections like influenza require a discerning ability to distinguish between viral isolates to accurately identify patient transmission chains. We assessed(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection in young children in both the community and hospital setting. METHODS The clinical presentation, patient and phylogenetic characteristicsof laboratory-confirmed cases of RSV, as well as risk factors for nosocomial infectionat Red Cross War Memorial(More)
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