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  1. Content type: Research article

    Enteric parasitic infection among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients has been a significant health problem in developing countries like Nepal. This study was undertaken to access the burden of enteric...

    Authors: Ananda Ghimire, Shiva Bhandari, Sarmila Tandukar, Jyoti Amatya, Dinesh Bhandari and Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:204

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    Corynebacterium ulcerans is a pathogen causing diphtheria-like illness to humans. In contrast to diphtheria by Corynebacterium diphtheriae circulating mostly among humans, C. ulcerans ...

    Authors: Chihiro Katsukawa, Kaoru Umeda, Ikuko Inamori, Yuka Kosono, Tomokazu Tanigawa, Takako Komiya, Masaaki Iwaki, Akihiko Yamamoto and Susumu Nakatsu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:181

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    This paper describes a case of Salmonella cross-contamination in a food laboratory. In 2012, chocolate bars shipped from Belgium to the USA were prevented from entering the USA because a Salmonella Rissen strain ...

    Authors: Geertrui Rasschaert, K. De Reu, M. Heyndrickx and L. Herman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:156

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    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that has long plagued humanity as the most commonly contracted STD and is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. With the emergence of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases have als...

    Authors: Tshepo Malesela Mafokwane and Amidou Samie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:102

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    Helicobacter pylori, a gram-negative bacterium, can cause gastritis, peptic and duodenal ulcers. It is considered an important public health problem for both developed and developing w...

    Authors: Shamshul Ansari, Rajendra Gautam, Hari Prasad Nepal, Shankar Nand Subedi, Sony Shrestha, Fuleshwar Mandal, Brihaspati Rimal and Muni Raj Chhetri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:59

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal carriage is a potential niche for spread and a risk factor for subsequent infections. Despite the fact that medical students are exposed to patients in the...

    Authors: Benard Okamo, Nyambura Moremi, Jeremiah Seni, Mariam M. Mirambo, Benson R. Kidenya and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:47

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    Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the most common causative pathogens of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) associated with severe neurological complications. There is a great need to develop prophylactic vaccine agai...

    Authors: Xiaowen Wang, Xiangqian Xiao, Miao Zhao, Wei Liu, Lin Pang, Xin Sun, Shan Cen, Burton B. Yang, Yuming Huang, Wang Sheng and Yi Zeng

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:42

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    Mechanisms underlying the success of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic lung infection among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are poorly defined. The modA gene was previously linked to in vivo competitiveness of P. a...

    Authors: Simone Périnet, Julie Jeukens, Irena Kukavica-Ibrulj, Myriam M. Ouellet, Steve J. Charette and Roger C. Levesque

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:23

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of severe lower respiratory tract illness in young children worldwide. Treatment options for severe RSV disease remain limited and the development of therapeu...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Harcourt, Melissa McDonald, Pavel Svoboda, Jan Pohl, Kathleen Tatti and Lia M. Haynes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:11

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    Methicillin-resistance in staphylococci is conferred by the mecA gene, located on the genomic island Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCCmec). SCCmec mobility relies on the Ccr recombinases, which catalyze...

    Authors: Miloš Stojanov, P. Moreillon and O. Sakwinska

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:828

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    Although the sensitivity of Wet mount technique is questionable, it is the major diagnostic technique for routine diagnosis of intestinal parasitosis in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this study was the evalu...

    Authors: Mulat Yimer, Tadesse Hailu, Wondemagegn Mulu and Bayeh Abera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:820

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    Bloodstream infections (BSI) remain a major cause of mortality in patients with malignancies. We present the first report on the microbiological profile of bacteraemia and fungaemia among cancer patients in Gh...

    Authors: Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Appiah-Korang Labi, Michael Ebo Acquah and Eric S. Donkor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:742

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    Military personnel are high-risk people for parenteral and sexually transmitted diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Data regarding HBV and HCV prevalence among military person...

    Authors: Tigist Birku, Baye Gelaw, Feleke Moges and Abate Assefa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:737

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    Phage typing has been used for decades as a rapid, low cost approach for the epidemiological surveillance of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium. Although molecular methods are replacing phage...

    Authors: Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:728

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    Raw milk, raw fruit juice and raw fish are enriched with essential nutrients for human diet but are prone to microbial contamination along the value chain. This cross sectional study was conducted to assess ph...

    Authors: Hezron Emmanuel Nonga, Helena Aminiel Ngowi, Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela, Eliud Mutakyawa, Gabriel Busungu Nyahinga, Robert William and Mtumwa Mohd Mwadini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:727

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    Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is a major swine pathogen and zoonotic agent worldwide causing mainly meningitis and septicemia. Hyaluronate lyases are enzymes that degrade hyaluronic ac...

    Authors: Bruno Haas, Katy Vaillancourt, Laetitia Bonifait, Marcelo Gottschalk and Daniel Grenier

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:722

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    The bacterial stressed state upon temperature raise has widely been observed especially in Escherichia coli cells. The current study extended such physiological investigation on Bacillus spp. SUBB01 under aeratio...

    Authors: Md. Sakil Munna, Jannatun Tahera, Md. Mohibul Hassan Afrad, Ifra Tun Nur and Rashed Noor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:637

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    Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is an important porcine pathogen and emerging zoonotic agent responsible for meningitis, of which different sequence types predominate worldwide. Though b...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Auger, Myron Christodoulides, Mariela Segura, Jianguo Xu and Marcelo Gottschalk

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:607

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In India, since July 2012, at designated Microscopy Centers (DMCs) in 200 medical colleges, sputum smear examination for tuberculosis bacilli changed from Ziehl Neelsen (ZN) method to auramine based Light Emit...

    Authors: Badri Thapa, Lord Wasim Reza, Ajay MV Kumar, Ashish Pandey, Srinath Satyanarayana and Sarabjit Chadha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:596

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