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  1. Content type: Research article

    Tinea capitis is a common infection especially in poor resource settings. This study was aimed at determining the prevalence Tinea capitis in children from selected schools from an urban slum in Nairobi city o...

    Authors: Jedidah Ndunge Moto, John Muthini Maingi and Anthony Kebira Nyamache

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:274

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  2. Content type: Technical Note

    The current recommended protocol for chaperonin-60 (cpn60) universal target based microbiome profiling includes universal PCR of microbiome samples across an annealing temperature gradient to maximize the diversi...

    Authors: Lisa A Johnson, Bonnie Chaban, John C S Harding and Janet E Hill

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:253

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    Multi-drug-resistant Enterococci colonizing the intestinal tract of hospitalized patients are the major source of infection as well as nosocomial spread. Despite worldwide increasing rate of multidrug resistan...

    Authors: Abdulhakim Abamecha, Beyene Wondafrash and Alemseged Abdissa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:213

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  4. Content type: Research article

    During 2009 to 2012, Thailand had encountered 4 distinctive waves of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) (H1N1pdm) outbreaks. Considering the RNA nature of the influenza viral genome, a mutation in hemagglutin...

    Authors: Nathamon Kosoltanapiwat, Usa Boonyuen, Phisanu Pooruk, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Anek Mungaomklang, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit, Prasert Auewarakul and Pilaipan Puthavathana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:951

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The zoonosis brucellosis causes economically significant reproductive problems in livestock and potentially debilitating disease of humans. Although the causative agent, organisms from the genus Brucella, can be ...

    Authors: Krishna K Gopaul, Jessica Sells, Robin Lee, Stephen M Beckstrom- Sternberg, Jeffrey T Foster and Adrian M Whatmore

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:903

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The ever-expanding rollout of antiretroviral therapy in poor resource settings without routine virological monitoring has been accompanied with development of drug resistance that has resulted in limited treat...

    Authors: Peter Koigi, Musa Otieno Ngayo, Samoel Khamadi, Caroline Ngugi and Anthony Kebira Nyamache

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:890

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a zoonosis with great public health significance and can cause financial losses to animal owners. The knowledge of the epidemiology of Q fever in Egypt is limited. Reports...

    Authors: Mayada Gwida, Maged El-Ashker, Mohamed El-Diasty, Christina Engelhardt, Iahtasham Khan and Heinrich Neubauer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:881

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Escherichia coli is considered as the most common cause of urinary tract infection (UTI) and acquired multiple resistances to a wide range of antibiotics such as aminoglycosides. Enzymatic alteration of aminoglyc...

    Authors: Neda Soleimani, Mahdi Aganj, Liaqat Ali, Leili Shokoohizadeh and Türkân Sakinc

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:842

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) have been implicated in the ethiopathogenesis of Crohn’s disease (CD). In this study, we analyzed a collection of intestinal mucosa-associated E. coli isolates, presentin...

    Authors: Maria Pia Conte, Catia Longhi, Massimiliano Marazzato, Antonietta Lucia Conte, Marta Aleandri, Maria Stefania Lepanto, Carlo Zagaglia, Mauro Nicoletti, Marina Aloi, Valentina Totino, Anna Teresa Palamara and Serena Schippa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:748

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Point-of-care tests have the capacity to improve healthcare delivery by reducing costs and delay associated with care. A novel point-of-care immunochromatographic test for dual diagnosis of both HIV and syphil...

    Authors: Daniel Omoding, Victoria Katawera, Mark Siedner and Yap Boum II

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:746

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Acinetobacter species are recognised as important nosocomial pathogens that have become a major cause of invasive opportunistic infections in hospitalised patients. Their clinical significance is largely due to t...

    Authors: Bianca Gifford, Joseph Tucci, Simon J McIlroy and Steve Petrovski

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:732

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Whole genome (optical) mapping (WGM), a state-of-the-art mapping technology based on the generation of high resolution restriction maps, has so far been used for typing clinical outbreak strains and for mapping d...

    Authors: Julia S Sabirova, Basil Britto Xavier, Margareta Ieven, Herman Goossens and Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:704

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The trend of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) is increasing in Nepal. Limited studies have been reported investigating ESBL types and carbapenemases in E. coli.

    Authors: Ram Hari Pokhrel, Badri Thapa, Rajesh Kafle, Pradeep Kumar Shah and Chanwit Tribuddharat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:694

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Consumption of prebiotics may modulate gut microbiota, subsequently affecting the bacterial composition, metabolite profile, and human health. Previous studies indicate that also changes in intestinal integrit...

    Authors: Ellen Gerd Christensen, Tine Rask Licht, Thomas Dyrmann Leser and Martin Iain Bahl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:660

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The genus Mycobacterium contains more than 100 species, most of which are classified as non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). In Zambia, the NTM are slowly becoming recognized as pathogens of major public health si...

    Authors: Sydney Malama, Musso Munyeme, Sydney Mwanza and John Bwalya Muma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:622

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Louse- borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is a vector borne acute febrile illness caused by Borrelia recurrentis and the disease is more prevalent in the high risk groups like prisoners, yekoloremaries and street child...

    Authors: Mulat Yimer, Bayeh Abera, Wondemagegn Mulu, Belay Bezabih and Jemal Mohammed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:615

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Food-borne infections cause huge economic and human life losses worldwide. The most common contaminants of foods include Listeria monocytogenes Salmonellae and Staphylococcus aureus. L. monocytogenes is most noto...

    Authors: Solomon H Mariam, Nigus Zegeye, Tewodros Tariku, Emawayish Andargie, Nigatu Endalafer and Abraham Aseffa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:606

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Post surgical wound infections are global problem in the field of surgery associated with long hospital stay, higher treatment expenditure, morbidity and mortality. Hence to address the limited data in Ethiopi...

    Authors: Reiye Esayas Mengesha, Berhe Gebre-Slassie Kasa, Muthupandian Saravanan, Derbew Fikadu Berhe and Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:575

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The increasing and rapid spread of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae, particularly Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae represents an emerging public health threat. However, limited ...

    Authors: Arijit Bora, Rajkumari Sanjana, Brajesh Kumar Jha, Surya Narayan Mahaseth and Khilasa Pokharel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:557

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Integrative conjugative elements (ICEs) are mobile genetic elements (MGEs) that possess all genes necessary for excision, transfer and integration into recipient genome. They also carry accessory genes that im...

    Authors: Danielle J Smyth, Josephine Shera, Michelle J Bauer, Ainslie Cameron, Celia L McNeilly, Kadaba S Sriprakash and David J McMillan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:521

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of drug resistance is one of the priorities of tuberculosis (TB) control programs as drug resistance is increasing. New molecular assays are only accessible for a minority of the second line dr...

    Authors: Wassihun Wedajo, Thomas Schön, Ahmed Bedru, Teklu Kiros, Elena Hailu, Tesfamariam Mebrahtu, Lawrence Yamuah, Kristian Ängeby, Jim Werngren, Philip Onyebujoh, Kifle Dagne and Abraham Aseffa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:512

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a common and widespread problem contributing to a significant morbidity and mortality, attributed partly by the increase in antimicrobial resistance among the etiological...

    Authors: Joel Manyahi, Mecky I Matee, Mtebe Majigo, Sabrina Moyo, Stephen E Mshana and Eligius F Lyamuya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:500

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is an important swine pathogen and emerging zoonotic agent. Multilocus sequence typing allowed dividing S. suis serotype 2 into sequence types (STs). The ...

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:424

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Leptospirosis, a spirochaetal zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution, endemic in Europe, has been recognized as an important emerging infectious disease, though yet it is mostly a neglected disease which i...

    Authors: Adriana Calderaro, Giovanna Piccolo, Chiara Gorrini, Sara Montecchini, Mirko Buttrini, Sabina Rossi, Maddalena Piergianni, Flora De Conto, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Carlo Chezzi and Maria Cristina Medici

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:330

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