A novel genotype of Leptospira interrogans recovered from leptospirosis outbreak in southern Thailand.
A novel genotype of Leptospira interrogans recovered from leptospirosis outbreak in southern Thailand. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2019 May 31;: Authors: Thongdee M, Chaiwattanarungruengpaisan S, Lekcharoen P, Yimchoho N, Buathong R, Wiriyarat W Abstract We performed Leptospira culture of 76 clinical samples collected from animals and 6 soil samples for the investigation of a leptospirosis outbreak in southern Thailand, 2017. Recovery of leptospires was found in a kidney sample of a fatal canine leptospirosis case and all of the soil samples. 16S rRNA sequence analysis demonstrated that the clinical isolate was closely related to the pathogenic L. interrogans while the soil isolates were related to different species including the pathogenic L. ellisii, the intermediate L. wolffii and the non-pathogenic L. yanagawae. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) identified a novel sequence type (ST) of the isolate of L. interrogans in ST263, suggesting the causative agent of canine leptospirosis in the southern Thailand outbreak has a unique genetic profile. PMID: 31155602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionsThese potential secondary metabolites will be useful as metabolite markers and/or bioactive compounds for effective and durable approaches to address the BPH problem.
Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Saranya Vijayakumar, Rosemol Varghese, Chaitra Shankar, Jobin John Jacob, Karthick Vasudevan, Divyaa Elangovan, Veeraraghavan BalajiIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2019 37(2):147-162 The prime goal of molecular epidemiology is to identify the origin and evolution of pathogens, which can potentially influence the public health worldwide. Traditional methods provide limited information which is not sufficient for outbreak investigation and studying transmission dynamics. The recent advancement of next-generation sequen...
Conclusions: A higher seroprevalence of HEV as compared to HAV together with a co-infection rate of 2.07% mandates screening for HEV in all suspected cases of acute hepatitis, particularly pregnant women in whom the outcomes of HEV infection are poor. Health and civic authorities should make necessary efforts to counter epidemic or outbreak situations, thus reducing morbidity, mortality and economic burden.
Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of early identification of an outbreak, prompt response of the ICU and infection control teams, sound environmental and epidemiological surveillance methods to identify the source and stringent infection control measures to control the outbreak. Contaminated ultrasound gel can be a potential source for healthcare-associated infection, which cannot be overlooked.
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CONCLUSIONS: This outbreak highlighted communication failures, from hunters to consumers. Awareness should be raised on the relation between trichinellosis and game meat. Trichinella species detection is important for adequate outbreak recording and could contribute to better understanding the clinical and serological signs of T. britovi infection. PMID: 31732242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]