Initial SARS-CoV-2 PCR crossing point does not predict hospitalization and duration of PCR positivity.
This study aimed to determine if the crossing point of the initial positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test correlated with patient demographics, subsequent hospitalization, or duration of positivity. Seventy-three patients with two or more positive PCR tests had a median time of 23 days to two consecutive negative results. PMID: 33069621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - October 10, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Eberly AR, Challener DW, Shweta FNU, Fida M, Boerger AC, Assi M, O'Horo JC, Binnicker MJ Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Triple therapy with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and ciclesonide for COVID-19 pneumonia.
We report the effectiveness and adverse effects of triple therapy with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and ciclesonide in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. The clinical condition of the patients improved within 5 days in response to the therapy. PMID: 33054978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - October 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mori N, Katayama M, Nukaga S Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Unique surface structures of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST8/SCCmecIVl.
Abstract Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) threatens human health. A local CA-MRSA with ST8/SCCmecIVl (CA-MRSA/J) has emerged in Japan, being associated with progression from bullous impetigo to potentially fatal invasive infection. We found that CA-MRSA/J has unique bacterial surface structures, spikes, spikes with a cap, and long spikes, reflecting clinical origins. PMID: 33060039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - October 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wan TW, Teng LJ, Yamamoto T Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Remdesivir use in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: A mini-review.
Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative viral pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), appears to have various clinical presentations and may result in severe respiratory failure. The global SARS-CoV-2-associated viral pneumonia pandemic was first reported in December 2019 in China. Based on known pharmacological mechanisms, many therapeutic drugs have been repurposed to target SARS-CoV-2. Among these drugs, remdesivir appears to be the currently most promising according to several clinical trials and reports of compassionate use. In this mini-review, we summari...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - October 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yang CJ, Wei YJ, Chang HL, Chang PY, Tsai CC, Chen YH, Hsueh PR Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

International air traffic and COVID-19 geographical incidence in Brazil.
PMID: 33060040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - October 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alves JG, Ferreira Lima TP Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 in people living with HIV.
PMID: 33046418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - October 2, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yamamoto S, Saito M, Nagai E, Toriuchi K, Nagai H, Yotsuyanagi H, Nakagama Y, Kido Y, Adachi E Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

COVID-19 associated with pulmonary aspergillosis: A literature review.
Abstract Bacterial or virus co-infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been reported in many studies, however, the knowledge on Aspergillus co-infection among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was limited. This literature review aims to explore and describe the updated information about COVID-19 associated with pulmonary aspergillosis. We found that Aspergillus spp. can cause co-infections in patients with COVID-19, especially in severe/critical illness. The incidence of IPA in COVID-19 ranged from 19.6% to 33.3%. Acute respiratory distress syndrome requiri...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - September 23, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lai CC, Yu WL Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Emergence of macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes emm12 in southern Taiwan from 2000 to 2019.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is an important pathogen causing morbidity and mortality worldwide. Surveillance of resistance and emm type has important implication to provide helpful information on the changing GAS epidemiology and empirical treatment. METHODS: To study the emergence of resistant GAS in children with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), a retrospective study was conducted from 2000 to 2019 in southern Taiwan. Microbiological studies, including antibiotic susceptibility, were performed. GAS emm types and sequences were determined by molecular methods. The population was...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - September 11, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tsai WC, Shen CF, Lin YL, Shen FC, Tsai PJ, Wang SY, Lin YS, Wu JJ, Chi CY, Liu CC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Efficacy of clarithromycin-naproxen-oseltamivir combination therapy versus oseltamivir alone in hospitalized pediatric influenza patients.
CONCLUSION: The clarithromycin-naproxen-oseltamivir combination group experienced a more rapid defervescence and a more rapid decline of influenza virus titer than the group treated with oseltamivir alone. Further consideration should be given to whether the overall benefits of combination therapy in hospitalized pediatric influenza patients outweigh the risks. PMID: 32978076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - September 11, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lee CW, Tai YL, Huang LM, Chi H, Huang FY, Chiu NC, Huang CY, Tu YH, Wang JY, Huang DT Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

In  vitro activity of arbekacin against multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli.
CONCLUSIONS: Arbekacin showed similar MIC50 values to amikacin and gentamicin, a lower MIC50 value than tobramycin, and a higher MIC50 value than plazomicin. PMID: 32962921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - September 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Albano M, Fleischmann WA, Greenwood-Quaintance KE, Patel R Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2-induced immunodysregulation and the need for higher clinical suspicion for co-infection and secondary infection in COVID-19 patients.
Abstract Cases of co-infection and secondary infection emerging during the current Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic are a major public health concern. Such cases may result from immunodysregulation induced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Pandemic preparedness must include identification of disease natural history and common secondary infections to implement clinical solutions. PMID: 32943328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - September 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Parrill A, Tsao T, Dong V, Huy NT Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori infection and autoimmune diseases; Is there an association with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune atrophy gastritis and autoimmune pancreatitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis study.
Abstract Autoimmune diseases are considered as one of the most important disorders of the immune system, in which the prolonged and chronic processes eliminate self-tolerance to the auto-antigens. The prevalence of autoimmune diseases has been increasing worldwide in the recent years. According to the literature, biological processes such as the host genome, epigenetic events, environmental condition, drug consumption, and infectious agents are the most important risk factors that make the host susceptible to the development of autoimmune diseases. In the recent years, the role of Helicobacter pylori in the induct...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Youssefi M, Tafaghodi M, Farsiani H, Ghazvini K, Keikha M Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Lemierre's syndrome in an acute myocardial infarction patient" [J Microbiol Immunol Infect 53 (1) (2020 Feb) 186-187].
Corrigendum to "Lemierre's syndrome in an acute myocardial infarction patient" [J Microbiol Immunol Infect 53 (1) (2020 Feb) 186-187]. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2020 Aug 21;: Authors: Chung YH, Ou TY, Li SJ, Chuang MK, Chang TI PMID: 32839119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 20, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chung YH, Ou TY, Li SJ, Chuang MK, Chang TI Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

The first study to detect co-infection of Entamoeba gingivalis and periodontitis-associated bacteria in dental patients in Taiwan.
In this study, we detected protozoa, Entamoeba gingivalis and other three common pathogenic bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia by the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on patients. PMID: 32839120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 12, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Huang JM, Ting CC, Chen YC, Yuan K, Lin WC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Current status of oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus infection in Shanghai, China: A multicenter study.
CONCLUSION: This study has characterized phenotypically and molecularly OS-MRSA in China, and provided insights into more effective management of OS-MRSA. PMID: 32819837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Liu JL, Li TM, Zhong N, Wang X, Jiang J, Zhang WX, Tang R, Guo YJ, Liu Y, Hu J, He LH, Tang J, Wu WJ, Li M Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

The preventive strategies of COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia.
PMID: 32807687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nurunnabi M Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Repeated COVID-19 relapse during post-discharge surveillance with viral shedding lasting for 67 days in a recovered patient infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Abstract A case who revealed the longest duration of viral shedding (67 days) in current reports, presented complicated characteristic on the relapse of COVID-19 due to the inconsistent performance of chest radiography and SARS-CoV-2-RNA detection after discharge. Lopinavir-interferon α2b boosted ribavirin following with lopinavir boosted budesonide might be a potent treatment for viral clearance. PMID: 32807688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Liu F, Cai ZB, Huang JS, Niu HY, Yu WY, Zhang Y, Yan TB, Chen C, Liu Y, Xu AF Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Analysis of antibiotics discontinuation during bone marrow suppression in childhood, adolescent and young adult patients with febrile neutropenia.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Antibiotics have been widely and efficaciously used for febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients. However, reports are scant regarding the risk factors for recurrent fever after discontinuation of antibiotics in a neutropenic state. Here, we investigated these factors using data from our previously reported randomized study regarding meropenem and piperacillin/tazobactam for pediatric patients with febrile neutropenia. PROCEDURE: We analyzed a total of 170 febrile episodes where first line antibiotic treatment was effective and discontinued before neutrophil recovery. RESULTS: Recur...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - August 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kobayashi R, Matsushima S, Hori D, Sano H, Suzuki D, Kishimoto K, Kobayashi K Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Loss of HPV type 16 E7 restores cGAS-STING responses in human papilloma virus-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas cells.
In this study, we show that CRISPR/Cas9-mediated loss of E7 from HPV + OPSCC cells, SCC2 and SCC104, restored cGAS-STING responses. Future work could involve HPV oncogene targeting leading to HPV + OPSCC tumour regression and that the combined use of STING agonists would induce favourable tumour clearance by activating appropriate anti-tumour responses. PMID: 32768338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bortnik V, Wu M, Julcher B, Salinas A, Nikolic I, Simpson KJ, McMillan NA, Idris A Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Containing SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals facing finite PPE, limited testing, and physical space variability: Navigating resource constrained enhanced traffic control bundling.
Abstract The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a focus by public health practitioners and scholars on ways to limit spread while facing unprecedented challenges and resource constraints. Recent COVID-19-specific enhanced Traffic Control Bundling (eTCB) recommendations provide a cogent framework for managing patient care pathways and reducing health care worker (HCW) and patient exposure to SARS-CoV-2. eTCB has been applied broadly and has proven to be effective in limiting fomite and droplet transmissions in hospitals and between hospitals and the surrounding community. At the same time, resource constrained conditions...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: De Georgeo MR, De Georgeo JM, Egan TM, Klee KP, Schwemm MS, Bye-Kollbaum H, Kinser AJ Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Clustering of Streptococcus gallolyticus subspecies pasteurianus bacteremia and meningitis in neonates.
CONCLUSION: Infection by a rare pathogen such as SGSP in multiple patients belonging to a single healthcare unit indicates that detailed investigation and stringent infection control policy are necessary for preventing further outbreaks of such diseases. PMID: 32768337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chen WC, Lee PI, Lin HC, Chang LY, Lee TF, Chen JM, Hsueh PR Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Role of biomarkers and effect of FIP-fve in acute and chronic animal asthma models.
CONCLUSIONS: There are many different immune responses in the different stages of the asthma process. Drug treatment at the appropriate times might help reduce the worsening of asthma. PMID: 32778497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wu CT, Lee YT, Ku MS, Lue KH Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Molecular diagnosis and therapy for cutaneous leishmaniasis of a returned traveler from Mexico.
We report a Case of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a patient who ever traveled to Mexico before the onset of a deteriorating wound around the swollen left eyebrow. A diagnosis of infection with Leishmania mexicana was made based on histopathological examination and molecular identification. Systemic treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and ketoconazole were administered with gradual healing of the lesion. Also, this traveler case implicates that the spread of endemic parasitic diseases may be a concealed risk on the public health for Taiwan underlying globalization. PMID: 32741680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tsai PH, Chen YT, Liau JY, Huang MH, Hsu HM, Yeong EK, Hung CC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Learning about the diagnosis of Bouveret syndrome from Bouveret.
PMID: 32709560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yale SH, Tekiner H, Yale ES Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Detection of norovirus and rotavirus among inpatients with acute gastroenteritis in a medical center in northern Taiwan, 2013-2018.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Norovirus (NoV) and rotavirus (RV) are among the most common causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) of all ages worldwide. There have been scanty reports of the epidemiology data of NoV AGE from clinical virologic laboratory. METHODS: All stool specimens sent to the virologic laboratory in a medical center in Taiwan for detection of both NoV (by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) and RV (by enzyme immunoassay) from 2013 to 2018 were included for analysis. RESULTS: A total of 15,991 specimens, annually ranging from 2430 in 2017-2915 in 2013, were included. 48.0% and 73.1%...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 10, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yen CS, Huang YC, Chen CJ, Shie SS, Yang SL, Huang CG, Tsao KC, Chiu CH, Hsieh YC, Kuo CY, Arthur Huang KY, Lin TY Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid analysis and mortality risk in systemic lupus erythematosus patients with pneumonia and respiratory failure.
CONCLUSION: There are high prevalence rates of PJP and CMV infections as evidenced by BALF analyses in SLE patients with pneumonia and respiratory failure. BALF analysis can facilitate rescue therapy per pathogen. Thrombocytopenia, bacteremia, and PJP in SLE patients can increase their 30-day mortality, so warrant early and aggressive treatments. PMID: 32675043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 10, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lai CC, Sun YS, Lin FC, Yang CY, Tsai CY Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

How the Islands of the South Pacific have remained relatively unscathed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32665107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 9, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Diarra I, Muna L, Diarra U Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of echovirus 11 and coxsackievirus B5 infections in Taiwanese children requiring hospitalization.
CONCLUSION: Aseptic meningitis, sepsis-like illness and acute liver failure were more commonly identified in children with Echo11 than those with CoxB5 infections, suggesting greater neurological tropism and virulence toward Echo11. PMID: 32653431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - July 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chen YC, Yang SL, Yang H, Lin TY, Hsieh YC, Huang KA, Kuo CY, Chiu CH, Huang YC, Chu SM, Chen CJ Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Co-infection of influenza B virus and SARS-CoV-2: A case report from Taiwan.
PMID: 32646801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Huang BR, Lin YL, Wan CK, Wu JT, Hsu CY, Chiu MH, Huang CH Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Disseminated gonococcal infection in a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria having received ravulizumab and meningococcal vaccine.
PMID: 32624359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yu ZY, Tsai MJ, Lin YJ, Liu WD, Chou SC, Hung CC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Performance evaluation of EuDx ™ ufPCR Flu & RSV detection kit for detection of influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus.
Performance evaluation of EuDx™ ufPCR Flu & RSV detection kit for detection of influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2020 Jun 27;: Authors: Lim YK, Kweon OJ, Kim HR, Kim TH, Cho AR, Lee MK Abstract EuDx™ ufPCR Flu & RSV Detection Kit (EUDIPIA, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea) is a recently developed molecular assay for simultaneously detecting influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). We evaluated this assay in a clinical setting and demonstrated its excellent performance for diagnosing influenza A/B and RSV infections. PMID...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 26, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lim YK, Kweon OJ, Kim HR, Kim TH, Cho AR, Lee MK Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Alteration of oral flora in betel quid chewers in Sri Lanka.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Betel quid chewing is known as a crucial risk factor for oral diseases such as periodontal diseases, oral cancer, and precancerous lesions in Southeast Asian countries. Although abnormal oral bacterial flora may be linked to betel quid related-oral diseases such as oral cancer, precancerous lesions, and periodontal diseases, little information is available on alterations of their oral flora thus far. To identify these alterations, we analyzed the oral flora in betel quid chewers (BQC) and non-chewers (NC) in Sri Lanka. METHODS: Samples obtained from buccal swabs of BQC and NC were analyze...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 26, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Uehara O, Hiraki D, Kuramitsu Y, Matsuoka H, Takai R, Fujita M, Harada F, Paudel D, Takahashi S, Yoshida K, Muthumala M, Nagayasu H, Chiba I, Abiko Y Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Anosmia and olfactory tract neuropathy in a case of COVID-19.
We reported a previously healthy man of COVID-19 presenting with anosmia as the obvious symptom with relevant radiological findings on brain magnetic resonance imaging. PMID: 32576457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 19, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Li CW, Syue LS, Tsai YS, Li MC, Lo CL, Tsai CS, Chen PL, Ko WC, Lee NY Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Estimation of the secondary attack rate of COVID-19 using proportional meta-analysis of nationwide contact tracing data in Taiwan.
Abstract Crude secondary attack rate (SAR) of COVID-19 in Taiwan was 0.84% using nationwide contact-tracing data till April 8, 2020. The random-effect Bayesian metaanalysis yielded 95% credible intervals of 0.42%-1.69% and 0.08%-8.32%, respectively, for estimated SAR pooling from 15 case series and for predicted SAR in the future if pandemic continues. PMID: 32553448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 10, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Huang YT, Tu YK, Lai PC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

In  vitro diagnostics of coronavirus disease 2019: Technologies and application.
In vitro diagnostics of coronavirus disease 2019: Technologies and application. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2020 Jun 05;: Authors: Lai CC, Wang CY, Ko WC, Hsueh PR Abstract Laboratory-based diagnostic measures including virological and serological tests are essential for detecting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reactions (rRT-PCR) can detect SARS-COV-2 by targeting open reading frame-1 antibodies (ORF1ab), envelope protein, nucleocapsid protein, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase genes, and the N1, N2, and N3 (3N) target ge...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 4, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lai CC, Wang CY, Ko WC, Hsueh PR Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

A graveyard keeper with severe hyperbilirubinemia caused by leptospirosis.
PMID: 32518036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - June 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chiu HH, Juan HL, Lu PL, Chang K Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Effectiveness of rapid multiplex polymerase chain reaction for early diagnosis and treatment of pertussis.
CONCLUSION: Testing patients with respiratory symptoms using mPCR can improve early diagnosis of pertussis, ensure proper treatment, and may help with outbreak control. PMID: 32513618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Oh SC, Park SM, Hur J, Choi EY, Jin HJ, Kim YK, Lee JH, Ahn JY, Lee JM Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Detection and genotyping of Giardia duodenalis from cattle and pigs in Hualien country, Eastern Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: This is the first epidemiological investigation of G. duodenalis infection in animals in Hualien, Taiwan. These results could provide epidemiological information for disease control and public health protection. PMID: 32505531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lam HYP, Chen TT, Tseng YC, Chang KC, Yang TH, Peng SY Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Bonuses and pitfalls of a paperless drive-through screening and COVID-19: A field report.
Abstract As the world witnessed the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2, the World Health Organization has called for governing bodies worldwide to intensify case findings, contact tracing, monitoring, and quarantine or isolation of contacts with COVID-19. Drive-through (DT) screening is a form of case detection which has recently gain preference globally. Proper implementation of this system can help remediate the outbreak. PMID: 32474025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lee E, Mohd Esa NY, Wee TM, Soo CI Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Lopinavir/ritonavir use in Covid-19 infection: is it completely non-beneficial?
This article points out some of those important lessons with some suggestions for future clinical trials. PMID: 32474026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 24, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Owa AB, Owa OT Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Effective strategies to prevent in-hospital infection in the emergency department during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
PMID: 32444346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 18, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kung CT, Wu KH, Wang CC, Lin MC, Lee CH, Lien MH Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Masks and closed-loop ventilators prevent environmental contamination by COVID-19 patients in negative-pressure environments.
Abstract Herein, we report that nosocomial infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may be mitigated by using surgical masks and closed looped ventilation for both non-critical and critical patients. These preventive measures resulted in no viral contamination of surfaces in negative pressure environments. PMID: 32425995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Su WL, Hung PP, Lin CP, Chen LK, Lan CC, Yang MC, Peng MY, Chao YC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Asymptomatic Infections with COVID-19.
This article reviews the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of asymptomatic infections with COVID-19, hoping it would be helpful for early prevention and control of this severe public health threat worldwide. PMID: 32425996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gao Z, Xu Y, Sun C, Wang X, Guo Y, Qiu S, Ma K Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

COVID-19 Outbreak in Nursing Homes in Singapore.
PMID: 32405290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - May 12, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tan LF, Seetharaman SK Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections with prolonged fever in a child: Delayed treatment is as important as macrolide resistance.
We report a 7-year-old girl who got Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with prolonged fever. Macrolide was used on day 14 of illness but fever persisted with progressive lung consolidation. Oral prednisolone was administered on day 33 then fever subsided with dramatically clinical improvement (decreased CRP and resolution of lung consolidation). In this case, delayed effective antibiotic treatment with inflammation may be the major factor contributing to the fever rather than ongoing infection. PMID: 32402726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - April 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sim JY, Chang YH, Chen WY, Chou Y, Hsu WY, Chen YC, Chang TH Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

A cluster of health care workers with COVID-19 pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2.
CONCLUSIONS: Human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 pneumonia has occurred among HCWs, and most of these infected HCWs with confirmed COVID-19 are mild cases. Our data suggest that in the epidemic area of COVID-19, stringent and urgent surveillance and infection-control measures should be implemented to protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19 infection. PMID: 32359943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - April 26, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wei XS, Wang XR, Zhang JC, Yang WB, Ma WL, Yang BH, Jiang NC, Gao ZC, Shi HZ, Zhou Q Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Big data integration and analytics to prevent a potential hospital outbreak of COVID-19 in Taiwan.
PMID: 32327328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - April 19, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chen FM, Feng MC, Chen TC, Hsieh MH, Kuo SH, Chang HL, Yang CJ, Chen YH Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Kenya: Preparedness, response and transmissibility.
This article highlights the preparedness, response, transmissibility of Covid-19 and proposes intuitions to manage COVID-19 in Kenya. Currently it is clear that since first confirmation to current, the transmission of the COVID-19 is exponentially increasing in Kenya. PMID: 32331980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - April 19, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Aluga MA Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Management of mild cases of COVID-19 in low-resource countries: An experience in Vietnam.
PMID: 32327330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - April 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Than HM, Nong VM, Nguyen CT, Thi Tran NH, Do CD, Pham TN Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research

Continuous temperature monitoring by a wearable device for early detection of febrile events in the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Taiwan, 2020.
PMID: 32331981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - April 12, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chung YT, Yeh CY, Shu YC, Chuang KT, Chen CC, Kao HY, Ko WC, Chen PL, Ko NY Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research