Comparison of histologic techniques for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in the framework of eradication programs Abstract Rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis in cattle reacting positive in antemortem assays is crucial in countries where eradication programs are operated to confirm the presence of the infection in tuberculosis-free herds. This study evaluated the accuracy of histopathologic examination by hematoxylin and eosin and Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining applied in this framework, when suspected lesions are caused by low infectious doses and are detected in early stages of the disease.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009;48:1254–1256 Influenza Virus Resistance to Antiviral Agents: A Plea for Rational Use + Author Affiliations Reprints or correspondence: Dr. Gregory A. Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 26, 02 July 2009 Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 26, 02 July 2009 Table of Contents Rapid communications by L Marinova, M Kojouharova, Z Mihneva PLOS 13/08/12 Impact of Imperfect Test Sensitivity on Determining Risk Factors: The Case of Bovine Tuberculosis Citation: Szmaragd C, Green LE, Medley GF, Browne WJ (2012) Impact of Imperfect Test Sensitivity on Determining Risk Factors: The Case of Bovine Tuberculosis. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43116. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043116 Editor: Frank Emmert-Streib, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom Received: May 30, 2012; Accepted: July 16, 2012; Published: August 13, 2012
NHS 10/07/09 Swine flu: early epidemiology Friday July 10 2009 Travellers returning from Mexico where swine flu originated In the first months of its outbreak in the UK, H1N1 mostly affected young people, and was most commonly spread through contact at school, research by the HPA has shown. These findings are based on an analysis of the first 252 cases of swine flu diagnosed in the UK after news of the virus broke. The findings suggest the following: Clinical diagnosis
PLOS 14/02/12 Modelling the Wind-Borne Spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus between Farms Abstract A quantitative understanding of the spread of contaminated farm dust between locations is a prerequisite for obtaining much-needed insight into one of the possible mechanisms of disease spread between farms. Here, we develop a model to calculate the quantity of contaminated farm-dust particles deposited at various locations downwind of a source farm and apply the model to assess the possible contribution of the wind-borne route to the transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus (HPAI) during the 2003 epidemic in the Netherlands. The model is obtained from a Gaussian Plume Model by incorporating the dust deposition process, pathogen decay, and a model for the infection process on exposed farms. Using poultry- and avian influenza-specific parameter values we calculate the distance-dependent probability of between-farm transmission by this route. Editor: Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University, United States of America
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J. Clin. Microbiol. November 2010 Initial Identification and Characterization of an Emerging Zoonotic Influenza Virus Prior to P + Author Affiliations Two cases of febrile respiratory illness associated with untypeable influenza A virus were identified in Southern California in March 2009. One was initially detected as influenza virus using an experimental diagnostic device in a clinical trial, while the other was detected at a local reference lab using a diagnostic PCR assay. In both cases, analyses yielded negative results for strain-specific tests targeting circulating strains of influenza A virus (seasonal H1 and H3).