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Arq. Ciênc. Vet. Zool. UNIPAR (Online) ; 24(1, cont.): e2410, jan-jun. 2021.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1283536

ABSTRACT

As bactérias do gênero Salmonella são um dos principais problemas na produção animal e, consequentemente, na produção de alimentos. Elas são causadoras principalmente de gastroenterites, com alguns serovares podendo resultar na morte do animal ou indivíduo afetado. Órgãos governamentais em todo o mundo determinam condições mínimas de segurança alimentar, exigindo a ausência de Salmonella nos alimentos, sendo exigida análise de no mínimo 25 gramas de amostragem a cada lote. Dessa forma, seu controle na produção animal também é necessário, devido à grande prevalência existente. Dentre as várias estratégias de controle apresentadas, destaca-se o uso de sobrenadantes livres de células (SLC) produzidos por bactérias lácticas, com grande número de pesquisas in vitro. Nesse contexto, o objetivo deste artigo é revisar os avanços recentes no uso de SLC contra Salmonella. Ao final do trabalho, pode-se observar que os SLC têm grande potencial para utilização na produção animal, embora ainda seja necessária uma completa caracterização da sua ação in vivo.(AU)


Bacteria of the Salmonella genus are one of the main problems in animal production and, consequently, in food production. They mainly cause gastroenteritis, with some serovars that can result in the death of the affected animal or individual. Government agencies around the world determine minimum conditions for food safety, requiring the absence of Salmonella in foods, requiring analysis of at least 25 grams of sampling for each batch. Thus, its control in animal production is also necessary, due to the high prevalence that exists. Among the various control strategies presented, the use of cell-free supernatants (CFS) produced by lactic acid bacteria stands out, with a large number of in vitro research. In this context, the purpose of this article is to review recent advances in the use of CFS against Salmonella. At the end of the research, it can be seen that CFS have great potential for use in animal production, although a complete characterization of their in vivo action is still needed.(AU)


Las bacterias del género Salmonella son uno de los principales problemas en la producción animal y, en consecuencia, en la producción de alimentos. Son principalmente la causa de gastroenteritis, con algunos serovares que pueden resultar en la muerte del animal o individuo afectado. Las agencias gubernamentales de todo el mundo determinan las condiciones mínimas para la seguridad alimentaria, lo que requiere la ausencia de Salmonella en los alimentos, lo que requiere el análisis de al menos 25 gramos de muestreo para cada lote. Por tanto, su control en la producción animal también es necesario, debido a la alta prevalencia que existe. Entre las diversas estrategias de control presentadas, destaca el uso de sobrenadantes libres de células (SLC) producidos por bacterias del ácido láctico, con un gran número de investigaciones in vitro. En este contexto, el propósito de este artículo es revisar los avances recientes en el uso de SLC contra Salmonella. Al final del trabajo, se puede ver que los SLC tienen un gran potencial para su uso en la producción animal, aunque aún se necesita una caracterización completa de su acción in vivo.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Salmonella , Disaster Prevention and Mitigation , Fermentation , Gastroenteritis , Death , Serogroup
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Article in Spanish | LILACS, BDNPAR | ID: biblio-1337689

ABSTRACT

Salmonella enterica es un patógeno transmitido por alimentos y agente etiológico de brotes alimentarios de gran impacto en la salud humana. El aumento de la resistencia bacteriana constituye una amenaza a la salud pública, la aparición de cepas de Salmonella con resistencia a múltiples antimicrobianos (MDR) fue descrita en humanos, alimentos y animales para consumo; por ello se considera muy importante conocer la situación epidemiológica local. El objetivo de este trabajo fue generar información sobre los serotipos circulantes, resistencia a los antibióticos y presencia de resistencia simultánea a múltiples fármacos en Salmonella provenientes de muestras clínicas humanas y muestras de alimentos en el periodo desde 2017 a 2019. Fueron analizadas un total de 668 cepas de Salmonella aisladas en los años 2017, 2018 y 2019 a partir de muestras clínicas humanas y de alimentos, en el Laboratorio Central de Salud Pública y/o remitidas por Laboratorios de la Red de Enteropatógenos. Se observaron serotipos muy diversos con prevalencia del serovar Heidelberg en alimentos y Typhimurium en muestras de humanos. Se encontró que el 45,4% de las cepas fueron sensibles a todos los antibióticos (ATB), el 35,6% fueron resistentes de 1 a 6 ATB y el 19% con sensibilidad intermedia; observándose mayor resistencia a Tetraciclina, Ác. Nalidíxico, Ampicilina y Nitrofurantoína, en menor grado se evidenció resistencia a cefalosporinas (C3ªG) y a ciprofloxacina. El 16.9% de las cepas presentaron resistencia múltiple (3 o más antibióticos) con 37 fenotipos distintos. Las serovariedades que presentaron mayor resistencia a los antimicrobianos fueron Heidelberg, Schwarzengrund y Typhimurium


Salmonella enterica is a foodborne pathogen and etiological agent of food outbreaks with a great impact on human health. The increase in bacterial resistance constitutes a threat to public health. The appearance of Salmonella strains with resistance to multiple antimicrobials (MDR) has already been described in humans, food and animals for consumption; for this reason, it is considered very important to know the local epidemiological situation. The target of this work was to generate information on circulating serotypes, antibiotic resistance and the presence of simultaneous resistance to multiple drugs in Salmonella from human clinical samples and food samples in the period from 2017 to 2019. A total of 668 Salmonella strains isolated in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 were analyzed from human and food clinical samples, at the Central Public Health Laboratory and / or sent by Laboratories of the Enteropathogens Network. Very diverse serotypes were observed with prevalence of Heidelberg serovar in food and Typhimurium in human samples .It was found that 45,4% of the strains were sensitive to all antibiotics (ATB), 35,6% were resistant from 1 to 6 ATB and 19% with intermediate sensitivity; observing greater resistance to Tetracycline, Ác. Nalidixic, Ampicillin and Nitrofurantoin, to a lesser degree resistance to cephalosporins (C3ªG) and ciprofloxacin was evidenced. The 16.9% the strains presented multiple resistance (3 or more antibiotics) with 37 different phenotypes. The serovars with the highest antimicrobial resistance were Heidelberg, Schwarzengrund and Typhimurium


Subject(s)
Animals , Salmonella , Drug Resistance, Microbial , Anti-Infective Agents , Serogroup
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Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(4): 395-401, ago. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138564

ABSTRACT

Resumen Introducción: La salmonelosis es una zoonosis universal, causante de frecuentes brotes de enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos; Salmonella enterica es la especie con la mayor prevalencia, describiéndose un aumento progresivo de su resistencia a antimicrobianos. Objetivo: Determinar la frecuencia de serotipos y los patrones de resistencia antimicrobiana en aislados de S. enterica remitidos al Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. Materiales y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, transversal. Se incluyeron en el estudio todas las cepas remitidas como parte de la vigilancia nacional basada en laboratorio entre los años 2012 y 2015. Las cepas fueron confirmadas mediante pruebas convencionales y serotipificadas por el esquema de Kauffmann-White; la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana y la confirmación del fenotipo BLEE se realizó según el método de Kirby-Bauer y método de Jarlier. Resultados: Un total de 540 cepas de S. enterica fueron incluidos en el estudio, de las que 96% (520/540) correspondió a cepas de origen humano y 4% (20/540) de origen no humano (aves, alimentos y ambiental). En muestras humanas, el serovar más frecuente fue S. Infantis (57%), seguido de S. Enteritidis (27%) y S. Typhimurium (6%). Se encontró una alta resistencia a nitrofurantoína (74%), ácido nalidíxico (64%), ciprofloxacina (63%), tetraciclina (63%), ampicilina (56%), cotrimoxazol (56%), cefotaxima (53%) y cloranfenicol (50%). En muestras no humanas, el serotipo más frecuente fue S. Infantis (45%), seguido de S. Typhimurium (40%) y S. Enteritidis (10%). encontrándose una alta resistencia a ciprofloxacina (45%), cotrimoxazol (40%), y tetraciclina (40%). El 65% del total de las cepas presentó resistencia a más de dos antimicrobianos, 43,3% fueron productoras de BLEE y 99% de éstas presentaron resistencia a entre seis y ocho antimicrobianos. Conclusiones: Se encontró una alta frecuencia de Salmonella Infantis productoras de BLEE, con multi-resistencia a los antimicrobianos en los aislados de muestras humanas y no humanas recibidas en el Instituto Nacional de Salud.


Abstract Background: Salmonellosis is a universal zoonosis, causing frequent outbreaks of foodborne illness; Salmonella enterica is the species with the highest prevalence, a progressive increase in its resistance to antimicrobials is described. Aim: To determine the frequency of serovars and antimicrobial resistance patterns in S. enterica isolates submitted to the National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. All strains referred as part of national laboratory-based surveillance between 2012 and 2015 were included in the study. Strains were confirmed by conventional tests and serotyped by the Kauffmann-White scheme; antimicrobial susceptibility and confirmation of the BLEE phenotype was performed according to the method of Kirby-Bauer and Jarlier's method. Results: A total of 540 strains of S. enterica were included in the study, where 96% (520/540) corresponded to human strains and 4% (20/540) to non-human strains (birds, food and environmental). In human samples, the most frequent serovar was S. Infantis (57%), followed by S. Enteritidis (27%) and S. Typhimurium (6%). High resistance to nitrofurantoin (74%), nalidixic acid (64%), ciprofloxacin (63%), tetracycline (63%), ampicillin (56%), sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (56%), cefotaxime (53%) and chloramphenicol (50%) was detected. In non-human samples, the most frequent serotype was S. Infantis (45%), followed by S. Typhimurium (40%) and S. Enteritidis (10%); a high resistance to nalidixic acid (55%), ciprofloxacin (45%), sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (40%), nitrofurantoin (40%), tetracycline (40%) was found. 65% of all strains had resistance to more than two antibiotics, 43,3% were ESBL producers and 99% of these had resistance between six and eight antibiotics. Conclusions: We found a high frequency of S. Infantis producing ESBL with multi-resistance to the antimicrobials in human and nonhuman samples received by the National Institute of Health.


Subject(s)
Salmonella enterica/drug effects , Peru/epidemiology , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Cross-Sectional Studies , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial/drug effects , Serogroup , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
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J. oral res. (Impresa) ; (2020,Perspectives in Oral Sciences): 39-48, mar. 31, 2020. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1151817

ABSTRACT

In the last two decades, the increase in population genetics studies has contributed to elucidating important questions about the evolution of the pathogenesis of bacteria of clinical interest. The objective of this study is to revise and update the knowledge of the last fifteen years regarding the genetic variability of Streptococcus mutans and their association with dental caries. Streptococcus mutans, one of the most widely distributed bacteria in the world, are heavily associated with this condition. This research shows the results of numerous studies carried out in various countries that, using molecular and biochemical methods, revealed associations between different serotypes and caries activity. In addition, it is reported that the population genetics structure of Streptococcus mutans in Argentina is highly recombinant, which reflects the largest waves of human immigration that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries. On the other hand, demographic analysis suggests that these bacteria experienced a population expansion that coincided with the beginning of agricultural development.


En las últimas dos décadas el incremento de los estudios de genética de poblaciones ha contribuido a dilucidar cuestiones importantes sobre la evolución de la patogénesis de bacterias de interés clínico. El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar una actualización sobre los conocimientos de los últimos quince años referidos a la variabilidad genética de Streptococcus mutans y su relación con la caries dental. Streptococcus mutans, de amplia distribución mundial, es una de las bacterias más fuertemente asociada a dicha enfermedad. En este trabajo se muestran resultados de numerosos estudios realizados en diferentes países que utilizando métodos moleculares y bioquímicos revelaron asociaciones entre diferentes serotipos y la actividad de caries. Además, se reporta que la estructura genética poblacional de Streptococcus mutans de Argentina es de alto nivel recombinante, lo que reflejaría las grandes oleadas inmigratorias humanas ocurridas en los siglos 19thy 20th. Por otra parte, los análisis demográficos sugieren que esta bacteria experimentó una expansión poblacional coincidente con el comienzo del desarrollo de la agricultura


Subject(s)
Humans , Streptococcus mutans/genetics , Genetic Variation , Dental Caries/microbiology , Argentina/epidemiology , Demography , Emigration and Immigration , Serogroup , Genetics, Population
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 24(1): 13-24, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089334

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Dengue has been a significant public health problem in Colombia since the simultaneous circulation of the four dengue virus serotypes. The replicative fitness of dengue is a biological feature important for virus evolution and contributes to elucidating the behavior of virus populations and viral pathogenesis. However, it has not yet been studied in Colombian isolates. This study aimed to compare the replicative fitness of the four dengue virus serotypes and understand the association between the serotypes, their in vitro infection ability, and their replication in target cells. We used three isolates of each DENV serotype to infect Huh-7 cells at an MOI of 0.5. The percentage of infected cells was evaluated by flow cytometry, cell viability was evaluated by MTT assay, and the pathogenicity index was calculated as a ratio of both parameters. The replicative fitness was measured by the number of viral genome copies produced using quantitative PCR and the production of infectious viral progeny was measured by plaque assay. We showed that Huh-7 cells were susceptible to infection with all the different strain isolates. Nevertheless, the biological characteristics, such as infectious ability and cell viability, were strain-dependent. We also found different degrees of pathogenicity between strains of the four serotypes, representative of the heterogeneity displayed in the circulating population. When we analyzed the replicative fitness using the mean values obtained from RT-qPCR and plaque assay for the different strains, we found serotype-dependent behavior. The highest mean values of replicative fitness were obtained for DENV-1 (log 4.9 PFU/ml) and DENV-4 (log 5.28 PFU/ml), followed by DENV-2 (log 3.9 PFU/ml) and DENV-3 (log 4.31 PFU/ml). The internal heterogeneity of the replicative fitness within each serotype could explain the simultaneous circulation of the four DENV serotypes in Colombia.


Subject(s)
Humans , Virus Replication/genetics , Dengue Virus/genetics , Dengue Virus/pathogenicity , Serogroup , Viral Plaque Assay , Reference Values , Tetrazolium Salts , Time Factors , RNA, Viral/genetics , Cell Line , Cell Survival , Cells, Cultured , Colombia , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Flow Cytometry , Formazans , Liver/cytology
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 24(1): 58-64, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089331

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Background: Although performance of rapid immunochromatographic tests (RITs) for dengue virus (DENV) serotypes 1, 2 and 3 is relatively settled, evidence on accuracy of RITs for DENV-4 are based on studies with small sample sizes and with discrepant results. Objectives: To assess accuracy and inter-observer agreement of RITs targeting dengue nonstructural protein-1 (NS1) antigen - Dengue NS1-Bioeasy™, Dengue NS1 Ag Strip-Bio-Rad™, IVB Dengue Ag NS1-Orangelife™ and Dengue NS1-K130-Bioclin™ in DENV-4 samples. Methods: Study sample (n = 324) included adults presenting at an emergency unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with fever of ≤72 h and two or more dengue symptoms. A serum sample from each patient was tested by each RIT. A positive reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction was considered as the reference standard for dengue diagnosis. The diagnostic parameters analyzed for each RIT were sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and likelihood ratios. Each RIT was read by homogeneous (two junior nurses) or heterogeneous (one junior nurse and one senior biologist) pairs. Agreement was estimated by simple kappa with 95% confidence interval, positive (Ppos) and negative (Pneg) proportion concordance and prevalence and bias adjusted kappa, rated from poor (k < 0.0) to almost perfect (0.8 < k < 1.0), and perfect (k = 1). Results: NS1 RITs for DENV-4 diagnosis showed high specificity (95.9%-99.4%), but low sensitivity (14.7%-45.4%). Bioeasy™ had the best performance, with a positive likelihood ratio of 26.0 (95% CI: 8.4;81.0). Inter-observer agreement was almost perfect for all evaluated RITs. Mismatches in confirmed dengue were more common for the Bioclin™ (Ppos 88.3-90.0 %) and Orangelife™ (Ppos 91.7-94.1 %) tests. Conclusions: For DENV-4, the tested RITs had high specificity, but lower sensitivity compared to published results for other serotypes. They should not be used for screening purposes. Different brands may have very different performances. This should be considered upon deciding of using RITs in DENV-4 outbreaks.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Chromatography, Affinity/standards , Dengue/diagnosis , Dengue Virus/isolation & purification , Reference Standards , Brazil , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Observer Variation , Cross-Sectional Studies , Prospective Studies , Reproducibility of Results , Chromatography, Affinity/methods , Sensitivity and Specificity , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Dengue/immunology , Dengue/virology , Serogroup
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-816638

ABSTRACT

The integrins αvβ1, αvβ3, αvβ6, and αvβ8 are known to be the natural receptors of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Among them, integrin αvβ6 is considered a major receptor for FMDV. We performed protein expression of full-length bovine integrins αv, β3, and β6 and confirmed the high efficiency of bovine αvβ6 as the FMDV receptor in FMDV non-permissive SW 480 cells. Next, we established the black goat kidney (BGK) cell line, stably expressing bovine integrin β6 (BGK-β6-4). We observed that BGK-β6-4 cells had significantly enhanced sensitivity to FMDV compared with that of BGK cells (P<0.05). In addition, BGK-β6-4 cells had equal or higher sensitivity to several serotypes of FMDV compared with that of other FMDV permissive cell lines, such as BHK-21 and IBRS-2. In conclusion, we established a promising novel goat cell line, BGK-β6-4, which can be used to isolate or culture FMDV. Furthermore, the BGK-β6-4 cell line may serve as a promising tool for studying integrin αvβ6 receptor functions.


Subject(s)
Animals , Cell Line , Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus , Foot-and-Mouth Disease , Goats , Integrins , Kidney , Serogroup
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-820819

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES: We investigated the characteristics of Streptococcus mutans in the national culture collection from Korea. Twenty-nine (dental plaque, n=27; endodontic infections, n=1; blood, n=1) isolates were included in this study.METHODS: Antimicrobial susceptibilities were tested using the disk diffusion test. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), serotyping, and collagen-binding genes were used for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing. A collagen-binding (to assess the adhesion properties) assay was performed. S. mutans demonstrated high susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Differences in collagen-binding abilities of the cnm-positive and -negative groups were compared using the Mann-Whitney U test (P<0.05).RESULTS: MLST analyses revealed 25 sequence types (STs), 17 of which (ST213-ST229) contained new alleles. The strains were classified into four serotypes with the c type encompassing 79.3% of all strains, while the e, f, and k types representing 6.9% each. Analysis of the cnm and cbm genes, which encode the two surface adhesin components of S. mutans, revealed three cnm-positive strains, each displaying greater adhesion ability than those of the cnm-negative strains.CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the presence of a wide variety of S. mutans genotypes in Korea. These findings may provide useful information regarding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, such as dental caries.


Subject(s)
Alleles , Anti-Infective Agents , Bacteremia , Communicable Diseases , Dental Caries , Diffusion , Genotype , Inflammation , Korea , Molecular Epidemiology , Multilocus Sequence Typing , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Serogroup , Serotyping , Streptococcus mutans , Streptococcus
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 2206-2215, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878479

ABSTRACT

Dengue virus (DENV) is the most widely transmitted arbovirus in the world. Due to the lack of diagnostic technology to quickly identify the virus serotypes in patients, severe dengue hemorrhagic fever cases caused by repeated infections remain high. To realize the rapid differential diagnosis of different serotypes of DENV infection by immunological methods, in this study, four DENV serotype NS1 proteins were expressed and purified in mammalian cells. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against NS1 protein were obtained by hybridoma technology after immunizing BALB/c mice. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, indirect immunofluorescence assay, dot blotting, and Western blotting were used to confirm the reactivity of MAbs to viral native NS1 and recombinant NS1 protein. These MAbs include not only the universal antibodies that recognize all DENV 1-4 serotype NS1, but also serotype-specific antibodies against DENV-1, DENV-2 and DENV-4. Double antibody sandwich ELISA was established based on these antibodies, which can be used to achieve rapid differential diagnosis of serotypes of DENV infection. Preparation of DENV serotype-specific MAbs and establishment of an ELISA technology for identifying DENV serotypes has laid the foundation for the rapid diagnosis of DENV clinical infection.


Subject(s)
Animals , Antibodies, Monoclonal , Antibodies, Viral/metabolism , Dengue/diagnosis , Dengue Virus/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Humans , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Sensitivity and Specificity , Serogroup , Viral Nonstructural Proteins/immunology
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 87: e0462019, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1145888

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to review aspects of Salmonella spp. in free-living birds and their potential as disseminators for domestic animals, man, and the environment. Isolation of Salmonella spp. have been reported in several species of wild birds from Passeridae and Fringillidae, among other avian families, captured in countries of North America and Europe, where Salmonella ser. Typhimurium is the most frequently reported serotype. The presence of pathogens, including Salmonella, may be influenced by several factors, such as diet, environment, exposure to antibiotics, infection by pathogenic organisms and migration patterns. Researches with wild birds that live in urbanized environment are important, considering that birds may participate in the transmission of zoonotic pathogens, which are more prevalent in cities due to the human activity. Based on the information collected, this article concludes that wild birds are still important disseminators of pathogens in several geographic regions and may affect man, domestic animals, and other birds.(AU)


O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma revisão acerca da Salmonella spp. em aves de vida livre e o potencial delas como disseminadores para animais domésticos, homem e meio ambiente. Casos na literatura relatando Salmonella spp. têm sido descritos em diversas espécies de aves silvestres da família Passeridae e Fringilidae em países da América do Norte e Europa, sendo Salmonella ser. Typhimurium o sorotipo relatado mais frequentemente. A presença de patógenos como Salmonella spp. pode ser influenciada por fatores como dieta, ambiente onde vive, contaminação por antibióticos, infecção por organismos patogênicos e padrões de migração. Pesquisas envolvendo as aves silvestres que vivem em ambiente urbanizado são importantes, pois as aves podem possibilitar a transmissão de patógenos zoonóticos que têm maior prevalência em áreas urbanas devido a mecanismos de ação humana. Com base nas informações coletadas, conclui-se que as aves silvestres continuam sendo importantes na disseminação de patógenos em diversas regiões geográficas, podendo afetar o homem, animais domésticos e outras aves silvestres.(AU)


Subject(s)
Salmonella/pathogenicity , Salmonella Infections , Disease Transmission, Infectious , Animals, Domestic , Zoonoses , Urban Area , Communicable Diseases, Emerging , Sparrows , Environment , Serogroup
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Medicina (B.Aires) ; 79(6): 493-501, dic. 2019. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1056758

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En los ó;ºltimos aó;±os la terapia gó;©nica se ha posicionado como una opció;n real y segura en el desarrollo de alternativas terapó;©uticas para la cura y la prevenció;n de diferentes enfermedades. Consiste en la inserció;n de material genó;©tico en un tejido o có;©lula defectuosa, mediante el uso de un vector. Existen varias consideraciones para seleccionar el vector más apropiado, incluyendo el potencial de unió;n y entrada a la có;©lula diana, la capacidad de transferencia del material genó;©tico al nó;ºcleo, la habilidad de expresió;n del inserto y la ausencia de toxicidad. En el panorama actual, los vectores virales más utilizados son los derivados de los virus adenoasociados (AAV). Características como su bioseguridad, baja toxicidad y tropismo selectivo, han posibilitado su evaluació;n como opció;n terapó;©utica en un amplio nó;ºmero de enfermedades monogó;©nicas o complejas. A pesar de sus ventajas, los vectores AAV presentan inconvenientes, siendo el más importante la respuesta inmune del paciente al vector, especialmente la respuesta mediada por anticuerpos neutralizantes (NAb). Los NAb disminuyen la transducció;n del vector e impiden la expresió;n del gen que transporta, limitando su aplicació;n clínica. Por lo tanto, identificar y cuantificar la presencia y actividad de los NAbs, es el primer paso en cualquier protocolo de terapia gó;©nica con vectores AAV. La presencia de NAb depende principalmente de la exposició;n al virus en la naturaleza y varía drásticamente segó;ºn edad, localizació;n geográfica y estado de salud de la persona evaluada.


In recent years, gene therapy has been positioned as a real and safe option in the development of therapeutic alternatives for the cure and prevention of different diseases. It consists in the insertion of genetic material in a defective tissue or cell, through the use of a vector. There are several considerations for selecting the most appropriate vector, including the potential for binding and entry to the target cell, the ability of the genetic material to transfer to the nucleus, the ability to express the insert, and the absence of toxicity. In the current scenario, the most commonly used viral vectors are those derived from adeno-associated viruses (AAV). Characteristics such as biosafety, low toxicity and selective tropism have enabled its evaluation as a therapeutic option in many monogenic or complex diseases. Despite their advantages, AAV vectors have drawbacks, the most important being the patient’s immune response to the vector, especially the response mediated by neutralizing antibodies (NAb). NAbs decrease the transduction of the vector and prevent the expression of the gene it transports, limiting its clinical application. Therefore, identifying and quantifying the presence and activity of NAbs is the first step in any gene therapy protocol with AAV vectors. The presence of NAbs depends mainly on exposure to the virus in nature and varies drastically according to age, geographic location and health status of the person evaluated.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Genetic Therapy/methods , Dependovirus/genetics , Dependovirus/immunology , Parvoviridae Infections/genetics , Parvoviridae Infections/immunology , Parvoviridae Infections/virology , Antibodies, Neutralizing/analysis , Serogroup , Genetic Vectors , Antibodies, Viral/analysis
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 65(6): 830-833, June 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1012983

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE Even though stress has been long known as a provocative factor for Graves' disease, its relationship with Hashimoto's thyroiditis is more controversial. Studies on this topic are scanty. This paper aims to report a case of stress-induced Hashitoxicosis. RESULTS Here we report a case of Hashitoxicosis induced by a psychological stressful event in a 28-year-old woman with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. She had remained stably euthyroid for 12 years. She was first observed in April 2016, while euthyroid. She came back after 11 months because of fatigue and palpitations, in the absence of neck pain. Thyroid function tests revealed moderate thyrotoxicosis (undetectable TSH; FT4 36.94 pmol/L, normal values 9.0-24.46; FT3 13.50 pmol/L, normal values 3.07-6.14) with negative TSH-receptor antibodies. In the previous three months, she had experienced a psychological stressful event. Inflammatory markers were negative, and the white cell count was normal. Thyroid ultrasound revealed a modest increase in vascularization. Transient subclinical hypothyroidism ensued after seven weeks and spontaneously recovered. On the last visit, the patient was still on euthyroidism. (TSH 1.01 mU/L; FT4 9.22 pmol/L; FT3 3.98 pmol/L). We also performed HLA serotyping and genotyping. CONCLUSION This case demonstrates that, similarly to Graves' disease, Hashitoxicosis can also be triggered by stressful life events.


RESUMO OBJETIVO Mesmo que o estresse seja conhecido há muito tempo como um fator provocativo para a doença de Graves, sua relação com a tireoidite de Hashimoto é mais controversa. Estudos sobre esse tema são escassos. O objetivo deste artigo é relatar um caso de Hashitoxicose induzida por estresse. RESULTADOS Aqui nós relatamos um caso de Hashitoxicose induzido por um evento psicológico estressante em uma mulher de 28 anos com tireoidite de Hashimoto. Ela permaneceu estável eutireoidiana por 12 anos. Ela veio a nossa observação pela primeira vez em abril de 2016, enquanto eutireoidiana. Voltou após 11 meses por causa de fadiga e palpitações, na ausência de dor no pescoço. Testes de função tireoidiana revelaram uma tireotoxicose moderada (TSH indetectável; T4F 36,94 pmol/L, valores normais 9,0-24,46; FT3 13,50 pmol/L, valores normais 3,07-6,14) com anticorpos negativos para o receptor de TSH. Nos últimos três meses ela experimentou um evento psicológico estressante. Os marcadores inflamatórios foram negativos e a contagem de leucócitos foi normal. A ultrassonografia da tireoide revelou um aumento modesto da vascularização. Hipotireoidismo subclínico transitório ocorreu após sete semanas e se recuperou espontaneamente. Na última visita, a paciente ainda estava em eutireoidismo. (TSH 1,01 mU/L; FT4 9,22 pmol/L; FT3 3,98 pmol/L). Também realizamos a sorotipagem e a genotipização do HLA. CONCLUSÃO Este caso demonstra que, similarmente à doença de Graves, também a Hashitoxicose pode ser desencadeada por eventos estressantes da vida.


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Humans , Female , Adolescent , Stress, Psychological/complications , Hashimoto Disease/psychology , HLA Antigens/genetics , Stress, Psychological/genetics , Thyroxine/blood , Thyrotropin/blood , Hashimoto Disease/genetics , Serogroup , Genotype
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São Paulo; s.n; s.n; 2019. 67 p. tab, graf.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-999556

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Streptococcus agalactiae, ou Estreptococo do Grupo B, é um microrganismo que encontrado na microbiota intestinal, vaginal e/ou geniturinária de 10-30% de mulheres saudáveis. A principal infecção causada por S. agalactiae é a sepse neonatal. O bebê pode adquirir o microrganismo durante o parto ao passar pelo canal vaginal, ou até mesmo durante a gestação, caso haja ascensão de S. agalactiae para o útero. Existem diversos fatores associados à infecção do feto por S. agalactiae quando a mãe é colonizada, tais como fator CAMP, cápsula de polissacarídeos, hialuronidase, ß-citolisina/hemolisina e pili. Não existe consenso ou recomendação técnica sobre o tema no Brasil. Segundo o Caderno de Atenção Básica ao Pré-Natal, não existem estudos que levem à recomendação da antibioticoterapia intraparto. É necessário elucidar as características genotípicas de cepas de S. agalactiae isoladas no Brasil para alinhar as práticas clínicas às características fenotípicas do microrganismo. Desta forma, os objetivos deste projeto são: i) classificar cepas de S. agalactiae isoladas de gestantes e não gestantes quanto ao sorotipo capsular, por PCR Multiplex, ii) avaliar a presença e distribuição de fatores de virulência, por PCR e iii) avaliar o perfil de resistência antimicrobiana, pelo método de disco difusão e teste D. Os achados de virulência e resistência a antimicrobianos foram comparados com os sorotipos, gestação, localização geográfica e sítio de isolamento. Foram analisadas 292 cepas isoladas de gestantes e não gestantes em São Paulo, São José dos Campos e Rio de Janeiro. O sorotipo Ia foi o mais prevalente entre as cepas. Na cidade de São José dos Campos não houve diferença significativa entre a prevalência dos sorotipos Ia e V, sendo que o sorotipo V foi mais abundante do que nas cidades de São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro. O sorotipo II foi mais abundante em mulheres não gestantes do que gestantes. Não foram encontradas cepas resistentes à Penicilina e vancomicina; contudo a resistência a Cefepima, Eritromicina e Clindamicina ficou em torno de 22%. Foram encontradas diferenças entre os sorotipos quanto à resistência, genes de virulência e sítio de isolamento das cepas. Portanto essas diferenças podem se refletir no perfil epidemiológico da infecção por S. agalactiae quanto à localização geográfica também quanto à gestação. A incidência de sepse causada por S. agalactiae diminuiu muito nas últimas décadas, contudo o monitoramento constante é necessário para alinhar as práticas clínicas às características fenotípicas do microrganismo


Streptococcus agalactiae, or Group B Streptococcus, is a microorganism found in intestinal, vaginal and/or genitourinary microbiota from about 10-30% of all healthy women. The main infection caused by S. agalactiae is neonatal sepsis. The baby can contract the infection during labor when passing through the vaginal canal, or even during pregnancy, if S. agalactiae ascends from the vaginal canal to the uterus. There are several factors associated to the infection of the fetus by S. agalactiae when the mother is colonized, such as the CAMP factor, polysaccharide capsule, hyaluronidase, ß-cytolysin/hemolysin and pili. There is no consensus or technical recommendation regarding this theme in Brazil. According to the Brazilian guidelines to prenatal care, there is no research that justifies the implementation of intrapartum antibiotic therapy. There is a need to clarify genotype characteristics of S. agalactiae strains isolated in Brazil in order to align clinical practices to phenotypical characteristics of this microorganism. This way, the goals of this project are: i) to classify S. agalactiae strains isolated from pregnant and nonpregnant women according to their capsular serotype, using PCR Multiplex, ii) to evaluate the presence and distribution of virulence factors, using PCR and iii) to evaluate their antibiotic resistance profile, using disk-diffusion and D-zone tests. The findings regarding virulence and resistance were compared to serotypes, pregnancy, geographic localization and the site where the sample was isolated. A total of 292 strains from pregnant and nonpregnant women from the cities of São Paulo, São José dos Campos and Rio de Janeiro were analyzed. Serotype Ia was the most prevalent among the strains. In São José dos Campos there was no significate difference in the prevalence of serotypes Ia and V. Serotype V was the most abundant in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Serotype II was most prevalent in nonpregnant women when compared to pregnant women. No resistance to Penicillin nor Vancomycin was found. However, resistance to Cefepime, Erythromycin or Clindamycin was found in around 22% of strains. There were differences among serotypes regarding resistance, virulence genes and site where the strain was isolated. Therefore these differences can reflect into the epidemiologic profile of S. agalactiae infection in regards to geographic localization and pregnancy. The incidence of sepsis caused by S. agalactiae has decrease in the last few decades, however constant monitoring is necessary in order to align clinical practice to the microorganisms phenotypical characteristics


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Streptococcus agalactiae/classification , Virulence/immunology , Pregnant Women , Comparative Study , Sepsis/classification , Disk Diffusion Antimicrobial Tests/methods , Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods , Serogroup , Geographic Locations/ethnology
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 52: e20190060, 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1041555

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: In this study, we aimed to identify DENV-2 subtypes in Aedes aegypti pools collected between 2011 and 2017 in a rural area of Northern Cordoba, Colombia ("La Balsa"). METHODS: RT-PCR was performed to analyze the capsid/pre-membrane region (C-PrM). Sequencing and phylogenetic bayesian inference using reference DENV-2 sequences were performed. RESULTS: Twelve pools that tested positive for DENV-2 were characterized based on the C-PrM region and grouped under the Asian/American clade. CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first to report the DENV-2 Asian-American subtype in a rural area of Cordoba region, which is associated with severe dengue and local epidemics.


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Animals , Phylogeny , Aedes/virology , Dengue/virology , Dengue Virus/classification , Dengue Virus/genetics , Mosquito Vectors/virology , Serotyping , Bayes Theorem , Colombia/epidemiology , Severe Dengue , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Dengue/epidemiology , Dengue Virus/isolation & purification , Serogroup
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 1103-1107, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762048

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The incidence of vaccine-type Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage and disease have declined in vaccinated children as well as in unvaccinated children and adults. However, diseases caused by non-vaccine type (NVT) S. pneumoniae are increasing. In this study, we report an invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by NVT multidrug-resistant (MDR) S. pneumoniae transmitted from a vaccinated infant to an unvaccinated healthy woman, and the clinical characteristics of this serotype. A 29-year-old previously healthy woman visited our hospital with fever and headache. She had been breastfeeding her baby for 8 months. She was diagnosed with brain abscess and sinusitis caused by S. pneumoniae. Although the patient had no previous exposure to antibiotics, antibiotic susceptibility test identified the pathogen as MDR. The patient's family members were examined using nasopharyngeal swabs for bacterial culture. The serotype of S. pneumoniae identified from the blood, abscess, and sputum of the patient was 15B/C. After investing the patient's family members, we found that the serotype from nasopharyngeal specimen of her baby was the same. We described an invasive MDR pneumococcal disease in an immunocompetent young adult in the community. IPD likely spread to the patient by close contact with her baby, who harbored S. pneumoniae of NVT. The spread of NVT S. pneumoniae in the post-vaccine era has increased in the community, and resistance pattern for S. pneumoniae of 15B/C changed compared to the pre-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era. The spread of MDR pathogens causing IPD among family members should be monitored.


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Abscess , Adult , Anti-Bacterial Agents , Brain Abscess , Breast Feeding , Child , Epidural Abscess , Female , Fever , Headache , Humans , Incidence , Infant , Pneumonia , Serogroup , Sinusitis , Sputum , Streptococcus pneumoniae , Streptococcus , Vaccination , Young Adult
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-760469

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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes many people to suffer from pneumonia, septicemia, and other diseases worldwide. To identify the difference in susceptibility of and treatment efficacy against S. pneumoniae in three ICR mouse stocks (Korl: ICR, A:ICR, and B:ICR) with different origins, mice were infected with 2 × 106, 2×107, and 2×108 CFU of S. pneumoniae D39 intratracheally. The survival of mice was observed until three weeks after the infection. The three stocks of mice showed no significant survival rate difference at 2 × 106 and 2 × 107 CFU. However, the lung and spleen weight in the A:ICR stock was significantly different from that in the other two stocks, whereas the liver weight in B:ICR stock was significantly lower than that in the other two stocks. Interestingly, no significant CFU difference in the organs was observed between the ICR stocks. The level of interferon gamma inducible protein 10 in Korl:ICR was significantly lower than that in the other two stocks. The level of granulocyte colony stimulating factor in B:ICR was significantly lower than in the other two stocks. However, tumor-necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 levels showed no significant difference between the ICR stocks. In the vancomycin efficacy test after the S. pneumoniae infection, both the single-dose and double-dose vancomycin-treated groups showed a significantly better survival rate than the control group. There was no significant survival difference between the three stocks. These data showed that Korl:ICR, A:ICR, and B:ICR have no susceptibility difference to the S. pneumoniae D39 serotype 2.


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Animals , Colony-Stimulating Factors , Granulocytes , Interferons , Interleukin-6 , Liver , Lung , Mice , Mice, Inbred ICR , Pneumonia , Sepsis , Serogroup , Spleen , Streptococcus pneumoniae , Streptococcus , Survival Rate , Treatment Outcome , Vancomycin , Virulence
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-758903

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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of the most important livestock diseases in East Africa with outbreaks reported annually that cause severe economic losses. It is possible to control disease using vaccination, but antigenic matching of the vaccine to circulating strains is critical. To determine the relationship between foot-and-mouth disease viruses circulating in districts along the Uganda and Tanzanian border between 2016 and 2017 and currently used vaccines, phylogenetic analysis of the full VP1 virus sequences was carried out on samples collected from both sides of the border. A total of 43 clinical samples were collected from animals exhibiting signs of FMD and VP1 sequences generated from 11 of them. Eight out of the 11 sequences obtained belonged to serotype O and three belonged to serotype A. The serotype O sequences obtained showed limited nucleotide divergence (average of 4.9%) and belonged to topotype East Africa-2, whereas the most common O-type vaccine strain used in the region (O/KEN/77/78) belonged to East Africa-1. The serotype A viruses belonged to topotype Africa-G1 (average nucleotide divergence 7.4%), as did vaccine strain K5/1980. However, vaccine strain K35/1980 belonged to Africa G VII with an average sequence divergence of 20.5% from the study sequences. The genetic distances between current vaccine strains and circulating field strains underscores the crucial need for regular vaccine matching and the importance of collaborative efforts for better control of FMD along this border area.


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Africa , Africa, Eastern , Animals , Disease Outbreaks , Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus , Foot-and-Mouth Disease , Livestock , Serogroup , Tanzania , Uganda , Vaccination , Vaccines
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