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(2011-11)We identified hepatitis E virus (HEV) in rabbits in Virginia, USA. HEV RNA was detected in 14 (16%) of 85 serum samples and 13 (15%) of 85 fecal samples. Antibodies against HEV were detected in 31 (36%) of 85 serum samples. ...
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from Household Plumbing of Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Disease (2011-03)To determine whether plumbing could be a source of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection, during 2007-2009 I isolated NTM from samples from household water systems of NTM patients. Samples from 22/37 (59%) households ...
(2010-08)Seven outbreaks involving increasing numbers of banded mongoose troops and high death rates have been documented. We identified a Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex pathogen, M. mungi sp. nov., as the causative agent among ...
(2007-09)Low risk for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) has been reported among biologists engaged in fieldwork with rodents. The overall probability of acquiring HPS when working with rodents appears to be 1 in 1,412 (0.00071). ...
(2012-10)Symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) often persist despite treatment. Because nontuberculous nnycobacteria (NTM) are resistant to commonly used antimicrobial drugs and are found in drinking water that patients may use ...