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Wide distribution of Mediterranean and African spotted fever agents and the first identification of Israeli spotted fever agent in ticks in Uganda

Authors: Wilfred Eneku, et al. Abstract Rickettsia microorganisms are causative agents of several neglected emerging infectious diseases in humans transmitted by arthropods including ticks. In this study, ticks were collected from four geographical regions of Uganda and pooled in sizes of 1–179 ticks based on location, tick species, life stage, host, and time of collection….

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Antimicrobial resistance: Strengthening surveillance for public health action

Authors: Silvia Bertagnolio , et al. Citation: Bertagnolio S, Suthar AB, Tosas O, Van Weezenbeek K (2023) Antimicrobial resistance: Strengthening surveillance for public health action. PLoS Med 20(7): e1004265. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1004265 Published: July 12, 2023 Copyright: © 2023 World Health Organization. Licensee Public Library of Science. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative…

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Development and evaluation of a droplet digital PCR assay to detect Brucella in human whole blood

Authors: Jiayin Liu , et al. Abstract Background With the development of domestic animal husbandry, the spread of brucellosis has accelerated, and the scope of the epidemic has expanded. The timely and accurate diagnosis of human brucellosis continues to challenge clinicians in endemic areas. Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) technology can quickly and accurately determine DNA…

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The lung microbiota in nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease

Authors: Bo-Guen Kim , et al. Abstract Background The role of bacterial microbiota in the pathogenesis of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) is unclear. We aimed to compare the bacterial microbiome of disease-invaded lesions and non-invaded lung tissue from NTM-PD patients. Methods We analyzed lung tissues from 23 NTM-PD patients who underwent surgical lung resection….

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Novel secreted STPKLRR from Vibrio splendidus AJ01 promotes pathogen internalization via mediating tropomodulin phosphorylation dependent cytoskeleton rearrangement

Authors: Fa Dai, et al. Citation: Dai F, Guo M, Shao Y, Li C (2023) Novel secreted STPKLRR from Vibrio splendidus AJ01 promotes pathogen internalization via mediating tropomodulin phosphorylation dependent cytoskeleton rearrangement. PLoS Pathog 19(5): e1011419. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1011419 Editor: Kenneth Söderhäll, Uppsala University, SWEDEN Received: March 17, 2023; Accepted: May 11, 2023; Published: May 22, 2023…

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