Salim Mattar

Salim Mattar
Universidad de Córdoba (Colombia) · Microbiology

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January 2008 - present
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Position
  • ecology Rickettsial infections
Education
September 1985 - June 1999
Univ Autonoma de Barcelona
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Background: The genus Borrelia is composed of two well-defined monophyletic groups, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex (Bb) and the relapsing fever (RF) group borreliae. Recently, a third group, associated with reptiles and echidnas, has been described. In general, RF group borreliae use rodents as reservoir hosts; although neotropical bat...
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Desde la aparición del internet se ha venido modificando la forma de divulgar la información, transitando desde la publicación impresa a la publicación digital, dando origen a innovadoras formas de difundir el nuevo conocimiento. Estas innovaciones han traído consigo también cambios en la forma de acceder a ese conocimiento, pasando desde pagar par...
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Patiño Grajales, Pablo Javier, Alejandro R. Jadad, Álvaro Adolfo Faccini Martínez, Álvaro Acosta Peñaloza, Álvaro Quintero Posada, Andrea Carolina Reyes Rojas, Ariel Iván Ruiz Parra, et al. Propuestas y desafíos para la salud y la vida: una visión desde la Misión. Vol. 6. Misión Internacional de Sabios 2019. Medellín, Colombia: Universidad de Antio...
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This commentary describes the creation of the Zika Virus Individual Participant Data Consortium, a global collaboration to address outstanding questions in Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemiology through conducting an individual participant data meta-analysis (IPD-MA). The aims of the IPD-MA are to (1) estimate the absolute and relative risks of miscarriage...
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Desde hace algunos años el espacio editorial de la Revista MVZ Córdoba se ha orientado hacia el abordaje de temas de salud pública humana y animal bajo el concepto “One Health”. Hemos valorado y analizado artículos científicos, emitido opiniones, suscitado debates, propuestas de líneas de investigación y también hemos pronosticado y advertido de la...
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Lophomonas blattarum is a protozoan that parasites the intestinal tract of termites and cockroaches; It belongs to the supergroup Excavata, Parabasalia of first rank and Cristamonadida of second rank (1). They are unicellular, flagellated, free-living, symbionts and endosymbionts diners (2).L. blattarum is eliminated in the cockroach feces and as h...
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The arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) are viruses that require the hematophagous action of an arthropod vector for transmission to hosts (vertebrates). Arboviruses infect humans directly via enzootic or spillover cycles. However, dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV), and yellow fever viruses (YFV) in their cycles of urban transmission require compe...
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Introduction: In Colombia, there is insufficient epidemiological surveillance of zoonotic hemorrhagic viruses. Methods: We performed a sero-epidemiological study in indigenous populations of Wayuü, Kankuamos, and Tuchin communities using Maciel hantavirus and Junin arenavirus antigens for IgG detection by ELISA. Results: IgG antibodies to hant...
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According to recent scientific evidence, Brazil's wildfires are linked to deforestation. The blazes are surging in a pattern typical of forest clearing, along the edges of the agricultural frontiers (Fig. 1). Historical data shows the pattern of events: chainsaws or excavators open the way, then the wildfires, and these are followed by livestock, m...
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La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) definió en 2004 las zoonosis emergentes como aquellas recientemente descubiertas o descritas previamente pero que han evidenciado un incremento de su incidencia, expansión geográfica o variedad de huéspedes o vectores (1). El 60% de las enfermedades infecciosas que afectan al ser humano son de origen zoonót...
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This is the first report of the genome sequence of “ Candidatus Rickettsia colombianensi” strain Adcor 2, deposited in DDBJ/ENA/GenBank under the accession number RAQN00000000. The draft genome showed 36.01% similarity with that of Rickettsia monacensis strain IrR/Munich (NCBI accession number LN794217), 37.81% similarity with that of Rickettsia he...
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La primera epidemia de dengue reportada en las Américas aconteció en el siglo XVIII en Filadelfia, Norte de los Estados Unidos de América y fue descrita por primera vez en 1780 por Benjamín Rush; curiosamente en una zona de clima frio. A partir de ese brote, el dengue ha afectado a la mayoría los países de la región, pero el mayor número de casos s...
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Zika virus (ZIKV) was first discovered in 1947 in Uganda, but was not considered a public health threat until 2007 when found to be the source of epidemic activity in Asia. Epidemic activity spread to Brazil in 2014 and continues to spread throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are abundant....
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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a group of enveloped RNA viruses, single-stranded (positive sense) belonging to the order Nidovirales, family Coronaviridae. They are divided into four main groups: alpha, beta, gamma and delta; it seems, alpha and beta infect humans. The first known human coronaviruses (HCoV), HCoV-229E and HCoVOC43, cause mild respiratory...
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The last past two decades, there has been a tremendous expansion in the discovery and description of novel insect-specific viruses (ISVs). This has corresponded with progresses in metagenomics analyses for virus revealing and the increasing attention in insect microbiomes. Plentiful of the new ISVs seem to be members of the family Flaviviridae, ge...
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Introduction: leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted by several species of wild and domestic animals, which serve as reservoirs of the causative agent. The disease affects humans from urban and rural areas of the world. Objective: determine Leptospira sp. antibody seroprevalence and dominant serogroups in patients with non-malarial febrile...
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Background The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD. Methods A retrospective descriptive study was carried out, we analyze the epidemiological situation of ZVD and its association...
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The recent Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak demonstrates that cost-effective clinical diagnostics are urgently needed to detect and distinguish viral infections to improve patient care. Unlike dengue virus (DENV), ZIKV infections during pregnancy correlate with severe birth defects, including microcephaly and neurological disorders. Because ZIKV and DENV...
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En los últimos años, la enfermedad diarreica aguda (EDA) se ha convertido en un serio problema de salud pública; la EDA tiene las características de una verdadera pandemia si tenemos en cuenta que ha afectado a múltiples países en Europa y América. A nivel mundial, la EDA es una de las causas más importantes de morbi-mortalidad sobre todo en lactan...
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Los síndromes infecciosos asociados a arenavirus en América del sur son cuatro: síndrome febril de origen viral; fiebres hemorrágicas con o sin compromiso neurológico; meningitis asépticas y meningo-encefalitis. Entre los Arenavirus del nuevo mundo, está el complejo Tacaribe donde se encuentran los virus: Junín (Argentina), Guanarito (Venezuela), M...
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Los hantavirus, virus que son los agentes causantes de síndrome pulmonar por hantavirus en humanos en America; los reservorios primarios están en los roedores de la sub-familia Sigmodontinae. En Suramérica, se han diagnosticado casos del síndrome pulmonar por hantavirus y se han identifico numerosos genotipos virales. En Colombia, se han publicado...
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Although the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas and its link to birth defects have attracted a great deal of attention, much remains unknown about ZIKV disease epidemiology and ZIKV evolution, in part owing to a lack of genomic data. Here we address this gap in knowledge by using multiple sequencing approaches to generate 110 ZIKV ge...
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Despite great attention given to the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas, much remains unknown about its epidemiology and evolution, in part due to a lack of genomic data. We applied multiple sequencing approaches to generate 110 ZIKV genomes from clinical and mosquito samples from 10 countries and territories, greatly expanding the o...
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Prever la aparición de enfermedades infecciosas zoonóticas y su extensión geográfica es una tarea difícil, aun considerando los avances técnicos recientes en el desarrollo de herramientas epidemiológicas estadísticas y matemáticas para entender la distribución y la dinámica de la enfermedad. Durante el reciente brote de Ébola, los países de todo el...
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Heartland virus (HRTV) is a Bunyaviridae, phlebovirus that it has recently emerged as the causative agent of human disease characterized by thrombocytopenia and leukopenia in the United States and China. It seems to be the HRTV has been also reported in China, Japan and Korea. Recently the first fatal case of HRTV disease in an 80-year-old Tennesse...
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The purpose of this study was to identify the genes coding for resistance to ceftazidime and imipenem and describe the molecular epidemiology of A. baumannii strains isolated from a clinical center in Colombia. Twenty isolates of imipenem-resistant A. baumannii from an equal number of patients with nosocomial infections were obtained. Primers were...
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Describe the presence of CTX-M-1 phylogenetic subgroup extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL), associated with TEM and SHV genes, and the gene encoding cephalosporinase, CMY-2 in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from community-acquired urinary tract infections. 102 E. coli and 21K. pneumoniae were collected from patients with cult...
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From January to December 2009, 55 Amblyomma dissimile (Koch) ticks removed from iguanas in the municipality of Monteria and 3,114 ticks [458 Amblyomma sp. larvae, 2,636 Rhipicephalus microplus (Canestrini) larvae and 20 Amblyomma sp. nymphs] collected over vegetation in Los Cordobas were included in the study. The ticks were pooled into groups from...
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We prospectively sampled flavivirus-naïve horses in northern Colombia to detect West Nile virus (WNV) and St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) seroconversion events, which would indicate the current circulation of these viruses. Overall, 331 (34.1%) of the 971 horses screened were positive for past infection with flaviviruses upon initial sampling i...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la producción bibliográfica en el área de la Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia en Colombia, durante el periodo 2000-2009. Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en las revistas de categoría A1, A2, B y C de Publindex de Colciencias, seleccionando las siguientes: Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias, Revist...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la producción bibliográfica en el área de la Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia en Colombia, durante el periodo 2000-2009. Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en las revistas de categoría A1, A2, B y C de Publindex de Colciencias, seleccionando las siguientes: Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias, Revist...
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Analysing scientific production in the area of infectious diseases in Colombia, 2000-2009. A literature search was made in category A journals in Colciencias' Publindex. The journals were: Biomédica, Revista de Salud Pública (Universidad Nacional), Colombia Médica, Ciencias Pecuarias, Latreia, MVZ Córdoba, Revista de Medicina (Universidad Nacional)...
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To establish the seroprevalence of Chlamydophila psittaci in birds of Amazona spp genus and workers from some zoos and CAVs (centers for attention and evaluation of wildlife) of Colombia. We analyzed 138 sera from birds of the genus Amazona spp, 24 sera from other species of birds and 39 human sera by indirect ELISA. RMOMP was used as antigen (majo...
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Objective. Determinar la seroprevalencia de Leptospira sp., Rickettsia sp. y Ehrlichia sp. en trabajadores de áreas rurales del departamento de Sucre. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio escriptivo, prospectivo, de corte transversal, que pretendió determinar la seroprevalencia e Leptospira sp., Rickettsia sp. y Ehrlichia sp. en 90 trabajadore...
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne disease caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. Although RMSF was first reported in Colombia in 1937, it remains a neglected disease. Herein, we describe the investigation of a large cluster of cases of spotted fever rickettsiosis in a new area of Colombia.
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De acuerdo con el diccionario de la Real Academia Española (1), autor tiene cinco acepciones, pero la que se acerca a los intereses del presente escrito reza así: “Persona que ha producido alguna obra científica, literaria o artística”. No obstante, en el ámbito científico y académico esta definición puede ser más amplia, compleja y aun alcanzar di...
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Brucella melitensis es el principal agente causal de la brucelosis en caprinos y en ovinos. En Colombia, no se han notificado aislamientos o seroreactantes de este agente, razón por la cual, se requiere hacer una vigilancia activa de casos, en poblaciones susceptibles a padecer la enfermedad, por esta u otra especie. El objetivo de este estudio fue...
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Brucella melitensis es el principal agente causal de la brucelosis en caprinos y en ovinos. En Colombia, no se han notificado aislamientos o seroreactantes de este agente, razón por la cual, se requiere hacer una vigilancia activa de casos, en poblaciones susceptibles a padecer la enfermedad, por esta u otra especie. El objetivo de este estudio fue...
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Ninety-three Salmonella isolates recovered from commercial foods and exotic animals in Colombia were studied. The serotypes, resistance profiles and where applicable the quinolone resistance genes were determined. Salmonella Anatum (n=14), Uganda (19), Braenderup (10) and Newport (10) were the most prevalent serovars, and resistance to tetracycline...
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Objective: Determine mutations in the gyrA gene associated to resistance to fluoroquinolones in A. baumannii. Materials and methods: From August, 2005 to February, 2007, 23 A. baumannii isolates were collected in a third level private clinic in Monteria. Research on gyrA, parC and adeB genes was carried out, and the latter encodes for the efflux pu...
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Determinar las mutaciones del gen gyrA asociadas con la resistencia a fluoroquinolonas en Acinetobacter baumannii.
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El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la seroprevalencia de brucelosis bovina en el departamento de Córdoba. El estudio se llevó a cabo en el periodo comprendido entre abril de 2006 a diciembre de 2008 e incluyó 29.969 bovinos de esta zona del país: 29.227 hembras y 742 machos. Para el diagnóstico, se emplearon las técnicas de Rosa Bengala (...
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Objective: The aim of this preliminary study was to investigate the drug susceptibility and genetic variability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from patients of Montería. Methods: Patients with tuberculosis were included in the study. Socio-demographics and epidemiologic information was collected from each patient. Sputum samples were cultur...
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Establishing the seroprevalence of Lyme disease in workers from Cordoba. Representative serum samples (152) were taken from the cities of Montería, Cereté, Lorica and Cotorra in the Córdoba department in Colombia. Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies were detected by ELISA and confirmed by western blot anti-Borrelia blot assay. RPR (rapid plasma regain)...
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Objective. To analyze the bibliometric behavior of the journal MVZ-Córdoba and to identify indicators to facilitate decisions that may improve the quality of the publication. Materials and methods. Volumes 1 to 13 consisted of 49.2% original articles, 17.4% thesis abstracts, 17.7% other documents, 8.9% reviews, 4.3% clinical cases, 1.3% opinion art...
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Introduction: Multirresistant microorganisms that produce ESBL are one of the main problems in hospitals. Objective: To establish the presence of extended spectrum ß-lactamases (ESBL) in Klebsiella pneumonia and Escherichia coli that produce nosocomial infections in a clinic in Villavicencio, Colombia. Methods: 50 strains were studied, 29 K. pneumo...
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Objective. To determine the seroprevalence of Leptospira sp., Rickettsia sp. and Ehrlichia sp. in agricultural workers of Sucre. Methods. A descriptive prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in ninety rural workers of Sucre. Presence of serum antibodies anti-IgM specific anti-Leptospira by indirect ELISA was established. For the determinat...
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Objective. To evaluate the efficiency of effective microorganisms (EM®), in environmental management and on production and economic parameters of broiler chickens. Materials and methods. A study of type assignment randomized controlled trial to evaluate two treatments in two batches of chickens with six replicates for each sex in each treatment, fo...
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Objective: To evaluate the agreement of manual MGIT (mycobacteria growth indicator tube for antimicrobial susceptibility testing to isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol and streptomycin) for susceptibility testing vs proportion method on Lowenstein-Jensen (PM) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Methods: A total of forty-five isolates of M. tuberculo...
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Establishing seroprevalence against Bartonella and Babesia microti in arural population exposed and/or non-exposed to domestic animals in Cordoba,Colombia. Sera samples taken from 80 people from Montería and Cereté (Córdoba department) were analysed; the population sample was chosen by non-probabilistic means. Anti-Bartonella and Babesia microti we...
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A 4-year old child living in Colombia presented with a history of fever and severe abdominal pain for four days. The patient developed pneumonia, septic shock, multiple organ failure and died on the fifth day of hospitalization. Chromobacterium violaceum was isolated from admission blood cultures and was resistant to ampicillin, cephalosporins, car...
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Objective. To establish prevalence of some germs associated with bovine infectious infertility in Monteria city. Materials and methods. 384 sera samples and same number of cervical swabs of females were collected that fulfilled some of the following criteria inclusion: more than three services without conception, virginities, cervicitis, metritis,...
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Identifying the main aetiological agents of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in a high-risk population from the city of Montería, Colombia. The population consisted of 69 sex-workers (high-risk group) and 16 housewives (low-risk group) living in the city of Montería. Specimens were cultured by standard microbiological methods and by the AMPLIC...
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RESUMEN El virus del oeste del Nilo (VON) es mantenido en la naturaleza en un ciclo enzoótico ave-mosquito-ave. Los principales vectores son los mosquitos del genero Culex. Las aves son los huéspedes amplificadores primarios. Humanos y caballos son huéspedes incidentales finales. En humanos las infecciones por VON se presentan como enfermedad febri...
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West Nile virus (WNV) has an enzootic mosquito-bird-mosquito cycle in nature, Culex sp mosquitoes being the main vectors. Birds are the main amplifying hosts. Humans and horses are incidental dead-end hosts. It produces a flu-like or a self-limited febrile disease in most humans. It can cause encephalitis, meningitis or meningoencephalitis in cases...
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Bergeyella zoohelcum is a zoonotic pathogen mainly associated with dog or cat bites and, at present, it is the only representative of the genus Bergeyella. We report the isolation of Bergeyella zoohelcum from a newborn with bacteremia. Biochemical analysis indicated that this isolate was B. zoohelcum, a gramnegative bacillus that is rarely associat...
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Establishing characteristic epidemiologic and microbiologic features of acute meningitis in the Córdoba department. A descriptive epidemiological study was carried out between June 2002 and June 2004 at the Hospital San Jerónimo in Montería. All suspicious cases of meningitis were included; laboratory tests included cytological smear, biochemistry,...
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RESUMEN Objetivo Establecer las características epidemiológicas y microbiológicas de las meningitis agudas del departamento de Córdoba. Métodos Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de vigilancia epidemiológica en el Hospital San Jerónimo de Montería. Se tomaron todos los casos de menin-gitis, presentados (junio 2002 -junio 2004), las pruebas de labora...
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Seventy-two isolates representing 18 serotypes recovered from various food samples collected in Colombia were tested for antimicrobial susceptibilities. The collection was further characterized for extended-spectrum cephalosporin, aminoglycoside, and tetracycline resistance markers. Multidrug resistant (MDR) isolates were further investigated for c...
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El virus del Oeste del Nilo (VON) género Flavivirus, familia Flaviviridae, es mantenido en la naturaleza en un ciclo enzoótico ave-mosquito-ave. Las aves son los hospederos amplificadores primarios. Humanos y caballos son hospederos incidentales finales. En humanos las infecciones se manifiestan como enfermedad febril autolimitada. También puede pr...
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West Nile virus, an arthropod-borne virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae, genus flavivirus, is transmitted in a cycle involving mosquitoes and birds. For many decades it had been recognized in Africa, Asia and the south of Europe. In 1999 it appeared by first time in North America and its circulation has been documented in México, Jamaica, Do...
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El virus del Oeste del Nilo (VON) pertenece a la familia Flaviviridae, género Flavivirus, es transmitido por artrópodos en un ciclo que involucra a mosquitos y aves. Por muchas décadas había sido reconocido en África, Asia y el sur de Europa. El virus apareció por primera vez en Estados Unidos en año de 1999 y se ha documentado su circulación en Mé...
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El virus del Oeste del Nilo (VON) género Flavivirus, familia Flaviviridae, es mantenido en la naturaleza en un ciclo enzoótico ave-mosquito-ave. Las aves son los hospederos amplificadores primarios. Humanos y caballos son hospederos incidentales finales. En humanos las infecciones se manifiestan como enfermedad febril autolimitada. También puede pr...
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Objetivo: Este estudio tuvo como objetivos establecer la prevalencia de b-lactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEE) en bacilos Gram negativos nosocomiales y comparar tres métodos para su identificación. Materiales y métodos: Se estudiaron en el Hospital San Jerónimo (HSJ) de Montería durante los años 2001 y 2002, 201 microorganismos aislados de pacie...
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Se determino la frecuencia de aparicion del virus sincitial respiratorio (VSR) a partir de 61 muestras de secrecion nasofaringea, de pacientes pediatricos que presentaron sintomatologia compatible con bronquiolitis. Las muestras fueron obtenidas en los servicios de urgencias o de hospitalizacion del hospital El Tunal, hospital Infantil Lorencita Vi...
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Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases originated in wild life animals can be transmitted to human population either by direct contact or by vectors. Zoonosis are of big social and epidemiological concern. The arising of emerging infectious diseases is linked to loss of biodiversity by anthropogenic factors due to destruction of natural habit...

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