Zsuzsa Kreizinger

Zsuzsa Kreizinger
Hungarian Academy of Sciences | HAS · Institute for Veterinary Medical Research, MTA Centre for Agricultural Research

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Mycoplasma anserisalpingitidis is economically the most important pathogenic Mycoplasma species of waterfowl in Europe and Asia. The lack of commercially available vaccines against M. anserisalpingitidis had prompted this study with the aim to produce temperature-sensitive (ts+) clones as candidates for an attenuated live vaccine. The production of...
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Mycoplasma iowae, a potential re-emerging avian pathogen mainly affecting turkeys, has been reported from many parts of the world. Poor hatchability, embryonic death, joint and skeletal abnormalities, poor ossification, runting-stunting, poor feathering and airsacculitis may be observed in infected flocks. The reduction of the severity of clinical...
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Mycoplasma anserisalpingitidis infection is associated with the inflammation of the genital tract and cloaca, embryo lethality and decreased egg production in geese, leading to serious economic losses. This bacterium has so far been described in Europe and Asia. There is no commercially available vaccine against M. anserisalpingitidis, thus treatme...
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In this research uterine swab and biopsy samples were collected from 40 infertile dairy cows kept at five dairy cattle farms in Hungary. Samples were tested for bacteria including Coxiella burnetii chlamydiae, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma, and for the viruses Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) and Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV). Chlamydiaceae DNA was...
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The control of Mycoplasma hyorhinis infection relies mainly on antimicrobial therapy. However, the antibiotic susceptibility testing of the bacteria is usually not performed before applying the treatment, and thus therapeutic failures are not uncommon. In the case of M. hyorhinis, several antibiotic-resistance-related single nucleotide polymorphism...
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Mycoplasma anserisalpingitidis infection is associated with the inflammation of the genital tract and cloaca, embryo lethality, and decreased egg production in geese, leading to serious economic losses. M. anserisalpingitidis has been detected mainly in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in Hungary, but the pathogen was identified recently in C...
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Mycoplasma synoviae (n = 26) and M. gallisepticum (n = 11) isolates were gained from 164 clinical samples collected from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Thailand. Most isolates were from commercial chicken production systems. A method of filtering (0.45 μm) samples immediately after collection was convenient al...
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Mycoplasma synoviae infection occurs worldwide, leading to considerable economic losses in the chicken and turkey industry due to infectious synovitis, respiratory diseases and eggshell apex abnormalities. Control programs against M. synoviae infection are based on eradication, vaccination and medication with antimicrobial agents. Prudent use of an...
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Mycoplasma hyorhinis is a swine pathogen bacterium, which causes significant economic losses. The infection spreads through direct contact between the animals. Powerful genotyping methods like PCR based multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) and multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) are necessary to monitor the infections and to...
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Mycoplasma synoviae is one of the economically most significant avian Mycoplasma species. It can cause great financial losses to the poultry industry by inducing respiratory diseases, infectious synovitis, or eggshell apex abnormalities. There are different approaches to control M. synoviae infection. Although antimicrobial therapy cannot replace l...
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Background: Mycoplasma anserisalpingitidis is a waterfowl pathogen that mainly infects geese, can cause significant economic losses and is present worldwide. With the advance of whole genome sequencing technologies, new methods are available for the researchers; one emerging methodology is the core genome Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (cgMLST). The...
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Background: Mycoplasma anserisalpingitidis causes significant economic losses in the domestic goose (Anser anser) industry in Europe. As 95% of the global goose production is in China where the primary species is the swan goose (Anser cygnoides), it is crucial to know whether the agent is present in this region of the world. Results: Purulent cl...
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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is the etiologic agent of porcine enzootic pneumonia, a contagious respiratory disease, causing significant economic losses worldwide. Antibiotic treatment is commonly utilised in the pig industry to control M. hyopneumoniae infection. Since the conventional antibiotic susceptibility test is time-consuming, taking up to wee...
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The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in dairy herds in Central and Eastern European countries based on ELISA and PCR tests. A total of 370 bulk tank milk samples were collected in 2019 originating from Croatia (n = 13), Czech Republic (n = 138), Hungary (n = 126), Serbia (n = 24), Slovakia (n = 53) and Slov...
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Mycoplasma gallisepticum causes respiratory diseases and reproduction disorders in turkeys and chickens. The infection has considerable economic impact due to reduced meat and egg production. Because elimination programs are not feasible in a large number of poultry farms, vaccination remains the only effective measure of disease control. Different...
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Mycoplasma anserisalpingitis is a goose pathogen. The main symptoms in affected flocks are inflammation of the cloaca and the reproductive organs, decreased egg production, and increased embryo mortality. Here, we report the complete genome sequences of the type strain (ATCC BAA-2147) and two clinical isolates.
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Mycoplasma anatis, M. anseris, M. cloacale and M. sp. 1220 colonise geese and ducks, and could be associated with infections of avian respiratory and nervous systems, cause mild to severe inflammation of cloaca and genital tracts, and embryo lethality. Co-occurrence of these Mycoplasma species in waterfowl is frequently detected and the identificat...
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Mycoplasma gallisepticum is among the economically most significant mycoplasmas causing production losses in poultry. Seven melt-curve and agarose gel based mismatch amplification mutation assays (MAMA) and one polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are provided in the present study to distinguish the M. gallisepticum vaccine strains and field isolates ba...
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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections are responsible for significant economic losses in the swine industry. Commercially available vaccines are not able to inhibit the colonisation of the respiratory tract by M. hyopneumoniae absolutely, therefore vaccination can be completed with antibiotic treatment to moderate clinical signs and improve performan...
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Background data of M. hyopneumoniae strains and initial minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values (μg/ml) of 15 antimicrobials against the strains used in the study. Isolation data (Sample ID, Herd of origin and Date of isolation) and MIC values of enrofloxacin (EFX), marbofloxacin (MFX), oxytetracycline (OTC), doxycycline (DX), gentamicin (GTC...
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Background data of M. hyopneumoniae strains and final minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values (μg/ml) of 15 antimicrobials against the strains used in the study. Isolation data (Sample ID, Herd of origin and Date of isolation) and MIC values of enrofloxacin (EFX), marbofloxacin (MFX), oxytetracycline (OTC), doxycycline (DX), gentamicin (GTC),...
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Initial and final minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ranges (μg/ml) of fluoroquinolones, macrolides and lincomycin against the examined M. hyopneumoniae isolates with the amino acid substitutions in the gyrA and parC genes and nucleotide substitutions in the 23S rRNA sequence. (DOCX)
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Mycoplasma hyorhinis is a common pathogen of swine causing mainly polyserositis and arthritis, but it has also been implicated as a cause of pneumonia. The economic losses due to M. hyorhinis infection could be reduced by antibiotic treatment. The aim of this study was to determine minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of antibiotics potentially...
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Control of one of the most important avian mycoplasmas, Mycoplasma synoviae, and tracing the spread of the infection can be challenging as the pathogen is transmissible by both horizontal and vertical routes, and it can be disseminated through long distances via the hatching eggs, day-old chicks or pullets during intensive international trade. Gene...
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Mycoplasma anatis , M. anseris , and M. cloacale are pathogens of waterfowl. Airsacculitis, nervous disease, and reproductive disorders are the main symptoms in the affected flocks. Here, we report the complete genome sequences of the M. anatis (NCTC 10156), M. anseris (ATCC 49234), and M. cloacale (NCTC 10199) type strains.
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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is a swine pathogen bacterium, causing significant economic losses worldwide. Epidemiological investigations based on molecular typing methods support the prevention and eradication strategies for the control of M. hyopneumoniae, through tracing the spreading of the pathogen. The present study describes the genotyping of 44...
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Background Mycoplasma synoviae causes infectious synovitis and respiratory diseases in chickens and turkeys and may lead to egg shell apex abnormalities in chickens; hence possesses high economic impact on the poultry industry. Control of the disease consists of eradication, vaccination or medication. The aim of the present study was to determine t...
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Determining the antibiotic susceptibility profile of Mycoplasma bovis isolates in vitro provides the basis for the appropriate choice of antibiotics in the therapy. Traditionally, the antibiotic susceptibility examination of mycoplasmas is technically demanding, time-consuming and rarely performed in diagnostic laboratories. The aim of the present...
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Mycoplasma synoviae is an economically significant pathogen in the poultry industry, inducing respiratory disease and infectious synovitis in chickens and turkeys, and eggshell apex abnormality in chickens. Eradication, medication and vaccination are the options for controlling M. synoviae infection. Currently there are two commercial, live, attenu...
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The present study describes the laboratory investigations after a single right eye drop (3.1 x 10⁹ CFU live bacteria) immunisation of 6 dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) with live attenuated B. melitensis Rev 1 vaccine. The experiment was conducted over a period of 5 months. The vaccine strain was isolated for 16 days from only the right eye o...
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Background Two main genetic groups (B.12 and B.FTNF002-00) of Francisella tularensis ssp. holarctica are endemic in Europe. The B.FTNF002-00 group proved to be dominant in Western European countries, while strains of the B.12 group were isolated mainly in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. The clinical course of tularemia in the European brown h...
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The molecular mechanisms of resistance to fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines, an aminocyclitol, macrolides, a lincosamide, a phenicol and pleuromutilins were investigated in Mycoplasma bovis . For the identification of mutations responsible for the high minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) to certain antibiotics, whole genome sequencing of 35 M. b...
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Background Mycoplasma sp. 1220 can induce inflammation primarily in the genital and respiratory tracts of waterfowl, leading to serious economic losses. Adequate housing and appropriate antibiotic treatment are promoted in the control of the disease. The aim of the present study was to determine the in vitro susceptibility to thirteen different ant...
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The susceptibility of 29 Bacillus anthracis strains, collected in Hungary between 1933 and 2014, was tested to 10 antibiotics with commercially available minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) test strips. All strains were susceptible to amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, doxycycline, gentamicin, penicillin, rifampicin, and vancomycin. Interm...
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Camel brucellosis is a widespread zoonotic disease in camel-rearing countries caused by Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus. The aim of this study was the first genetic analysis of B. melitensis strains isolated from dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) using multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA). MLVA 16 and its MLVA...
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Francisella tularensis is a Gram-negative bacterium, the causative agent of the zoonotic disease tularaemia. The bacterium has developed several extracellular and intracellular strategies to evade the hosts' innate and adaptive immune responses. The aims of the study were to examine complement sensitivity of wild and attenuated F. tularensis ssp. h...
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Mycoplasma synoviae infection in chickens and turkeys can cause respiratory disease, infectious synovitis and eggshell apex abnormality; thus it is an economically important pathogen. Control of M. synoviae infection comprises eradication, medication or vaccination. The differentiation of the temperature sensitive (ts+) MS-H vaccine strain from fie...
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Brucella microti was first isolated from common vole (Microtus arvalis) in the Czech Republic in Central Europe in 2007. As B. microti is the only Brucella species known to live in soil, its distribution, ecology, zoonotic potential, and genomic organization is of particular interest. The present paper is the first to report the isolation of B. mic...
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Coxiella burnetii and certain members of the Chlamydiales order are zoonotic, intracellular, Gram-negative bacteria, with abortigenic potential in ruminants. These pathogens have a broad host range and worldwide geographical distribution. The current study aimed to reveal the importance of C. burnetii and Chlamydiales spp. in abortions in domestic...
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Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne's disease. Genotypic discrimination of MAP isolates is pivotal to epidemiological studies requisite for revealing infection sources and disease transmission. This study was undertaken to determine the genetic diversity of MAP strains from diverse sources. 569 MAP isol...
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Background Mycoplasma bovis is a worldwide pathogen, causative agent of pneumonia, mastitis, arthritis, and a variety of other symptoms in cattle. The economic losses due to mycoplasma pneumonia could be reduced by antibiotic treatment. The aim of the present study was to determine the in vitro susceptibility of M. bovis strains isolated from cattl...
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Porcine brucellosis generally manifests as disorders in reproductive organs potentially leading to serious losses in the swine industry. Brucella suis biovar 2 is endemic in European wild boar (Sus scrofa) and hare (Lepus europeus, Lepus capensis) populations, thus these species may play a significant role in disease spread and serve as potential s...
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Background Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogen causing pneumonia, mastitis and arthritis in cattle worldwide. As this agent is primarily transmitted by direct contact and spread through animal movements, efficient genotyping systems are essential for the monitoring of the disease and for epidemiological investigations. The aim of this study w...
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Background Information about the genotypic characteristic of Coxiella burnetii from Hungary is lacking. The aim of this study is to describe the genetic diversity of C. burnetii in Hungary and compare genotypes with those found elsewhere. A total of 12 samples: (cattle, n = 6, sheep, n = 5 and human, n = 1) collected from across Hungary were studie...
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Abstract Several new taxa belonging to the genus Francisella have been described recently. The present study describes the prevalence of Francisella tularensis and Francisella-like endosymbionts (FLE) in ticks collected from Hungary from 2007 to 2009 and characterizes the genetic variability of FLEs. A total of 5402 Ixodid ticks (Ixodes ricinus, I....
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Poxvirus infections have been found in 230 species of wild and domestic birds worldwide in both terrestrial and marine environments. This ubiquity raises the question of how infection has been transmitted and globally dispersed. We present a comprehensive global phylogeny of 111 novel poxvirus isolates in addition to all available sequences from Ge...
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The present report describes an atypical Brucella ovis strain (Bo10) isolated from the epididymis and testis of an infected ram. Macroscopic and microscopic lesions characteristic for the infection, including positive Brucella immunostaining, were observed within lesions in the genital organs. Compared to other isolates, strain Bo10 required an add...
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Abstract Chlamydophila abortus is a zoonotic pathogen, which can cause abortion in cattle worldwide. However, the knowledge of the epidemiology and prevalence of zoonotic diseases, like Chlamydophila abortus in Albania is limited. Therefore, a total of 185 blood samples were collected from cattle from different regions of Albania between Januar...
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Abstract The aim of this study was to analyze synanthropic birds as risk factors for introducing ticks and tick-borne pathogens into human settlements, with an emphasis on rickettsiae. Altogether 184 subadult ticks were found on 5846 birds. Tick infestation was most prevalent during the spring. In this sample group the majority of ticks were molecu...
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Objectives: Determining the in vitro susceptibility to 11 antibiotics of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica strains belonging to the phylogenetic group B.13, from different areas of Hungary. Methods: Twenty-nine F. tularensis strains isolated between 2003 and 2010 from free-ranging European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) and a captive patas...