Peer-reviewed Articles

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In the swine industry, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a highly contagious disease which causes heavy economic losses worldwide. Effective prevention and disease control is an important issue. In this study, we described the construction...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3514
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The major virulence factor of the pneumococcus, and target for conjugate vaccines, is the polysaccharide capsule, which is usually encoded by the highly variable cps locus. Serotype 37 is an unusual pneumococcal type in which the single β-glucosyltransferase gene...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3571
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Objective The aim of our study was to identify barriers and enablers to implementation of the Xpert MTB/RIF test within Mongolia’s National Tuberculosis Program. Methods Twenty-foursemi-structured interviews were conducted between June and September 2015 with laboratory...

["Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3567
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Background Amoebiasis is the third most common parasitic cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in countries with poor hygienic settings. There exists an ambiguity in the diagnosis of amoebiasis, and hence there arises a necessity for a better diagnostic...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3160
56 downloads
371 views

Background The microbiome of built environment surfaces is impacted by the presence of humans. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that analysis of surface swabs from clinic toilet/bathroom yields results correlated with sexually transmitted infection (STI)...

["Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3487
67 downloads
265 views

Background Pharyngitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharynx and associated structures commonly caused by the Group A streptococci (GAS). There is a growing interest in discovering plant-based anti-inflammatory compounds as potential alternatives to conventional...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3469
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Empirical and mechanistic modeling indicate that pathogens transmitted via aerially dispersed inoculum follow a power law, resulting in dispersive epidemic waves. The spread parameter (b) of the power law model, which is an indicator of the distance of the epidemic...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3465
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Subclinical mastitis is a persistent problem in dairy farms worldwide. Environmental Escherichia coli is the bacterium predominantly responsible for this condition. In Thailand, subclinical mastitis in dairy cows is usually treated with various antibiotics, which...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3431
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527 views

Phytochemicals produced by plants, including at flowers, function in protection against plant diseases, and have a long history of use against trypanosomatid infection. Floral nectar and pollen, the sole food sources for many species of insect pollinators, contain...

["Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3297
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Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious disease with 1.5 millions deaths annually. It is imperative to discover novel compounds with potent activity against M. tuberculosis. In this study, susceptibilities of M. smegmatis to the octahedral ruthenium(II)...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3252
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Background The enzymatic degradation of quorums sensing (QS) molecules (called quorum quenching, QQ) has been considered as a promising anti-virulence therapy to treat biofilm-related infections and combat antibiotic resistance. The recently-discovered QQ enzyme...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3251
111 downloads
603 views

Mayaro virus (MAYV) is an emergent sylvatic alphavirus in South America, related to sporadic outbreaks of a chikungunya-like human febrile illness accompanied by severe arthralgia. Despite its high potential for urban emergence, MAYV is still an obscure virus with...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3245
69 downloads
370 views

Streptococcus pyogenes group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the most common cause of bacterial throat infections, and can cause mild to severe skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, erysipelas, necrotizing fasciitis, as well as systemic and fatal infections...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3226
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349 views

Efflux pump inhibitors are of great interest since their use as adjuvants of bacterial chemotherapy can increase the intracellular concentrations of the antibiotics and assist in the battle against the rising of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In this work, we have...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3168
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Background Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3198

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