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  1. Prevalence of <em>Clostridium difficile</em> toxin genes in Pretoria

    Prevalence of <em>Clostridium difficile</em> toxin genes in Pretoria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    The hypervirulent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ribotype 027 strain of Clostridium diffcile produces toxins A, B and a binary toxin. Toxin detection kits are commonly used in diagnostic laboratories, but have been unsuccessful in detecting all of the relevant C...
  2. Prevalence of carbapenem resistance genes in <em>Acinetobacter baumannii</em> isolated from clinical specimens obtained from an academic hospital in South Africa

    Prevalence of carbapenem resistance genes in <em>Acinetobacter baumannii</em> isolated from clinical specimens obtained from an academic hospital in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Acinetobacter baumannii is an important cause of hospital-acquired infections. The occurrence of carbapenem resistance that is caused by the carbapenem-hydrolysing class Dβ-lactamases and the metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) limits the range of therapeutic alternatives in treating A. baumannii infections. In this study,...
  3. Phylogeny of Sindbis virus isolates from South Africa

    Phylogeny of Sindbis virus isolates from South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Sindbis virus (SINV), the prototype virus in the genus, Alphavirus, is an arbovirus with an extensive geographical distribution. Birds are the main vertebrate hosts for SINV, while Culex mosquitoes serve as vectors and occasionally transmit the virus to humans, causing...