Posts Tagged ‘Flocked Swabs’

Serum and cervicovaginal IgG immune responses against α7 and α9 HPV in nonvaccinated women at risk for cervical cancer: Implication for catch-up prophylactic HPV vaccination

Background Cervical cancer associated with high risk-human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection is becoming the one of the most common female cancer in many sub-Saharan African countries. First-generation immigrant African women living in Europe are at-risk for cervical cancer, in a context of social vulnerability, with frequent lack of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination. ObjectiveOur objective…

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Virus Isolation from the First Patient with SARS-CoV-2 in Korea

ABSTRACTNovel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is found to cause a large outbreak started from Wuhan since December 2019 in China and SARS-CoV-2 infections have been reported with epidemiological linkage to China in 25 countries until now. We isolated SARS-CoV-2 from the oropharyngeal sample obtained from the patient with the first laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in Korea. Cytopathic effects…

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Recovery of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Nocardiae Causing Skin/Soft Tissue Infections Using the Copan ESwab™ Collection and Transport System

Recent reports have shown that infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are increasing worldwide, and often are difficult to diagnose and treat (1,2,3). Consequently, improved diagnostics are needed. The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M40-A2 (4) describes methods for assessing the ability of transport devices to maintain microorganisms in a viable condition for up to…

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