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Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology

The invasive mosquito <i>Aedes albopictus</i> (Diptera, Culicidae) firstly recorded in Bohemia, Czech Republic

The invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae) firstly recorded in Bohemia, Czech Republic

Study objective: In 2016–2017, the monitoring of possible introduction of an invasive mosquito species, the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Nosocomial candidemia in the Czech Republic in 2012–2015: results of a microbiological multicentre study

Nosocomial candidemia in the Czech Republic in 2012–2015: results of a microbiological multicentre study

Background: Candidemia is a severe and often life-threatening infection frequently occurring in critically ill patients. During the last decade, new therapeutic and prophylactic...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Lectins from <i>Eichornia crassipens</i> and <i>Lemna minor</i> may be involved in <i>Vibrio Cholerae</i> El Tor adhesion

Lectins from Eichornia crassipens and Lemna minor may be involved in Vibrio Cholerae El Tor adhesion

Vibrio cholerae (Vc) has been isolated from roots of aquatic plants during epidemic or interepidemic periods. It has been suggested that the lectins from the roots of aquatic...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Human Rhinoviruses A9, A49, B14 and Echovirus 3, 9 among the patients with acute respiratory infection

Human Rhinoviruses A9, A49, B14 and Echovirus 3, 9 among the patients with acute respiratory infection

Background: Acute respiratory infection result in high mortality and morbidity worldwide. There are several viral factors that originate respiratory diseases among them...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Viral hepatitis A – seroprevalence and vaccine coverage rate in the South Moravian Region

Viral hepatitis A – seroprevalence and vaccine coverage rate in the South Moravian Region

Aim: To map the current seroprevalence of antibodies and vaccine coverage against viral hepatitis A (VHA) in the general population of the South Moravian Region (SMR).Material...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
The prevalence, incidence, persistence and transmission ways of human papillomavirus infection (HPV)

The prevalence, incidence, persistence and transmission ways of human papillomavirus infection (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide, which may result in the development of benign or malignant tumours. HPV infec-tions cause...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Detection of the etiological agents of hospital-acquired pneumonia – validity and comparison of different types of biological sample collection: a prospective, observational study in intensive care patients

Detection of the etiological agents of hospital-acquired pneumonia – validity and comparison of different types of biological sample collection: a prospective, observational study in intensive care patients

Background: There is still a lack of evidence as to which method of biological sample collection is optimal for identifying bacterial pathogens causing hospital-acquired...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Mycological diagnosis of pulmonary <i>Aspergillus</i> infections with a focus on serological methods

Mycological diagnosis of pulmonary Aspergillus infections with a focus on serological methods

Aspergillus are ubiquitous fungi that can cause serious illnesses in susceptible individuals. The most commonly infected organ is the lungs. The severity of the disease depends...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Flow cytometry in microbiology

Flow cytometry in microbiology

Flow cytometry is a method that allows simultaneous measurement and analysis of physical and chemical characteristics of cells or other biological particles during their passage...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Human alveolar echinococcosis and an overview of the occurrence of <em>Echinococcus multilocularis</em> in animals in the Czech Republic

Human alveolar echinococcosis and an overview of the occurrence of Echinococcus multilocularis in animals in the Czech Republic

Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is caused by larval stages of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. In the Czech Republic, screening tests to detect the specific...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology