serotype


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serotype

[′sir·ə‚tīp]
(microbiology)
A serological type of intimately related microorganisms, distinguished on the basis of antigenic composition.
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nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi) and phylogenetic analyses of the segment 2 sequences showed that the EHDV recently isolated in cattle in Israel belongs to serotype 1 and is closely related to the IbAr22619 strain from Nigeria, with which it shares 95.72%-95.76% identity (Figure).
"This difference in the trends suggests different consequences of serotype replacement on pneumococcal CAP vs invasive pneumococcal disease," they wrote.
Policy message: The findings will be be helpful 1) for authorities to identify the appropriate vaccine for our population and 2) for industry to formulate a vaccine with a serotype combination that may give desired results to prevent pneumococcal infections in our population.
The gene URA-5 RFLP showed that nine patients had VNII, serotype A, two patients VNI serotype A, and two had VGII, serotype B isolate from their CSF samples.
The second multiplex typing PCR resulted in three different band sizes of 351, 242 and 677bp for serotype O, A and Asia1 respectively.
This study was an explorative laboratory type research by examining serotype dengue virus in DHF patients in dengue endemic areas: Gowa, Makassar, and Maros regions.
Vaccine serotype (VT)-dependent invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) have been reduced significantly in immunised children and in non-vaccinated populations in countries where pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has been introduced into the national immunisation program (NIP).
The majority of the samples belonged to Dengue serotype 2 (56.71%), while 0.74% and 15.67% were found positive for serotypes 1 and 3, respectively.
To the best of our knowledge, it is the first study identifying the highest prevalence of DENV-1 serotype in the patients with DF manifestations in Makkah city.
Patients who are infected with one serotype develop protective immunity against that serotype alone: however, this immunity oddly leaves patients vulnerable to severe disease if future infections are caused by a different serotype.