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incidence and characterization of listeria monocytogenes in foods available in taiwan.a variety of foods were examined for the incidence of listeria monocytogenes, and the bacterial isolates were further characterized. l. monocytogenes was selected on licl-phenylethanol-moxalactam agar after enrichments and identified by several biochemical, mobility, and camp tests. l. monocytogenes was isolated from 58.8% of pork samples, 50% of chicken carcasses, 38% of turkey parts, 34% of frozen semiready foods, 24% of beef steaks, 12.2% of vegetables, 10.5% of seafoods, and 4.4% of frozen d ...19902126699
one-year (2003) nationwide pork carcass microbiological baseline data survey in taiwan.from january through december 2003, swab samples from 1,650 pork carcasses were collected from 39 slaughter plants in taiwan. these samples were analyzed for the prevalence of indicator microorganisms and specific pathogens. viable aerobic bacteria, total coliforms, and escherichia coli were recovered from 100, 95.3, and 87.5% of these carcasses, respectively. of those carcasses that harbored bacteria, the mean aerobic plate, total coliform, and escherichia coli counts were 4.0, 0.6, and 0.1 log ...200515771166
molecular evidence for vertical transmission of listeriosis, taiwan.the case is presented of a pregnant woman at the 31st week of gestation with listeria monocytogenes bacteraemia and microabscess formation in the endometrium, who delivered an infant with disseminated infection (meningitis and bacteraemia). the two patients were successfully treated with intravenous ampicillin and gentamicin. molecular typing using random amplified polymorphic dna (rapd) analysis disclosed that three isolates from the mother (blood) and infant (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) had ...200617030924
neonatal listeriosis in taiwan, 1990-2007.listeria monocytogenes is an important pathogen in neonates in western countries, with a fatality rate of 20-30%. there is limited information on neonatal listeriosis in eastern countries. the purpose of this study was to delineate the occurrence and clinical picture of neonatal listeriosis in taiwan.200918768340
epidemiology and clinical characteristics of listeria monocytogenes bacteremia in a taiwanese medical center.there have been many reported cases of listeria monocytogenes bacteremia in europe and the united states, but only a few from taiwan. the present study was undertaken to analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with l. monocytogenes bacteremia in taiwan.201021195975
microbiological quality of chicken- and pork-based street-vended foods from taichung, taiwan, and laguna, philippines.the microbiological quality of chicken- and pork-based street-food samples from taichung, taiwan's night markets (50) and laguna, philippines' public places (69) was evaluated in comparison to a microbiological guideline for ready-to-eat foods. different bacterial contamination patterns were observed between 'hot-grilled' and 'cold cooked/fried' food types from the two sampling locations with 'hot grilled' foods generally showing better microbiological quality. several samples were found to be u ...201323764220
pathogenic microbiological baseline survey of pork carcasses in taiwan.from 2004 to 2010, pork carcass swabs from state-inspected slaughter plants in taiwan were intermittently analyzed to determine the prevalence of selected pathogenic microorganisms associated with foodborne illness. the prevalences of staphylococcus aureus each year from 2006 to 2010 were 6.6, 10.8, 5.1, 6.4, and 7.4%, respectively, while those of listeria monocytogenes were 1.2% in 2004, 1.3% in 2005, and 3.5% in 2008. the prevalences of clostridium perfringens were 0.9% in 2004, 3.2% in 2005, ...201323726203
emergence of sporadic non-clustered cases of hospital-associated listeriosis among immunocompromised adults in southern taiwan from 1992 to 2013: effect of precipitating immunosuppressive agents.sporadic non-clustered hospital-associated listeriosis is an emerging infectious disease in immunocompromised hosts. the current study was designed to determine the impact of long-term and precipitating immunosuppressive agents and underlying diseases on triggering the expression of the disease, and to compare the clinical features and outcome of hospital-associated and community-associated listeriosis.201424641498
inactivation of pathogenic listeria monocytogenes in raw milk by high hydrostatic pressure.the aim of this work was to investigate the mechanisms underlying the inactivation of listeria monocytogenes in raw milk under high hydrostatic pressure (hhp). the results showed that a 450-mpa treatment for 5 min could completely eliminate 10⁸ colony-forming units/ml of viable bacteria, as indicted by increased uptake of propidium iodide. morphological damage to the cell wall, cell membrane, and cytoplasmic components by hhp treatments was observed on scanning and transmission electron microgra ...201525514674
disease burden of invasive listeriosis and molecular characterization of clinical isolates in taiwan, 2000-2013.the information about disease burden and epidemiology of invasive listeriosis in asia is scarce. from 2000 to 2013, a total of 338 patients with invasive listeriosis (bacteremia, meningitis, and peritonitis) were treated at four medical centers in taiwan. the incidence (per 10,000 admissions) of invasive listeriosis increased significantly during the 14-year period among the four centers (0.15 in 2000 and >1.25 during 2010-2012) and at each of the four medical centers. among these patients, 45.9 ...201526555445
epidemiology of community-acquired bacteremia among infants in a medical center in taiwan, 2002-2011.to investigate the etiologies and antibiotic susceptibility of community-acquired bacteremia in infants in a medical center in northern taiwan.201524291617
neonatal listeriosis.in western developed countries, listeria monocytogenesis not an uncommon pathogen in neonates. however, neonatal listeriosis has rarely been reported in taiwan. we describe two cases collected from a single medical institute between 1990 and 2005. case 1 was a male premature baby weighing 1558 g with a gestational age of 31 weeks whose mother had fever with chills 3 days prior to delivery. generalized maculopapular rash was found after delivery and subtle seizure developed. both blood and cerebr ...200717339161
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