Soile Blomqvist

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc Detection of imported wild polioviruses and of vaccine-derived polioviruses by environmental surveillance in Egypt
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Virology Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:5406-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Isolation of saffold virus type 2 in green monkey kidney cells
    Soile Blomqvist
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 84:1497-500. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Recurrent isolation of poliovirus 3 strains with chimeric capsid protein Vp1 suggests a recombination hot-spot site in Vp1
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Intestinal Viruses Unit, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Virus Res 151:246-51. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Co-circulation of coxsackieviruses A6 and A10 in hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in Finland
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Gastrointestinal Infections Unit, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Virol 48:49-54. 2010
  5. pmc All known human rhinovirus species are present in sputum specimens of military recruits during respiratory infection
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    Gastrointestinal Infections Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, P O Box 30, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland E Mails S B S K T H M R
    Viruses 1:1178-89. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of human rhinovirus field strains isolated during surveillance of enteroviruses
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL dagger, PO Box 30, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    J Gen Virol 90:1371-81. 2009
  7. doi request reprint A large Finnish echovirus 30 outbreak was preceded by silent circulation of the same genotype
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    Intestinal Viruses Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Virus Genes 42:28-36. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Novel species of human rhinoviruses in acute otitis media
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    From the Enterovirus Laboratory, Department of Viral Diseases and Immunology, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland and daggerDepartment of Vaccines, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:59-61. 2009
  9. pmc Evolution of type 2 vaccine derived poliovirus lineages. Evidence for codon-specific positive selection at three distinct locations on capsid wall
    Tapani Hovi
    Virology Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e66836. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Human rhinoviruses in INDIS-study material-evidence for recovery of viable rhinovirus from fecal specimens
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Virology Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 85:1466-72. 2013

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Detection of imported wild polioviruses and of vaccine-derived polioviruses by environmental surveillance in Egypt
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Virology Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:5406-9. 2012
    ..In addition to acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, environmental surveillance can be used to monitor the wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived poliovirus circulation in populations in support of polio eradication initiatives...
  2. doi request reprint Isolation of saffold virus type 2 in green monkey kidney cells
    Soile Blomqvist
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 84:1497-500. 2012
    ..The availability of SAFV isolates that can be propagated to high titers is crucial to the future studies on pathogenesis and epidemiology of these novel human viruses...
  3. doi request reprint Recurrent isolation of poliovirus 3 strains with chimeric capsid protein Vp1 suggests a recombination hot-spot site in Vp1
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Intestinal Viruses Unit, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Virus Res 151:246-51. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that there exists a PV3/PV2 recombination hot-spot site in the 3' partial region of the VP1 capsid protein and that the recombination may occur within weeks or a few months after the administration of OPV...
  4. doi request reprint Co-circulation of coxsackieviruses A6 and A10 in hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in Finland
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Gastrointestinal Infections Unit, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Virol 48:49-54. 2010
    ..The outbreak was untypical since a considerable number of clinically diagnosed patients were adults. Furthermore, many of the patients suffered from onychomadesis several weeks after the acute phase of HFMD...
  5. pmc All known human rhinovirus species are present in sputum specimens of military recruits during respiratory infection
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    Gastrointestinal Infections Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, P O Box 30, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland E Mails S B S K T H M R
    Viruses 1:1178-89. 2009
    ..HRV-A strains were discovered throughout the study period, while HRV-C strains originated from winter and spring specimens. Interestingly, four out of five typed HRV-B strains originated from the summer season specimens...
  6. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of human rhinovirus field strains isolated during surveillance of enteroviruses
    Soile Blomqvist
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL dagger, PO Box 30, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    J Gen Virol 90:1371-81. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint A large Finnish echovirus 30 outbreak was preceded by silent circulation of the same genotype
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    Intestinal Viruses Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Virus Genes 42:28-36. 2011
    ..Finally, the most recent common ancestor for the current E-30 diversity dates back to 1939 (95% highest posterior density intervals 1913-1956)...
  8. doi request reprint Novel species of human rhinoviruses in acute otitis media
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    From the Enterovirus Laboratory, Department of Viral Diseases and Immunology, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland and daggerDepartment of Vaccines, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:59-61. 2009
    ..In addition to a great diversity of traditional HRV types we found genetic relatives of the novel HRV species, suggested HRV-C, in both sample types. Our results indicate the presence of HRV-C in the middle ear for the first time...
  9. pmc Evolution of type 2 vaccine derived poliovirus lineages. Evidence for codon-specific positive selection at three distinct locations on capsid wall
    Tapani Hovi
    Virology Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e66836. 2013
    ..Further studies on sufficiently large independent datasets are needed to confirm this suggestion and to reveal its potential significance. ..
  10. doi request reprint Human rhinoviruses in INDIS-study material-evidence for recovery of viable rhinovirus from fecal specimens
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Virology Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 85:1466-72. 2013
    ..HRV-B42 also showed cytopathic effect in cell culture, confirmed by real-time RT-PCR and VP4/VP2 sequencing, suggesting presence of viable HRV in fecal specimens...
  11. pmc Highly divergent type 2 and 3 vaccine-derived polioviruses isolated from sewage in Tallinn, Estonia
    Haider Al-Hello
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    J Virol 87:13076-80. 2013
    ..The sewage isolates closely resemble VDPVs chronically excreted by persons with common variable immunodeficiency, but no chronic excretors have yet been identified in Estonia. ..
  12. doi request reprint The complete genome sequences for a novel enterovirus type, enterovirus 96, reflect multiple recombinations
    Teemu Smura
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Virol 154:1157-61. 2009
    ..Sequence analysis revealed substantial nucleotide divergence between EV-96 strains and suggested several recombination events between EV-96 and other HEV-C types...
  13. ncbi request reprint Alignment of capsid protein VP1 sequences of all human rhinovirus prototype strains: conserved motifs and functional domains
    Pia Laine
    Enterovirus Laboratory, Department of Viral Diseases and Immunology, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland
    J Gen Virol 87:129-38. 2006
    ....
  14. pmc Characteristics of an environmentally monitored prolonged type 2 vaccine derived poliovirus shedding episode that stopped without intervention
    Tapani Hovi
    Virology Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Poliovirus Surveillance and Enterovirus Research, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e66849. 2013
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Molecular evolution and epidemiology of echovirus 6 in Finland
    Teemu Smura
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, P O Box 30, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Infect Genet Evol 16:234-47. 2013
    ..e. neutral genetic drift). The partial VP1 sequence analysis suggested wide geographical distribution for some E-6 lineages. In Finland, multiple different E-6 lineages have circulated at the same time...
  16. ncbi request reprint Presence of specific viruses in the middle ear fluids and respiratory secretions of young children with acute otitis media
    Johanna Nokso-Koivisto
    Department of Microbiology, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 72:241-8. 2004
    ..The use of PCR-based methods for the other respiratory viruses might have increased further the overall virus detection rate in acute otitis media...
  17. doi request reprint Mechanisms of genetic variation in polioviruses
    Carita Savolainen-Kopra
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Unit of Intestinal Viruses, Helsinki, Finland
    Rev Med Virol 20:358-71. 2010
    ..We will also describe how polioviruses strike back: as wild type polioviruses approach eradication, vaccine derived strains increase their occurrence and genetic variability...
  18. ncbi request reprint Human rhinoviruses
    Carita Savolainen
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Microbiology, Enterovirus Laboratory, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Paediatr Respir Rev 4:91-8. 2003
    ..More data on circulating human rhinovirus strains would facilitate both detection and treatment of these common pathogens...