Anna Papa

Summary

Affiliation: School of Medicine
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Retrospective serological and genetic study of the distribution of hantaviruses in Greece
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Med Virol 55:321-7. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic characterization of the M RNA segment of a Balkan Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strain
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses
    J Med Virol 75:466-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Genetic detection of Dobrava/Belgrade virus in a Czech patient with Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
    A Papa
    First Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1187-90. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Ecology of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever endemic area in Albania
    Anna Papa
    First Department of Microbiology WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:713-6. 2009
  5. doi request reprint West Nile virus--neutralizing antibodies in humans in Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:655-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Detection of West Nile virus and insect-specific flavivirus RNA in Culex mosquitoes, central Macedonia, Greece
    Anna Papa
    National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 108:555-9. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint A novel AP92-like Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strain, Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Electronic address
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 5:590-3. 2014
  8. pmc Rubella epidemic strain, Greece, 1999
    Anna Papa
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1696-7. 2004
  9. pmc Genetic detection of dobrava/belgrade virus, bulgaria
    Anna Papa
    Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece A Papa and National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria I Christova
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:308-9. 2011
  10. pmc Viral load and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Anna Papa
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:805-6. 2007

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Publications89

  1. ncbi request reprint Retrospective serological and genetic study of the distribution of hantaviruses in Greece
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Med Virol 55:321-7. 1998
    ..None of the samples was found positive with the PPT primers. The sequence analysis showed that the virus that was responsible for these 11 HFRS cases was the Dobrava virus, which is endemic throughout the Balkans...
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic characterization of the M RNA segment of a Balkan Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strain
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses
    J Med Virol 75:466-9. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Genetic detection of Dobrava/Belgrade virus in a Czech patient with Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
    A Papa
    First Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1187-90. 2010
    ..Sequence and phylogenetic analyses showed that the causative strain was Dobrava/Belgrade virus, which is genetically closer to strains associated with Apodemus flavicollis rodents...
  4. doi request reprint Ecology of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever endemic area in Albania
    Anna Papa
    First Department of Microbiology WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:713-6. 2009
    ..The shepherd of that flock was a member of a family affected by CCHF 10 days before the collection of goats' sera, and he presented a mild form of the disease...
  5. doi request reprint West Nile virus--neutralizing antibodies in humans in Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:655-8. 2010
    ..Human, animal, and vector surveillance systems have to be implemented to provide an early detection of WNV activity in Greece...
  6. ncbi request reprint Detection of West Nile virus and insect-specific flavivirus RNA in Culex mosquitoes, central Macedonia, Greece
    Anna Papa
    National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 108:555-9. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was to test Culex mosquitoes for genetic detection of WNV and other flaviviruses, and to check whether the detection of WNV in mosquitoes was correlated with the occurrence of human WNV cases...
  7. ncbi request reprint A novel AP92-like Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strain, Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Electronic address
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 5:590-3. 2014
    ..Further studies on these strains will increase our knowledge about the role of AP92-like strains in the CCHF epidemiology, which might be useful for drug and vaccine design. ..
  8. pmc Rubella epidemic strain, Greece, 1999
    Anna Papa
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1696-7. 2004
  9. pmc Genetic detection of dobrava/belgrade virus, bulgaria
    Anna Papa
    Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece A Papa and National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria I Christova
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:308-9. 2011
    ..Humans are infected by inhaling the excreta of infected rodents. Persons at increased risk for infection are farmers, loggers/forest workers, and soldiers...
  10. pmc Viral load and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Anna Papa
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:805-6. 2007
  11. pmc Coronaviruses in children, Greece
    Anna Papa
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:947-9. 2007
  12. pmc Crimean-congo hemorrhagic Fever virus, northeastern Greece
    Anna Papa
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece A Papa and Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece E Tzala, H C Maltezou
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:141-3. 2011
    ..CCHFV belongs to the genus Nairovirus (family Bunyaviridae), which contains 7 serogroups: CCHFV, Dugbe virus, Hughes virus, Sakhalin virus, Dera Ghazi Khan virus, Qalyub virus, and Thiafora virus...
  13. pmc Novel phlebovirus in febrile child, Greece
    Vassiliki Anagnostou
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece V Anagnostou, A Papa and Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki G Pardalos, M Athanasiou Metaxa
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:940-1. 2011
    ..Sandfly fever Naples virus and sandfly fever Sicilian virus cause a transient febrile illness, whereas Toscana virus is sometimes neurovirulent, leading to aseptic meningitis and meningoencephalitis (2,3)...
  14. pmc Borrelia valaisiana in cerebrospinal fluid
    Eudoxia Diza
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1692-3. 2004
  15. pmc Vascular endothelial growth factor levels in dobrava/belgrade virus infections
    Katerina Tsergouli
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
    Viruses 5:3109-18. 2013
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  16. doi request reprint West Nile virus infections in humans--focus on Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece Electronic address
    J Clin Virol 58:351-3. 2013
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Factors associated with IgG positivity to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in the area with the highest seroprevalence in Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 4:417-20. 2013
    ..The high seroprevalence with the absence of any clinical cases needs further investigation. ..
  18. pmc Driving forces for changes in geographical distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe
    Jolyon M Medlock
    Medical Entomology Group, MRA, Emergency Response Department, Health Protection Agency, Salisbury, UK
    Parasit Vectors 6:1. 2013
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  19. doi request reprint West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Greece
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54006, Greece
    Parasitol Res 112:1551-5. 2013
    ..The exact role of the C. pipiens forms and hybrids in the WNV epidemiology, in combination or not with the H249P substitution in the virus genome, remains to be elucidated...
  20. doi request reprint Dobrava-Belgrade virus: phylogeny, epidemiology, disease
    Anna Papa
    National Reference Laboratory for Arboviruses, A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece
    Antiviral Res 95:104-17. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint West Nile virus infections in Greece: an update
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:743-50. 2012
    ..This article provides an overview of the WNV outbreaks in Greece and discusses the knowledge gained from these events...
  22. pmc Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: epidemiological trends and controversies in treatment
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Street, Athens, 15123 Greece
    BMC Med 9:131. 2011
    ..Given the dynamics of CCHF emergence in the past decade, development of new anti-viral drugs and a vaccine is urgently needed to treat and prevent this acute, life-threatening disease...
  23. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a newly established Greek hospital
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Microb Drug Resist 15:257-60. 2009
    ..Isolates were clustered into five distinct clones. The majority of isolates were carrying the bla(OXA-58) gene, while a new clone emerged in 2008...
  24. doi request reprint Ticks parasitizing humans in Greece
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:539-42. 2011
    ..2%. The increased aggressiveness of R. sanguineus might be related to the weather conditions occurred during 2007-2008, while a variety of factors, including climate, might play a role in CCHF emergence...
  25. doi request reprint Suspected Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever cases in Albania
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:978-80. 2008
    ..4% and 2.9% of cases, respectively. There is a seasonal and clinical overlapping among the 4 diseases in Albania, suggesting that testing for these agents is necessary in cases with fever and haemorrhagic manifestations...
  26. doi request reprint Development time of IgG antibodies to West Nile virus
    Anna Papa
    1st Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Arch Virol 156:1661-3. 2011
    ..1 ± 4.9 and 12.6 ± 11.3 days after onset of illness in neuroinvasive and non-neuroinvasive cases, respectively (p < 0.001), suggesting that a delay in the development of WNV IgG antibodies is seen in non-neuroinvasive cases...
  27. doi request reprint Emergence of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Greece
    A Papa
    First Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:843-7. 2010
    ..Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed that the Greek CCHF virus strain had high sequence identity with other Balkan CCHF virus strains...
  28. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of Echovirus 6 in Greece
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, National Reference Centre for Enteroviruses in Northern Greece, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:683-7. 2009
    ..The most prevalent enterovirus in Greece during the period 2006-2007 was E6, and was associated with aseptic meningitis. A high degree of heterogeneity was observed among Greek E6 strains...
  29. doi request reprint A novel phlebovirus in Albanian sandflies
    A Papa
    1st Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:585-7. 2011
    ..The new virus is genetically closer (similarity 77.1% at nucleotide level) to Arbia virus, which belongs to the Salehabad serocomplex. Its distribution and probable pathogenicity to humans remain to be elucidated...
  30. doi request reprint Fatal Mediterranean spotted fever in Greece
    A Papa
    First Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Thessaloniki
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:589-92. 2010
    ..Physicians have to be aware of MSF in patients with severe disease who are returning from the Mediterranean area...
  31. doi request reprint Prevalence of Toscana virus antibodies in residents of two Ionian islands, Greece
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 8:302-4. 2010
    ..The high seroprevalence, combined with the high antibody titers observed, suggest that TOSV, or an antigenically-related virus, circulates or has been circulating extensively in the region...
  32. doi request reprint Detection of West Nile virus lineage 2 in mosquitoes during a human outbreak in Greece
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1176-80. 2011
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  33. doi request reprint The Bulgarian vaccine Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus strain
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 43:225-9. 2011
    ..A great genetic diversity was observed among CCHFV strains. In order to gain an insight into the topology of the strain in the CCHFV phylogenetic trees, the full-length S and partial L segments were additionally sequenced and analyzed...
  34. pmc Greek goat encephalitis virus strain isolated from Ixodes ricinus, Greece
    Anna Papa
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:330-2. 2008
    ..A strain of Greek goat encephaltitis virus was isolated from engorged Ixodes ricinus ticks that had fed on goats in northern Greece. The strain was almost identical to the prototype strain isolated 35 years ago...
  35. ncbi request reprint Hantavirus infections in Greece--an update
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:189-94. 2001
    ..The severity of the disease ranges from a mild or moderate form to severe and fatal cases. Several endemic foci for HFRS have been identified. Phylogenetic analysis of hantavirus sequences revealed a stable geographical distribution...
  36. pmc Genetic characterization of the M RNA segment of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strains, China
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54006 Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:50-3. 2002
    ..5% and from the reference CCHFV strain IbAr10200 by a mean of 22%, suggesting that the genus Nairovirus comprises a group of genetically highly diverse strains...
  37. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) in Northern Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, National AIDS Reference Laboratory of Northern Greece, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 54006, Greece
    Virus Res 85:85-93. 2002
    ..The proportion of CRF04_cpx strains is larger than previously reported, suggesting that the CRF04_cpx is significantly contributing to the Greek HIV-1 epidemic...
  38. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation of the protease and reverse transcriptase genes in HIV-1 CRF04_cpx strains
    Anna Papa
    National AIDS Reference Laboratory of Northern Greece, A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:677-80. 2002
    ..Genotypic resistance patterns of CRF04_cpx samples were found to be similar to those identified in subtype B viruses, suggesting that the drug-selective pressure has similar effects on both subtype B and CRF04_cpx...
  39. pmc Genetic detection and isolation of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Kosovo, Yugoslavia
    Anna Papa
    Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:852-4. 2002
    ..The physician was successfully treated with oral ribavirin. These cases yielded the first genetically studied C-CHFV human isolates in the Balkans...
  40. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Albania, 2001
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology A WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:603-6. 2002
    ..The Greek strain, which forms an independent clade, differed from the causative strain by 25.3% at the nucleotide level...
  41. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation of coxsackie virus B5 strains associated with aseptic meningitis in Greece
    A Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:688-91. 2006
    ..A non-synonymous mutation present in the strains of this study was not observed in other coxsackie virus B5 strains...
  42. pmc Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Bulgaria
    Anna Papa
    WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1465-7. 2004
    ..We report the epidemiologic characteristics of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Bulgaria, as well as the first genetic characterization of the virus strains circulating in the country in 2002 to 2003 that caused disease in humans...
  43. pmc Hantaviruses in Serbia and Montenegro
    Anna Papa
    World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Microbiology, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1015-8. 2006
    ..An outbreak of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome occurred in 2002 in Serbia and Montenegro. The epidemiologic characteristics and genetic relatedness of Dobrava/Belgrade virus strains responsible for most cases are described...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cytokine levels in Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Clin Virol 36:272-6. 2006
    ..A CCHF outbreak took place in Albania in 2003. As in other viral hemorrhagic fevers cytokines may be involved and play a role in the pathogenesis and outcome of the disease...
  45. ncbi request reprint Sandfly fever virus outbreak in Cyprus
    A Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:192-4. 2006
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of partial L RNA segment sequences revealed that the strain from Cyprus differed from sandfly Sicilian virus by 6.7% at the nucleotide level...
  46. ncbi request reprint Acute West Nile virus neuroinvasive infections: cross-reactivity with dengue virus and tick-borne encephalitis virus
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Med Virol 83:1861-5. 2011
    ..There is a need for caution when evaluating serologic results of flaviviral infections, while efforts have to be focused on the development of diagnostic assays with increased specificity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Persistence of West Nile virus immunoglobulin M antibodies, Greece
    Anna Papa
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Med Virol 83:1857-60. 2011
    ..A sharp decrease in the IgM levels was observed, mainly in patients who had high IgM index value in the acute phase. All patients were WNV IgG positive at the follow-up...
  48. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 co-receptor CCR5 and CCR2 mutations among Greeks
    A Papa
    National AIDS Reference Laboratory of Northern Greece, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 28:87-9. 2000
    ..No significant difference in CCR2 allele frequency between the two groups was observed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological study of tick-borne encephalitis virus in northern Greece
    Vasiliki Pavlidou
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:611-5. 2007
    ..8%). TBE was not confirmed by laboratory findings in any of the patients with CNS infection. Results of this study revealed that a flavivirus of the TBE serocomplex is circulating in Greece, yet is not a major public health problem...
  50. doi request reprint Genetic study of the distribution of Greek goat encephalitis virus in Greece
    Vasiliki Pavlidou
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:351-4. 2008
    ..Prevalence in ticks varied according to year, season, and geographic region. TBEV is not endemic in Greece, and most probably the seroprevalence of TBE antibodies in humans is due to cross-reactivity to GGEV...
  51. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Greece: a public health perspective
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 42 3rd Septemvriou Street, Athens, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 13:713-6. 2009
    ..We present herein the public health interventions and the case definitions we developed for the epidemiological investigation. The possibility of CCHF establishing endemicity in this area is discussed...
  52. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Greece
    Melina Kachrimanidou
    1st Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1391-3. 2011
    ..phagocytophilum sequences, providing the first molecular evidence for the circulation of A. phagocytophilum in I. ricinus ticks in Greece...
  53. ncbi request reprint Echovirus 15 and autumn meningitis outbreak among children, Patras, Greece, 2005
    Filanthi Frantzidou
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
    J Clin Virol 40:77-9. 2007
    ..Enteroviruses are the most common cause of aseptic meningitis, presenting in epidemic or endemic form...
  54. doi request reprint First detection of Rickettsia slovaca in Greece
    Melania Kachrimanidou
    1st Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Exp Appl Acarol 50:93-6. 2010
    ..Rickettsia slovaca was detected in one pool of Rhipicephalus bursa ticks, representing the first report of detection of R. slovaca in Greece...
  55. ncbi request reprint Evolution of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus
    Vassiliki Anagnostou
    First Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
    Infect Genet Evol 9:948-54. 2009
    ..34 x 10(-4), 1.22 x 10(-4), and 1.01 x 10(-4), respectively. Many discrepancies in clustering were seen, most probably caused by reassortment events, leading in complex patterns of evolution...
  56. pmc Genetic characterization of West Nile virus lineage 2, Greece, 2010
    Anna Papa
    Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:920-2. 2011
    ..The virus showed closest genetic relationship to the lineage 2 strain that emerged in Hungary in 2004; increased virulence may be associated with amino acid substitution H249P...
  57. doi request reprint Phlebovirus meningoencephalis complicated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia: a case report
    Vassiliki Anagnostou
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:595-6. 2011
    ..Complication by a hospital-acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia resulted in 2 months of hospitalization. Slight ataxia was still present on discharge...
  58. ncbi request reprint Enterovirus meningitis in Greece from 2003-2005: diagnosis, CSF laboratory findings, and clinical manifestations
    Kamal Dumaidi
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Clin Lab Anal 20:177-83. 2006
    ..The 5'NCR and VP1-2A RT-PCR with sequence analysis were found to be superior to conventional methods for direct diagnosis and the typing of EVs...
  59. ncbi request reprint Ticks infesting domestic animals in northern Greece
    Vasiliki Pavlidou
    Department of Microbiology WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Medical School, Aristotle University, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Exp Appl Acarol 45:195-8. 2008
    ..were present in 9/11 prefectures, Boophilus spp. in 4/11, while Dermacentor spp. were found only in one. Results of this study give an insight into the ecology of ticks and their potential of tick-borne diseases in the country...
  60. doi request reprint Serum TNF-α, sTNFR1, IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 levels in hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
    Ioannis Kyriakidis
    1st Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Virus Res 175:91-4. 2013
    ..Correlations between cytokine levels and their fluctuation over time after onset of the illness, along with comparisons from previously published data on the field, led in building an immune response pattern for HFRS...
  61. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toscana virus among residents of Aegean Sea islands, Greece
    Vassiliki Anagnostou
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:98-102. 2013
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  62. doi request reprint Distribution of sandflies (Diptera, Psychodidae) in two Ionian Islands and northern Greece
    Kyriaki Xanthopoulou
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1591-4. 2011
    ..tobbi (9.6%) predominated in the mainland. As most of these species are proven or suspected vectors of human and animal pathogens, prevention measures have to be taken in these areas during the summer months when sandflies are active...
  63. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: seroprevalence and risk factors among humans in Achaia, western Greece
    Maria Sargianou
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Patras University General Hospital, Patras, Greece Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54006, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e1160-5. 2013
    ..Achaia is a prefecture in western Greece that has not previously been studied for CCHFV...
  64. doi request reprint Contact tracing and serosurvey among healthcare workers exposed to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Greece
    Helen C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Healthcare Facilities, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:877-80. 2009
    ..Although person-to-person transmission did not take place, education of HCWs about the modes of CCHF virus transmission and appropriate infection control measures is needed in order to avoid future nosocomial cases...
  65. pmc Outbreak of West Nile virus infection in Greece, 2010
    Kostas Danis
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1868-72. 2011
    ..Advanced age and a history of heart disease were independently associated with death, emphasizing the need for prevention of this infection in persons with these risk factors...
  66. ncbi request reprint Real-time polymerase chain reaction quantification of Epstein--Barr virus in chronic periodontitis patients
    Antonis Konstantinidis
    Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Periodontal Res 40:294-8. 2005
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  67. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: risk for emergence of new endemic foci in Europe?
    Helena C Maltezou
    Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Travel Med Infect Dis 8:139-43. 2010
    ..There are models which show probability of CCHF extending to other countries around the Mediterranean basin suggesting that the vector, veterinarian, and human surveillance should be enhanced...
  68. pmc Isolation of Dobrava virus from Apodemus flavicollis in Greece
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2291-3. 2001
    ..DOBV was isolated from an A. flavicollis mouse trapped in northeastern Greece. This is the third DOBV cell culture isolate in the world, clustering together with other Greek DOBV sequences from HFRS patients and rodents...
  69. pmc Greek measles epidemic strain, 2005-2006
    G Gioula
    B Microbiology Department, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Epidemiol Infect 135:570-3. 2007
    ..68% from the New Jersey D6 strain and by 5.5% from the MV vaccine strain Edmonston B (U03656) belonging to genotype A...
  70. ncbi request reprint Characterization of vanA-type Enterococcus faecium isolates from urban and hospital wastewater and pigs
    C Kotzamanidis
    Department of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Appl Microbiol 107:997-1005. 2009
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  71. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 subtypes in Yugoslavia
    Maja Stanojevic
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, University of Belgrade, DrSubotica 1, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:519-22. 2002
    ..8%. Results of this study show that among HIV-1-infected patients in Yugoslavia subtype B predominates (91.5%), whereas non-B subtypes are present at a low percentage, mostly related to travel abroad...
  72. doi request reprint A toddler with acute flaccid paralysis due to West Nile virus infection
    Alexandra Soldatou
    From the Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens Medical School, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece and Department of Pediatric Neurology, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:1023-4. 2013
    ..He received intravenous immunoglobulin and showed gradual improvement and complete recovery of his muscle strength, gait and deep tendon reflexes. ..
  73. ncbi request reprint Epstein-Barr virus DNA in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Katerina Manika
    Department of Pneumonology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G Papanikolaou Hospital, Exohi, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 24:134-40. 2007
    ..Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most common idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. The human herpesviruses and especially Epstein-Barr virus have been implicated in the etiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a number of studies...
  74. pmc Virus detection and monitoring of viral load in Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus patients
    Roman Wölfel
    Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1097-100. 2007
    ..Infected patients who died appeared to have higher viral loads; low viral loads correlated with IgG detection...
  75. ncbi request reprint Genetic characterization of new Dobrava hantavirus isolate from Greece
    Kirill Nemirov
    Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 69:408-16. 2003
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  76. doi request reprint Detection of West Nile virus lineage 2 in Culex mosquitoes, Greece, 2012
    Anna Papa
    1 A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:682-4. 2013
    ..It seems that this specific strain is fully established in Greece and causes large-scale outbreaks. Thus, prevention and control measures have to be taken, while enhanced surveillance is needed...
  77. doi request reprint Lemierre's syndrome presenting to the ED: rapidly fatal sepsis caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus protein A type t044
    Georgia Pitsiou
    Respiratory Failure Unit, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G H G Papanikolaou, Exohi, Thessaloniki, 57010, Greece
    Am J Emerg Med 31:268.e5-7. 2013
    ..Recognition of such virulent community-acquired strains is of great importance because they could prove to be emerging pathogens for life-threatening diseases...
  78. ncbi request reprint Retrospective study on poliomyelitis cases in northern Greece
    Filanthi Frantzidou
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece
    J Clin Lab Anal 18:296-8. 2004
    ..The last wild poliomyelitis case in Greece was detected in 1996, and the last vaccine-related strain was isolated in 1998. The whole of Europe, including Greece, is now considered to be polio-free...
  79. doi request reprint Aseptic meningitis and encephalitis because of herpesviruses and enteroviruses in an immunocompetent adult population
    F Frantzidou
    A Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Eur J Neurol 15:995-7. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to identify the etiology and determine the frequency of aseptic meningitis and encephalitis due to HHVs and EVs in an immunocompetent adult population...
  80. ncbi request reprint M36I, protease gene, HIV-1: resistant mutation or genetic polymorphism?
    Anna Papa
    AIDS 17:1858-9. 2003
  81. ncbi request reprint Report of a serological study of Coxiella burnetii in domestic animals in Albania
    Mirela Cekani
    University of Tirana, Department of Biology, Tirana, Albania
    Vet J 175:276-8. 2008
    ..Specific IgG antibodies were detected in 9.1% of the animals from both lowland and mountainous areas. In total, a slightly higher percentage of antibodies was detected in sheep and goats (9.8%) than in cattle (7.9%)...
  82. doi request reprint Epidemiological and behavioral factors associated with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus infections in humans
    Maria Sargianou
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 11:897-908. 2013
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  83. doi request reprint The epidemic west nile virus strain in Greece was a recent introduction
    Vassiliki Dimou
    National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:719-22. 2013
    ..Data from the present study can be used as a threshold in future comparisons with respective data after the outbreaks to estimate and assess the public health impact, as well as for WNV evolutionary studies...
  84. pmc Human bocavirus infections in hospitalized Greek children
    Katerina Haidopoulou
    4 Department of Paediatrics, Papageorgiou Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Arch Med Sci 6:100-3. 2010
    ..To define the epidemiological profile and the clinical characteristics associated with HBoV infection in a population of children hospitalized with respiratory tract infection...
  85. ncbi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory tract infections in children
    E Souliou
    First Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54124, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:513-5. 2007
  86. pmc Bartonella species isolated from rodents, Greece
    Afrodite Tea
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:963-4. 2004