Marietjie Venter

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint West Nile virus lineage 2 as a cause of zoonotic neurological disease in humans and horses in southern Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:659-64. 2010
  2. pmc West Nile virus neurologic disease in humans, South Africa, September 2008-may 2009
    Dewald Zaayman
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:2051-4. 2012
  3. pmc Shuni virus as cause of neurologic disease in horses
    Charmaine van Eeden
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:318-21. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Macroarray assay for differential diagnosis of meningoencephalitis in southern Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Zoonoses Research Unit, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa Electronic address
    J Clin Virol 60:50-6. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Evolutionary dynamics of 2009 pandemic influenza A virus subtype H1N1 in South Africa during 2009-2010
    Marietjie Venter
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases Division, National Health Laboratory Service, Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Infect Dis 206:S166-72. 2012
  6. pmc Identification of deletion mutant respiratory syncytial virus strains lacking most of the G protein in immunocompromised children with pneumonia in South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
    J Virol 85:8453-7. 2011
  7. pmc Fatal neurologic disease and abortion in mare infected with lineage 1 West Nile virus, South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1534-6. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Contribution of common and recently described respiratory viruses to annual hospitalizations in children in South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    J Med Virol 83:1458-68. 2011
  9. pmc Lineage 2 west nile virus as cause of fatal neurologic disease in horses, South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:877-84. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiological analysis of a nosocomial outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus associated pneumonia in a kangaroo mother care unit in South Africa
    Adele Visser
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, National Health Laboratory Services, Tshwane Academic Division, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Med Virol 80:724-32. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint West Nile virus lineage 2 as a cause of zoonotic neurological disease in humans and horses in southern Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:659-64. 2010
    ..Collectively, these studies suggest that lineage 2 WNV may be significantly under estimated as a cause of neurological disease in South Africa...
  2. pmc West Nile virus neurologic disease in humans, South Africa, September 2008-may 2009
    Dewald Zaayman
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:2051-4. 2012
    ..Seven probable acute WNV cases were identified, suggesting WNV may be overlooked as an etiology of severe disease in South Africa...
  3. pmc Shuni virus as cause of neurologic disease in horses
    Charmaine van Eeden
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:318-21. 2012
    ..Shuni virus was found in 7 horses, 5 of which had neurologic signs. Testing for lesser known viruses should be considered for horses with unexplained illness...
  4. doi request reprint Macroarray assay for differential diagnosis of meningoencephalitis in southern Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Zoonoses Research Unit, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa Electronic address
    J Clin Virol 60:50-6. 2014
    ..Many cases of acute febrile illness with nervous manifestations go undiagnosed, partly because the potential pathogens are not investigated routinely...
  5. doi request reprint Evolutionary dynamics of 2009 pandemic influenza A virus subtype H1N1 in South Africa during 2009-2010
    Marietjie Venter
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases Division, National Health Laboratory Service, Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Infect Dis 206:S166-72. 2012
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  6. pmc Identification of deletion mutant respiratory syncytial virus strains lacking most of the G protein in immunocompromised children with pneumonia in South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
    J Virol 85:8453-7. 2011
    ..The association of clinical strains lacking most of the G protein with lower respiratory tract infection in immunocompromised children may have implications for RSV vaccine development...
  7. pmc Fatal neurologic disease and abortion in mare infected with lineage 1 West Nile virus, South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1534-6. 2011
    ..All West Nile virus strains previously detected in horses and humans in South Africa were lineage 2...
  8. doi request reprint Contribution of common and recently described respiratory viruses to annual hospitalizations in children in South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    J Med Virol 83:1458-68. 2011
    ..RSV, hPMV, PIV-3, and influenza viruses had defined seasons while rhinovirus, adenovirus, and coronavirus infections occurred year round in this temporal region of sub-Saharan Africa...
  9. pmc Lineage 2 west nile virus as cause of fatal neurologic disease in horses, South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:877-84. 2009
    ..In 5/7 horses, no other pathogen was detected. DNA sequencing for all 5 RT-PCR-positive cases showed the virus belonged to lineage 2. WNV lineage 2 may cause neurologic disease in horses in South Africa...
  10. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiological analysis of a nosocomial outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus associated pneumonia in a kangaroo mother care unit in South Africa
    Adele Visser
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, National Health Laboratory Services, Tshwane Academic Division, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Med Virol 80:724-32. 2008
    ..Inadequate infection control measures by health care providers and mothers to children in KMC units may increase potentially the risk of severe RSV infection in a population group with compounded risk factors...
  11. doi request reprint Human polyomaviruses, WU and KI in HIV exposed children with acute lower respiratory tract infections in hospitals in South Africa
    Marietjie Venter
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    J Clin Virol 44:230-4. 2009
    ..Geographic distribution and disease association of WUV and KIV genotypes are not yet clearly defined...
  12. pmc Genetic determinants of virulence in pathogenic lineage 2 West Nile virus strains
    Elizabeth M Botha
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:222-30. 2008
    ..Major deletions existed in the 3 noncoding region of 2 lineage 2 strains previously shown to be either less or not neuroinvasive relative to the highly neuroinvasive strains sequenced in this study...
  13. doi request reprint Respiratory viral coinfections identified by a 10-plex real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assay in patients hospitalized with severe acute respiratory illness--South Africa, 2009-2010
    Marthi A Pretorius
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Infect Dis 206:S159-65. 2012
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  14. pmc Replacement of previously circulating respiratory syncytial virus subtype B strains with the BA genotype in South Africa
    Stephanie van Niekerk
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
    J Virol 85:8789-97. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint A highly sensitive method for the detection and genotyping of West Nile virus by real-time PCR
    Dewald Zaayman
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    J Virol Methods 157:155-60. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first assay designed for the simultaneous detection and genotyping of WNV by rapid, sensitive real-time PCR which may be implemented in diagnostic and epidemiology laboratories...
  16. pmc Transmission of West Nile Virus during Horse Autopsy
    Marietjie Venter
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa M Venter, J Steyl, S Human, D Zaayman and National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Sandringham, South Africa M Venter, J Weyer, L Blumberg, P A Lehman, J Paweska, R Swanepoel
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:573-5. 2010
    ..In horses, 20% of infections result in clinical disease, of which approximately 90% involve neurologic disease with ataxia, weakness, recumbency, muscle fasciculation, and high death rates (30%) (2)...
  17. doi request reprint Inactivated West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine, Duvaxyn WNV, protects against a highly neuroinvasive lineage 2 WNV strain in mice
    Marietjie Venter
    Zoonosis Research Unit, Department Medical Virology, Room 2 72, Pathology Building, Prinshof Campus, 5 Bophela Road, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Vaccine 31:3856-62. 2013
    ..Commercial vaccines have mostly been evaluated against WNV lineage 1 strains and their efficacy against lineage 2 strains rarely reported...
  18. doi request reprint Improved detection of JC virus in AIDS patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy by T-antigen specific fluorescence resonance energy transfer hybridization probe real-time PCR: evidence of diverse JC virus genotypes associated with progress
    Allison J Glass
    Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria National Health Laboratory Services, Tshwane Academic Division, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    J Med Virol 81:1929-37. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint Efficacy and immunogenicity of influenza vaccine in HIV-infected children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial
    Shabir A Madhi
    National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Centre for Respiratory and Meningitis Diseases, Sandringham, South Africa
    AIDS 27:369-79. 2013
    ..We evaluated the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of nonadjuvanted, trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) against confirmed seasonal influenza virus illness in HIV-infected children...
  20. doi request reprint Influenza Epidemiology and Vaccine Effectiveness among Patients with Influenza-Like Illness, Viral Watch Sentinel Sites, South Africa, 2005-2009
    Genevie M Ntshoe
    Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 9:e94681. 2014
    ..We compared the characteristics of patients ill with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus to those ill with seasonal influenza and estimated influenza vaccine effectiveness during five influenza seasons (2005-2009) in South Africa...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gene expression in mice infected with West Nile virus strains of different neurovirulence
    Marietjie Venter
    Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Private Bag X4, Sandringham 2131, South Africa
    Virology 342:119-40. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic evidence of widespread distribution of genotype 3 JC virus in Africa and identification of a type 7 isolate in an African AIDS patient
    Marietjie Venter
    Special Pathogen Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Private Bag X4, Sandringham 2131, South Africa
    J Gen Virol 85:2215-9. 2004
    ..Type 2D has only been isolated previously in South Asia, although transmission of this genotype to Europeans who later settled in South Africa is not unlikely...
  23. doi request reprint Prospective cohort study comparing seasonal and H1N1(2009) pandemic influenza virus illnesses in HIV-infected children during 2009
    Shabir A Madhi
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:174-6. 2014
    ..7 vs. 0.2 per 100 child-weeks, respectively; P = 0.0001), and the clinical presentations were similar. Illnesses due to seasonal and A(H1N1p)2009 influenza were self-limiting without neuraminidase inhibitor therapy. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Amino acid variation within the fusion protein of respiratory syncytial virus subtype A and B strains during annual epidemics in South Africa
    Elizabeth Agenbach
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Private Bag X4, Modderfonteinroad, 2131, Sandringham, South Africa
    Virus Genes 30:267-78. 2005
    ..These results suggest that most of the identified CTL epitopes are subtype A-specific and may not be recognized in subtype B viruses, while the HLA Cw*12 restricted epitope may also not be recognized efficiently in GA5 strains...