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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Collaborators

  • Shabir A Madhi
  • Janusz Paweska
  • Cheryl Cohen
  • Kathleen Kahn
  • Meera Chhagan
  • Jacqueline Weyer
  • Louis H Nel
  • Dewald Zaayman
  • Charmaine van Eeden
  • Marthi A Pretorius
  • Stephanie van Niekerk
  • Robert Swanepoel
  • Allison J Glass
  • Adele Visser
  • Elizabeth M Botha
  • June H Williams
  • Dhamari Naidoo
  • Erna van Wilpe
  • Amelia Buys
  • Michelle Groome
  • Jocelyn Moyes
  • Sumayya Haffjee
  • Adrian Puren
  • Truuske G H Gerdes
  • Sibongile Walaza
  • Adrianne Viljoen
  • Halima Dawood
  • Stacey Human
  • Mariaan Wolfaardt
  • Wanda Markotter
  • Gustavio Palacios
  • Suzanne Delport

Detail Information

Publications20

  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. 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
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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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  19. 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...
  20. 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. ..