Stephanie P Johnston
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Evaluation of three commercial assays for detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium organisms in fecal specimensStephanie P Johnston
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:623-6. 2003..Test specificities were equal to or greater than 99%. Specimens with very small numbers of organisms were not detected by the ImmunoCard STAT!, the ProSpecT microplate assay or modified Kinyoun's acid-fast stained smears...
- PCR as a confirmatory technique for laboratory diagnosis of malariaStephanie P Johnston
Division of Parasitic Diseases, M S F 36, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
J Clin Microbiol 44:1087-9. 2006..in blood specimens. PCR was more sensitive than microscopy and capable of identifying malaria parasites at the species level when microscopy was equivocal...
- Resistance of Acanthamoeba cysts to disinfection in multiple contact lens solutionsStephanie P Johnston
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:2040-5. 2009..castellanii and 0% and 33% growth, respectively, being detected with A. polyphaga. There was no statistically significant difference in disinfection efficacy between the 11 solutions for A. hatchetti...
- Subtype analysis of Cryptosporidium specimens from sporadic cases in Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Iowa in 2007: widespread occurrence of one Cryptosporidium hominis subtype and case history of an infection with the Cryptosporidium horse genotypeLihua Xiao
Division of Parasitic Disease, National Center for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:3017-20. 2009..One previously rare Cryptosporidium hominis subtype was identified in 40 cases (70%) from all four states, and the Cryptosporidium horse genotype was identified in a pet shop employee with severe clinical symptoms...
- Rapid microsphere assay for identification of cryptosporidium hominis and cryptosporidium parvum in stool and environmental samplesKakali Bandyopadhyay
Scientific Resources Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
J Clin Microbiol 45:2835-40. 2007..In addition, the assay was more sensitive than DFA and provided species identification, which is an advantage for epidemiologic studies...
- Hospitalization and mortality among primarily nonbreastfed children during a large outbreak of diarrhea and malnutrition in Botswana, 2006Tracy L Creek
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Program, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E 04, Atlanta, GA 30033, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:14-9. 2010..Botswana has high HIV prevalence among pregnant women (33.4% in 2005), and an estimated 35% of all infants under the age of 6 months are not breastfed...
- Baylisascaris procyonis in the metropolitan Atlanta areaMark L Eberhard
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 9:1636-7. 2003..During spring 2002, 11 (22%) of 50 raccoons trapped in DeKalb County, Georgia, had B. procyonis infection. The increasing number of cases highlight this emerging zoonotic infection...
- National outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis associated with use of a contact lens solution, United StatesJennifer R Verani
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 15:1236-42. 2009..Premarket standardized testing of contact lens solutions for activity against Acanthamoeba spp. is warranted...
- Evaluation of the impact of overseas pre-departure treatment for infection with intestinal parasites among Montagnard refugees migrating from Cambodia to North CarolinaJ Jina Shah
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 4018, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:754-9. 2008....
- Clinical utility of multiple stool ova and parasite examinations in low-prevalence patient populationsJon P Furuno
Clin Infect Dis 43:795-6. 2006