B Swaminathan

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for human Salmonella infections in the United States
    Bala Swaminathan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J AOAC Int 89:553-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Building PulseNet International: an interconnected system of laboratory networks to facilitate timely public health recognition and response to foodborne disease outbreaks and emerging foodborne diseases
    Bala Swaminathan
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:36-50. 2006
  3. pmc PulseNet: the molecular subtyping network for foodborne bacterial disease surveillance, United States
    B Swaminathan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:382-9. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint PulseNet USA standardized pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for subtyping of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
    M B Parsons
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 4:285-92. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Standardization of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocols for the subtyping of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Shigella for PulseNet
    Efrain M Ribot
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:59-67. 2006
  6. pmc Ciprofloxacin resistance in Campylobacter jejuni isolates: detection of gyrA resistance mutations by mismatch amplification mutation assay PCR and DNA sequence analysis
    G Zirnstein
    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 37:3276-80. 1999
  7. pmc Molecular subtyping of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B: comparison of five methods
    B Swaminathan
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 34:1468-73. 1996
  8. ncbi request reprint PulseNet standardized protocol for subtyping Listeria monocytogenes by macrorestriction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
    L M Graves
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 65:55-62. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint PulseNet USA: a five-year update
    P Gerner-Smidt
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:9-19. 2006
  10. pmc Polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of a fragment of the ribosomal operon from Rochalimaea species for subtyping
    G M Matar
    Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
    J Clin Microbiol 31:1730-4. 1993

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for human Salmonella infections in the United States
    Bala Swaminathan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J AOAC Int 89:553-9. 2006
    ..Efforts are underway to electronically link all of the Salmonella surveillance systems at CDC to facilitate optimum use of available data and minimize duplication...
  2. ncbi request reprint Building PulseNet International: an interconnected system of laboratory networks to facilitate timely public health recognition and response to foodborne disease outbreaks and emerging foodborne diseases
    Bala Swaminathan
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:36-50. 2006
    ..Routine communication between the various international PulseNet networks will provide early warning on foodborne disease outbreaks to participating public health institutions and countries...
  3. pmc PulseNet: the molecular subtyping network for foodborne bacterial disease surveillance, United States
    B Swaminathan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:382-9. 2001
    ..S. Department of Agriculture. Four foodborne pathogens (E. coli O157:H7; nontyphoidal Salmonella serotypes, Listeria monocytogenes and Shigella) are being subtyped, and other bacterial, viral, and parasitic organisms will be added soon...
  4. ncbi request reprint PulseNet USA standardized pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for subtyping of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
    M B Parsons
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 4:285-92. 2007
    ..Comparative analysis of the PFGE fingerprints generated by each of these laboratories demonstrated that the protocol is both reliable and reproducible in the hands of multiple users...
  5. ncbi request reprint Standardization of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocols for the subtyping of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Shigella for PulseNet
    Efrain M Ribot
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:59-67. 2006
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  6. pmc Ciprofloxacin resistance in Campylobacter jejuni isolates: detection of gyrA resistance mutations by mismatch amplification mutation assay PCR and DNA sequence analysis
    G Zirnstein
    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 37:3276-80. 1999
    ..The MAMA PCR provides a means for routine detection of the gyrA mutation without the need for sequencing the gyrA gene...
  7. pmc Molecular subtyping of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B: comparison of five methods
    B Swaminathan
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 34:1468-73. 1996
    ..PFGE, MEE, and ribotyping showed greater discriminatory abilities than MAb-based serotyping and serosubtyping or ITS PCR-RFLP...
  8. ncbi request reprint PulseNet standardized protocol for subtyping Listeria monocytogenes by macrorestriction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
    L M Graves
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 65:55-62. 2001
    ..We describe a standardized molecular subtyping protocol for subtyping Listeria monocytogenes that was recently added to PulseNet. The subtyping can be completed within 30 h from the time a pure culture of the bacteria is obtained...
  9. ncbi request reprint PulseNet USA: a five-year update
    P Gerner-Smidt
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:9-19. 2006
    ..The PulseNet platform will also be used as a primary tool in preparedness and response to acts of food bioterrorism...
  10. pmc Polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of a fragment of the ribosomal operon from Rochalimaea species for subtyping
    G M Matar
    Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
    J Clin Microbiol 31:1730-4. 1993
    ..henselae. The subtyping potential of this method may be useful for further clinical and epidemiologic studies of the spectrum of diseases caused by R. henselae...
  11. ncbi request reprint WHO-sponsored international collaborative study to evaluate methods for subtyping Listeria monocytogenes: restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis using ribotyping and Southern hybridization with two probes derived from L. monocytogenes ch
    B Swaminathan
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 32:263-78. 1996
    ..Inter-laboratory reproducibilities were generally very good considering that no attempt was made to standardize protocols used by the participants...
  12. pmc Molecular subtyping of Clostridium perfringens by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to facilitate food-borne-disease outbreak investigations
    S E Maslanka
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 37:2209-14. 1999
    ..PFGE identifies clonal relationships of isolates which will assist epidemiologic investigations of food-borne-disease outbreaks caused by C. perfringens...
  13. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a PulseNet standardized pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for subtyping of Vibrio cholerae
    K L F Cooper
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:51-8. 2006
    ..Comparison of PFGE patterns generated by each of the participating laboratories demonstrated that the protocol is robust and reproducible...
  14. pmc Rapid pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for subtyping of Campylobacter jejuni
    E M Ribot
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1889-94. 2001
    ..Comparison of PFGE patterns obtained in six laboratories showed that subtyping results obtained using this protocol are highly reproducible...
  15. pmc Molecular characterization of the gene encoding H antigen in Escherichia coli and development of a PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism test for identification of E. coli O157:H7 and O157:NM
    P I Fields
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 35:1066-70. 1997
    ..coli O157:H7 and related strains that do not express immunoreactive H antigen and could be expanded to include other clinically important E. coli strains...
  16. pmc Isolation and characterization of a beta-D-glucuronidase-producing strain of Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 in the United States
    P S Hayes
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 33:3347-8. 1995
    ..This strain would have been missed by laboratories that screen for the sorbitol-negative, beta-D-glucuronidase-negative phenotype in isolating E. coli O157:H7 from clinical and food specimens...
  17. ncbi request reprint Characterization of gyrA mutations associated with fluoroquinolone resistance in Campylobacter coli by DNA sequence analysis and MAMA PCR
    G Zirnstein
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 190:1-7. 2000
    ..A mismatch amplification mutation assay polymerase chain reaction protocol was developed to detect this gyrA mutation...
  18. pmc Nationwide outbreak of listeriosis due to contaminated meat
    P S Mead
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 134:744-51. 2006
    ..Standardized molecular subtyping and coordinated, multi-jurisdiction investigations can greatly facilitate detection and control of listeriosis outbreaks...