- Bordetella pertussis in sporadic and outbreak settings in Alberta, Canada, July 2004-December 2012
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
BMC Infect Dis 14:48. 2014
..We describe B. pertussis activity in Alberta from July 2004 to December 2012...
- Use of an innovative web-based laboratory surveillance platform to analyze mixed infections between human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and other respiratory viruses circulating in Alberta (AB), Canada (2009-2012)
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health ProvLab, 3030 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4W4, Canada
Viruses 4:2754-65. 2012
..hMPV was significantly more likely to be identified in mono infection as compared with ADV, CRV, PIV, and RSV with the exception of ERV [p < 0.05]...
- When should a diagnosis of influenza be considered in adults requiring intensive care unit admission? Results of population-based active surveillance in Toronto
Stefan P Kuster
Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5, Canada
Crit Care 15:R182. 2011
- Determination of the relative economic impact of different molecular-based laboratory algorithms for respiratory viral pathogen detection, including Pandemic (H1N1), using a secure web based platform
Bonita E Lee
University of Calgary, Canada
Virol J 8:277. 2011
..This manuscript utilizes the data collected by DIAL as well as laboratory test cost modeling to identify the relative economic impact of four proposed scenarios of testing for Pandemic H1N1 (2009) and other respiratory viral pathogens...
- Laboratory based surveillance of travel-related Shigella sonnei and Shigella flexneri in Alberta from 2002 to 2007
Steven J Drews
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology ProvLab, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Global Health 6:20. 2010
..Regions included in the study represented major travel destinations for individuals living in Canada. Domestic exposures were defined as "travel within North America."..
- Surveillance of autopsy cases for D222G substitutions in haemagglutinin of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus in Alberta, Canada
S J Drews
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology, Calgary site, Calgary, AB, Canada
Clin Microbiol Infect 17:582-4. 2011
..The relevance of D222N and D222G to influenza pathogenesis and transmissibility currently remains unclear...
- Rethinking approaches to improve the utilization of nucleic acid amplification tests for detection and characterization of influenza A in diagnostic and reference laboratories
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, Microbiology, 3030 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4W4, Canada
Future Microbiol 6:1443-60. 2011
- Comparison of the Luminex xTAG respiratory viral panel with xTAG respiratory viral panel fast for diagnosis of respiratory virus infections
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Clin Microbiol 49:1738-44. 2011
..A small number of samples positive for influenza A virus, respiratory syncytial virus B, human metapneumovirus, and parainfluenza virus type 1 were not detected by the RVP Classic assay and in general had low viral loads...
- Multi-analyte suspension arrays for the detection of common viruses: how viable are these assays in clinical laboratories?
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 9:979-82. 2011
- Development of a real-time RT-PCR assay for detection of resistance to oseltamivir in influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus using single nucleotide polymorphism probes
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology, 3030 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4W4
J Virol Methods 173:259-65. 2011
..This assay can be used for screening of original samples for oseltamivir resistance without the need for culture and phenotypic testing...
- Association between patient age and influenza A subtype during influenza outbreaks
Bonita E Lee
Provincial Public Health Laboratory ProvLab, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 4W4
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:535-7. 2010
..We found that H3 but not H1 was associated with infection in older adults. Therefore, H3 was more commonly found than H1 in outbreaks in LTCFs...